Do you enjoy learning about Nashville history? If so, then a self-guided tour of Fort Nashborough is highly recommended. It’s a great opportunity to learn about Nashville’s early history and tour log cabins which depict what things were like back then.
Fun Things To Do
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!
I love parks. My kids love parks. So we thought we would explore a little bit of Nashville’s beautiful Centennial Park the other day. There is so much to see and do there! Here’s a little about our first time visiting Nashville’s Centennial Park.
The Adventure Science Center in Nashville will not only keep you nice & cool in the summer heat, but it will teach your kids (and you) about science in fun & interesting ways.
Beech Bend Park has the feel of a state fair, amusement park and water park all rolled into one sweet package and tucked away in the beautiful country side of Bowling Green, Kentucky. This park boasts thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides, a new addition to their Splash Lagoon water park, and a convenient campground.
Jim and I hopped in the motorhome and headed from Nashville toward the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. We had a blast! We made it a 4-day mini vacation — visiting 1 or 2 distilleries each day, then camping someplace in between the distillery locations each night. Here’s what the bourbon tours were like.
We rented a cabin at Brothers Cove in Sevierville, Tennessee. There were 8 of us — including 2 children. If you’re looking for some really nice and affordable Pigeon Forge cabin rentals, then Brothers Cove is definitely worth considering! Here’s why…
We went to the Higgins Moonlite Drive-In for the first time. It’s located in Woodbury, Tennessee — just east of Murfreesboro. Here’s our review of the Moonlite Drive-in, including pictures!
The Franklin Main Street Brew Fest in downtown Franklin, TN is a chance to experience music, food, and beer — over 40 varieties — in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The event takes you on a tour of Main Street as you go from shop to shop, sampling beers. If beer isn’t your thing, you should go for the music, food, and atmosphere that the celebration creates!
Every time you drive down Columbia Avenue in Franklin, Tennessee you are passing a story that played out in 1864. Here are little-known facts and details about the Battle of Franklin, plus photos we took while visiting many of the historic sights associated with the Battle of Franklin.
Here’s my list of rainy day activities — for kids and adults — in Franklin, Tennessee.
What are your favorite places to go out and listen to FREE music in and around Nashville? Here are some of ours.
The Boiler Room Theatre is located at the Franklin Factory — inside the building which housed the boiler of the old stove manufacturing factory.The theater itself is small, with only 120 seats
It’s a good time, and also a sure way to get my husband out on a date night 7 times a year!
At first I wasn’t sure about the idea of dueling pianos. It sounded boring. Boy, was I wrong! We had the best time. And I was dancing in my chair the whole time — considering the dance floor is very small.
If you are looking for something to help entertain your active child on a rainy day, look no further. The Rainbow Play Systems Party Room is a nice replacement for playing in the soggy backyard.
Glow Galaxy is a glow-in-the-dark play place for kids in Cool Springs. We’ve been there twice now for birthday parties, and they sure are fun!
I have watched rodeos on TV and have always been amazed at how those cowboys are able to stay on their crazy horses for so long. To see it in person at the Franklin Rodeo was even more astounding. My son and his friend had an especially good time at the Franklin Rodeo.
Where I grew up in Florida, there were no parks like Aspen Grove Park to speak of where you could walk, run or bike. And, certainly, there were no bubbling streams and golf courses along the path. It’s easy to take for granted some of these parks right in our backyard. So don’t. Take advantage of them and see for yourself… we live in a beautiful place!
I don’t really like Country music. And Bluegrass and Folk music really aren’t my thing either. So why world would I want to go to the Grand Ole Opry so much? And how do I justify spending upwards of $50 a ticket for the experience? Here’s why the Opry rocks!
Looking for something fun to do in Franklin, TN today?… Tomorrow?… Next weekend?… Or next month?… Start here to find upcoming events taking place in Franklin Tennessee and the Nashville area.
Tis the season for checking out Franklin, Tennessee’s holiday light displays. One interesting way to see all of the Christmas lights is to hop on the Franklin Trolley and let them chauffeur you through the town to gaze at all of the glittering decorations. Here’s the scoop…
Some business friends of ours were contemplating a visit to Nashville in the near future. They wanted to stay somewhere close to downtown and take in all the sights & sounds that Music City has to offer — over the course of 2 or 3 days. They asked for some advice. Here’s what we recommended…
See how Nashville’s NFL, Minor League Baseball, and NHL teams are stacking up these days. Are they still the fan favorites?
My aim here is simply to give new residents or visitors in the Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee area an honest review and some idea of what they can expect to find upon their first visit to the Warner Dog Park or Maggie’s Park Park — aka The Franklin Dog Park.
Here’s what you can expect to see when you go to the Franklin Dog Park — also known as Maggie’s Bark Park — in Williamson County. Or, if you go to the Warner Dog Park — part of the Percy Warner Parks system between Brentwood and Bellevue in Nashville. Lots of photos!
Nashville boat marinas and other places to rent pontoon boats in the Nashville, Tennessee area.