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Over spring break we took a road trip to Nashville, Tennessee. This was our second time going down there, and I must say I don’t think I will ever get tired of Nashville. I love it down there! There is just so much to do down there and it is so beautiful there.
Nashville is a great place to take the family for a vacation. Not only is it very kid friendly but it’s also a very cheap destination. Nashville has tons to offer from beautiful waterfalls to the famous Broadway St., this city should definitely be on your next vacation list.
Where To Stay
My dad lives in Nashville so we didn’t have to pay for a hotel or Airbnb. But I did some research and there are some great Airbnb’s in Nashville for families. Click here to get $40 off your first booking
But if hotels are more your choice they can run as low as $50 a night in the off season.
What To Do
Percy Priest Lake- About 20 outside of downtown, this lake is a wonderful place to hang out for the day. There are different entrances to the lake some are free and some not. You can also camp here, kayak, rent boats and fish. My favorite part of the lake was an area called Cook Day Use Area. It was $5 to get in but it had a small beach with a playground right next to it! Great way to keep the kids busy all day and the view was beautiful.
Cumberland Park- Located right downtown next to the riverfront. Nice thing about this park is that parking is free! Great views of downtown Nashville and the riverfront. The park offers a splash pad, rock climbing wall, climbing nets and 2 slides. After the kids play you can take an elevator up to the Pedestrian Bridge and cross over to downtown, where you could grab something to eat or just walk throughout downtown Nashville.
Nashville Zoo- It’s not the biggest zoo but it is beautiful and very well taken care of. They have exhibits where you can pet a kangaroo and a turquoise! They have three different types of rides there and a huge playground for the kids.
Gaylord Opryland Hotel- The largest hotel in the US without a casino attached it to. It’s free to walk around the hotel/ convention center. A beautiful place filled with gardens, waterfalls, and plants. They even offer a boat ride for $10. This place is huge so it’s very easy to get lost, we did trying to find the way out.
Opry Mills Mall- Located right next to the hotel. After your finished walking around the hotel you could head on over to the mall to get something to eat at one of the restaurants like Dave N Busters or The RainForest Café. They have stores like Build a Bear, Lego Store and Disney Store for the kids.
Some other things to do in Nashville are
Visit one of the waterfalls: Burgess Falls, Cummins Falls, Fall Creek Falls, etc
Adventure Science Center
Soar Adventure Tower
Nashville Shores/ Wave Country
Where To Eat
Aquarium Restaurant- This place is great to take the kids to. They have a huge fish tank in the middle of the restaurant with tons of fish in it even an eel! You could eat your food while watching the fish. The food is very good as well and it’s not to over priced. The kids will have a blast here!
The Old Spaghetti Factory- The name itself makes this place seem fun and interesting. Enjoy homemade Italian food that’s not to over priced. They also have a great kids menu for the little ones.
Savannah’s Candy Kitchen- When in Nashville you definitely have to stop by this place! They offer a little bit of everything, cakes, brownies, chocolates, salt water taffy, gourmet popcorn and much more! They even have decorated candy apples!
The Pharmacy- A great atmosphere for kids with live music and friendly service. They have a old school soda foundation and old fashioned milkshakes! If your looking to try an good burger this is the place to go! And they have sweet potato fries! Yum!
Rainforest Café- Known for its very kid friendly environment with it’s jungle like atomshpere. The kids will enjoy looking at the animals while waiting for their food. And the tropical thunderstorm that happens ever once and a while! Even as an adult I love this place.
Overall Nashville is a great and exciting city to bring the family to. Have you ever visited Nashville?