Spring Break Nashville-style!
We may not have the sand and the sea in Music City (my only beef with Nashville) but we have everything else you need for a perfect spring break staycation. Bonus: Save a little moo-la.
Here’s the deal. Nashville is jam-packed with family fun but life just gets busy and locals get stuck in their daily routines of school, work, eat, sleep, repeat. So – here are 10 reasons to be a tourist in your own city this spring break.
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It’s the prettiest time of year at Cheekwood! Cheekwood in Bloom kicks off this Saturday and runs through April 7th. More than 150,000 blooming bulbs are brightening up the Cheekwood grounds just begging you to be Instagrammed. Cheekwood in Bloom will also bring five weekends of family fun from activities to entertainment.
If you live in Nashville and haven’t been to the Grand Ole Opry.. Bless. Now seriously, drop everything, buy tickets and go. There’s nothing more Nashville and the line-up is always mind-blowing! To give you an idea of who you’ll see in that famous circle, here are just a few artists performing this weekend: Darius Rucker, Ricky Skaggs, Josh Turner, Crystal Gayle, and Charles Esten.
One of Nashvilles newest places for a night of entertainment. It also happens to be one of the most unique experiences in town. We can’t give it all away but your night begins via a secret tunnel into a magical world of well.. magic.
One of our favorite spots for a full day of family fun – and learning! They’ve got more than 175 exhibits focused on biology, astronomy, physics, earth science, energy, weather, sound, and space. This place proves that learning is fun – for all ages.
The ultimate golf experience! You and your family will hit microchipped golf balls at targets from a climate-controlled bay that accommodates up to six players (with up to an additional six spectators)! Golf is the focus but they’ve also got a restaurant and live music venue. A guaranteed PAR-TEE!
We’re lucky to have one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to music right in our backyard. The Country Music Hall of Fame is always jam-packed with extensive musical collections as well as rotating exhibits that keep us coming back for more. Their newest exhibit, American Currents, officially opens today and runs through February 2020.
Explore your favorite city – on a segway! See all the sights as a knowledgeable guide leads you around town on a one or two hour tour. You’ll learn lots of fun facts about Music City and get to experience this unique mode of transportation (YES, segways are as fun at they look). A cool experience for anyone twelve and up!
Take your family to Plaza Mariachi for the ultimate cultural experience in Nashville! The sights, sounds, and smells will have you feeling like you’re in old Mexico. Enjoy Latin culture, art, music, entertainment and food all in one place – fun for the whole family!
Radnor Lake is a total gem. An oasis just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Green Hills. The natural park has more than six miles of trails that are strictly used for hiking and observing wildlife – no jogging, fishing or walking pets. A perfect place to breathe in fresh air and get some exercise with your family.
Many folks, even locals, don’t realize Nashville’s nickname is the Athens of the South, which helps explain why we have a full-scale replica of the famous landmark off West End Avenue. Built in 1897 for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, the Parthenon now serves as an art museum and centerpiece for Centennial Park, a 132-acre green space two miles from downtown.
For all your Nashville needs (Arts & Culture, Live Music, Eats & Drinks, Outdoor Adventures and more) browse daily suggestions at Wannado.com.