If you’re planning a visit to the Bluebird Cafe, here are some great tips before you go. Plus, our recommendations for making a reservation.
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Visiting Nashville for the first time? We think it's a great place to visit... and live! Here, local residents share their favorite things to see & do that are worthy of being on your Nashville bucket list -- plus Nashville road trip ideas & day trips to surrounding areas. See activities the entire family will enjoy: museums, water parks, bicycle & segway tours, drive-in movie theaters, tips for visiting many of the area's parks (local parks, dog parks & state parks) -- even fun things to do on a rainy day. Plus, fun activities just for adults: Nashville nightlife, the downtown bars, popular music venues, where to eat, our favorite small (but quaint) live music places that are off the beaten path, and fun tours you should take when you're here -- even if you're not into music!
Thinking of going to the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville for the first time? Here’s what you can expect. Local residents share insider secrets and little-known facts about Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe.
Franklin Tennessee is a city filled with parks! There are city parks. And there are county parks. When you add them all up, there are PLENTY of places to enjoy the great outdoors in one of the many parks located in Franklin, TN. In all, there are nearly 30 parks within the confines of the city.
A sprayground is a water playground consisting of a multiple groups of spray features surrounded by a kid-friendly playing surface. Spraygrounds are typically automated and use nozzles and shower-type heads to distribute the water. They sometimes include interactive features, as well. For example, some sprays can be activated by users touching a button which begins a computerized water sequence. Here are Nashville’s spray parks…
We went to the Hi-Way 50 Drive-In last night. It’s a single screen drive in theater in Lewisburg, Tennessee. We had a blast! Here’s our review of the Hiway 50 Drive-in…
See when and where the Easter Egg Hunts are taking place for children in Williamson County Tennessee this year.
The latest buzz in Franklin these days is what the new Listening Room Cafe will be like! Most are excited to see another live music venue coming to downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Word is, the doors will open in February ’07.
At a local city park, there are just too many signs. While they have removed the ‘Absolutely No Ball Throwing’ sign, and a few other similar — non fun — signs, I was still amazed by the sheer number of signs you’re faced with the moment you step foot in this lovely city park. How many signs can you spot in this one photo?
The following list of activities are just for kids! Most of these are in Williamson County, TN, but a few extend into other parts of Nashville. If you’re planning a children’s event, say for your child’s birthday, then you may want to consider these fun places in and around Franklin, Tennessee…
Thinking of visiting Franklin Tennessee in the near future? Here are some great tips for tourists and some ideas of fun things to see & do in and around Franklin, Tennessee.
Do you have information on summer camps in the area? If not, I would be VERY intersted in that information, along with recommendations from folks whose children went to those camps… See my reply here.
If you’re in the Franklin/Nashville area, I’d encourage you to take one of these walking tours. See how scared you get as part of a small group of people walking the streets at night while hearing about dozens of well-documented stories about local ghosts & hauntings! If you’re looking for a LIST of haunted places in Nashville… and other parts of Tennessee, then check this out…
It’s summertime alright! And ‘hot Hot HOT’ definitely summarizes these past few weeks. Here’s a view of summertime fun through the eyes of a child…
We love exploring all there is to see & do in the Gatlinburg area. Actually, I’m referring to those areas surrounding Gatlinburg more than the actual town of Gatlinburg itself. Why? Because the town itself is so touristy — with all the souvenir shops and fun things to do downtown — that it gets pretty hectic and congested. That’s why we typically hang out somewhere between Townsend (to the west), Cosby (to the east) and Bryson City (to the south).
Photos, map, and directions to the new Jim Warren Skateboard Park in Williamson County, Tennessee – Franklin, TN.
They say Nashville’s fireworks show is the 3rd best in the nation, after New York City and Washington, D.C.! This year, we decided to see for ourselves. Here are some pictures, plus some tips for watching the fireworks from downtown Nashville, TN.
Here are our favorite places in Franklin and Nashville to hear live music in an intimate setting where you can get up close and personal with the singers & songwriters.
A collection of videos of people singing… badly! Call it online karaoke. Call it a desperate cry for help. Call it their 5 minutes of fame. Most will call it FUNNY!
At the Franklin Skate Park, as these pictures show, we’re in the ‘slow’ phase of the construction process right now. While there haven’t been many visual changes in the past few months, you can see in these photos that the skateboard park in Franklin, Tennessee is coming along quite nicely!
The Jim Warren Skate Plaza is one of the best things to happen to the town of Franklin Tennessee in a long time! Construction on the new skate park began this week… check out the pictures, plans for the skate park, and details about the park’s future.
All the best places to go horseback riding in the Nashville area… from The Natchez Trace to Percy Warner Park and dozens of horse riding stables in between.
We had the BEST time at the two most recent Nashville Predators home games!… here’s a comparison of the view from the cheap seats (nosebleed Section 303) vs on the glass (where the pretty people are).
Looking for something fun to do this holiday season? There are a number of fun things to do in the Nashville area… You might enjoy viewing these Christmas lights displays. Or, consider visiting these holiday attractions in middle Tennessee.
Come along, as we explore Nashville, Tennessee from the perspective of a 6-year-old…
Haunted Tennessee walking tours in the Nashville and Franklin areas… plus some interesting haunted places within the state of Tennessee you might not have known about.
It’s hockey time in Nashville!…Here’s a bit about our fun times watching the Nashville Predators while sitting in the nosebleed section — called Cell Block 303… or Section 303.
Some interesting information about Fainting Goats… they really drop dead right on the spot and lie helpless on the ground!
For those who live in Tennessee (like us), here are all the drive-in movie theaters I could find in the state of Tennessee..
After researching several different cabins online, we opted to rent through Cosby Creek Cabins in Cosby, Tennessee. They offered the best view, the most amenities, and the lowest price — AND they were just a hop, skip & a jump from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Here are the details of our Gatlinburg cabin rental experience.
The Ocoee River is known as “the birthplace of freestyle kayaking”, and after watching freestyle kayakers and playboaters today, I can see why!
If ice sculptures are your thing… you’ll love those found at Opryland’s hotel and Country Christmas festivities. And, if you ever have the opportunity to head upstate New York in February, then you’ll want to check out Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival (near Lake Placid).
See what others think about Nashville, Tennessee… Are the stereotypes true? If you’re wondering what’s so great about Nashville, check out these fun things to see & do in Music City USA.
We skipped town for the weekend and headed to Gatlinburg over the 4th of July holiday. Not only did we get to see ‘the nation’s FIRST Fourth of July Parade’ — which took place at 12:01 a.m. on Monday July 4th — really midnight of July 3rd. But we also got to witness ‘the nation’s LAST Fourth of July Fireworks Display’ — which took place at 11:59 p.m. on Monday July 4th. Both were just okay.
Photos from our day spent watching the Nashville Sounds baseball team.
If you haven’t already experienced the services at Bellevue Community Church yourself, then you may be wondering just what it’s like at BCC. Here’s a photo collage of a day at Bellevue Community Church in Nashville, Tennessee.
It is said that hundreds of out-of-town cowboys have made their way to Franklin, Tennessee for the annual Franklin Rodeo. Here’s a humorous look at all the hype surrounding this event.
Some photographs depicting the beauty of the Belmont University campus in Nashville, Tennessee…
A story that’s funny NOW about Jim’s dad and the day he almost didn’t return home with us during our trip to Fall Creek Falls State Park. He’s tumbled off a cliff instead! Danger… warning… don’t let this happen to you!
Nashville’s famed Printers Alley is so named because of the large number of printing companies that used to be housed in that alley. Today, Printer’s Alley is a Nashville hot spot for tourists and locals alike. Here’s why…
From the music… to the messages… to the church’s down-to-earth pastor David Foster, there’s a lot to be said for the fellowship at Bellevue Community Church in Nashville, Tennessee! Here’s how we found a church in Nashville, and why we’re proud to call BCC home.
Not only can you scoop up a really good deal on groceries at Puckett’s, but you can also catch some pretty amazing live musical performances there on Friday nights. And we’re not just talking about no-names here… the songwriter nights at Puckett’s Grocery feature some of the most talented songwriters in and around Nashville!
Looking for colorful leaves? Hoping to catch the fiery Fall colors before they fade? We are too. Here are some leaf peeping tips for people who live in or near the state of Tennessee.
An example of how to turn a ho-hum day into a FUN day — just play tourist for the day! I shot 127 photos of downtown Nashville this afternoon… check out my favorite photos.
First impressions can be deceiving… here are some of the best things about the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.
Here are my first impressions after touring the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.
A little about our whitewater rafting trip – Nantahala River near Bryson City, NC. It was mom’s first time going whitewater rafting.
Black bears aren’t so frightening… at least when they’re way up in the trees! We spotted a mama bear and her cubs up high in a tree at Cades Cove in Gatlinburg, TN. It was incredibly exciting.