I made the switch from a commercial dog food (Nutro) to a private label natural dog food that’s made in the USA and delivered to my home… for FREE! It’s called Nature’s Select dog food. Here’s why Nature’s Select is a great choice if you’re looking for Nashville dog food delivery.
Nashville Fun Stuff
Looking for some fun things to do in Nashville, Tennessee? Local residents share their favorite things and bucket-list items for locals and visitors alike. See where to stay, where to eat, and what to do while you’re here!
Living in Franklin, Tennessee, we see a good deal of celebrities whenever we’re out and about. Here are some of the best places where you are most likely to spot a celebrity in and around Nashville. (We’ve excluded all of the music venues and locations where Nashville celebrities are on hand for a specific function.)
Not into Country music? Here are the best live music venues in Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis that cater to non-Country music fans.
Did you know that wherever you are in Tennessee there’s a state park within an hour’s drive?! Good news: ALL Tennessee state parks are now FREE! So, if you haven’t been to one of Tennessee’s state parks in awhile, this is something to add to your Bucket List. See a complete list of Tennessee state parks and which ones are our favorites in Middle Tennessee. Plus other fun things to do in the Nashville area.
We went to Mangia Nashville and have never enjoyed great Italian food and fun times quite like this before. See why Mangia Nashville is one of the locals’ best-kept secrets and a place NOT to be missed!
The Pancake Pantry in Nashville was on my Bucket List for awhile. Now, I’ve been there several times. See why there’s always a line at the Pancake Pantry Nashville – which is one of the Top 3 Pancake Restaurants in America! By the way, there’s a Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg now too.
Mike Wolfe from the History Channel’s American Pickers TV show has an antique store in downtown Nashville, TN. It’s called Antique Archaeology Nashville. (American Pickers Iowa is located in LaClaire, Iowa.) Here’s what the Antique Archeology Nashville store is like.
Looking for fun things to do in Nashville? We’ve compiled a list of all the best things that you absolutely MUST put on your list when you visit Music City – from where to stay, to where to eat, and what to do while you’re here!
My family visited The Parthenon in Nashville mostly because of the movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson journeys to The Parthenon in search of a certain object needed to complete his quest/mission. Here’s our review of the Nashville Parthenon, including the giant statue of Athena.
See which neighborhoods have the nicest neighbors & the best Halloween candy. The locals’ favorite spots in Nashville to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
Touring the Fontanel mansion is definitely something for your Nashville Bucket List! Here’s how much it costs + my photos showing what the log home is like.
Smokin Thighs expanded from one of the best Nashville food trucks to one of the best restaurants in Nashville. Nothing is fried. Chicken is applewood smoked
I rode a Segway for the first time thru downtown Nashville and I didn’t crash – or hit anyone! Two-hour Nashville Segway Tours are fun for locals & tourists
I’ve been to Sky High Sports Nashville a few times. Whenever guests are in town – and they have kids – Sky High Nashville is where we go! Here’s why…
Here’s what my first time eating from a Nashville food truck was like, plus tips before you order from food trucks in Nashville.
My 2 boys have always enjoyed playing with vehicles of all shapes and sizes, so I knew they would love a visit to the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN. Here is my family’s review of this one-of-a-kind car museum, plus some time- and money-saving tips worth sharing before you go!
The Aquarium Restaurant inside the Opry Mills Mall is an underwater dining adventure that’s hard to pass up! Not to mention the fact that it’s Nashville’s ONLY aquarium. The Aquarium Restaurant is a fun dining adventure for adults and kids alike. Here’s our review.
The Well in Nashville is a coffeehouse with a cause. Everything at The Well Coffeehouse points to giving back… to the local community in Nashville AND the human community worldwide!
This was our first time dining at Flemings steak restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. We weren’t impressed and probably won’t go back. Here’s why…
Here are 6 things you should know before you go to the CMA Country Christmas show taping in Nashville.
Looking for the best Nashville skatepark? Then you have to go to Two Rivers Skatepark! It’s on the same property as Wave Country water park. Here’s our family’s review of the skatepark.
The Frist Center in Nashville is not your typical art museum. Not only are there traditional visual arts galleries, but there are also hands-on family-friendly interactive areas that your kids will enjoy. Here’s what our recent trip to The Frist Center was like with two 9-year-old boys.
I’m from Florida. I’m a water park enthusiast. While Nashville isn’t exactly known for its water parks, Nashville Shores is a really awesome place to have fun and stay cool! Here’s a mom’s review of Nashville Shores water park.
Here are a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities that kids of all ages would enjoy in Nashville. I have done quite a few of these activities with my kids, but not all of them… yet! We have only lived in Nashville for 2 years. We plan on doing some of these ourselves in the next few weeks.
If you’re going to Nashville for the nightlife and live music, then a pub crawl on Broadway must be on your To Do list! You don’t have to like Country music – there’s plenty of live entertainment to suit everyone’s tastes. Here are some ideas for doing your own Nashville pub crawl.
Sixth Avenue Skatepark is located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. This skate park has both indoor and outdoor skating areas, but it’s best known for its indoor facility. If you have skateboard, scooter, or BMX enthusiasts then you’ll want to check out this skatepark!
I’ve always enjoyed bike riding in Nashville, TN. It’s a bike-friendly city. Setting out on a bicycle can open up a whole new perspective on Music City USA.
I had seen many pictures of the Opryland Hotel and it looks breathtaking just from the photos, but nothing beats seeing this hotel in person! Here are 3 things you absolutely must see when visiting the Opryland Hotel, plus some tips before you go.
An RV vacation through Tennessee must include a tour of the Nashville and Franklin area! Here are some tips for planning an exciting Nashville RV adventure in your own RV or in a rental RV.
Here are photos from the very first Stories Behind The Songs show at The Listening Room Cafe in Nashville, TN. Chris Blair is definitely onto something with this type of show. I know we’ll definitely be back to hear more stories behind the songs at The Listening Room Cafe. You never know WHO you’re gonna see there!
I recommend the downtown Nashville Broadway Brewhouse, and I highly recommend bringing your appetite because they will not disappoint. (Unless you order pizza and don’t like it super cheesy!) Here’s our review of the food and atmosphere at Broadway Brewhouse downtown Nashville.
I highly recommend making your way to Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park as soon as you get a chance. There are so many reasons to visit this beautiful park, but here are my top 5, plus some things that are good to know before you go!
I’ve been wanting to visit the Nashville Farmers’ Market for quite some time now. I’m so glad I finally got that chance! Here’s what it’s like at the Nashville Farmers Market — and the adjoining Market House and Flea Market.
If you haven’t eaten at a Firehouse Subs yet, then run — don’t walk — to the nearest location. This is no ordinary sub shop. In addition to its unique history and remarkable community service, the first thing that makes Firehouse Subs so unique is the ambiance. It speaks of patriotism and heroism.
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.
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.
Looking for a romantic evening that includes delicious food (some of which you cook yourself) and a unique atmosphere; The Melting Pot in Nashville is just that place. Here’s my review.
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.
These are some hats that were for sale at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop downtown Nashville. he cowboy hats were placed on the floor. The baseball cap in the middle reads:
I’d like to check you for ticks.
NBC is hosting an open casting call in Nashville, Tennessee October 1-2 for their new show created and produced by Jerry Seinfeld called The Marriage Ref. Want to be a contestant on the show?
The CMT Awards show precedes the CMT Music Festival each June. We scored some press passes this year! Here’s how things went at the CMT Music Awards show, and some of the unique things that I saw this year…
There will be art openings & talks, a book signing, and holiday receptions at art galleries throughout Nashville.
What are your favorite places to go out and listen to FREE music in and around Nashville? Here are some of ours.
In addition to style, here’s a list of other things that Nashville, Franklin, and Williamson County have received accolades for.
Taping for HGTV’s Bang For Your Buck show in Nashville, TN will begin soon, so if you’re interested, apply immediately! Here are the details to be on the show…
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.
Do you live near Franklin, Tennessee… and love it? Do you like to write? If you would like to write articles about fun things to see & do in and around Franklin (and Nashville) — and you’d like to share your photos and stories about fun things to do in the area — then you […]
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!
Nashville Tennessee is one of 4 national casting calls for the Nashville Star competition. Which means the Open Call takes place on the first day and Callbacks occur on the second day. For Nashville, the dates are March 21 and 22. Here are all the Nashville Star audition dates, times & places…
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…