Tourist Spots for Family Memories in Nashville
As Holidays approach, so do family visits – and family outings. Nashvillians generally say, “Been there, done that,” when it comes to the more ‘touristy’ locales. But to family and friends these are the places that often help create the grand memories they take home. There’s a reason why these are still the most interesting and entertaining spots to visit.
1. The Hermitage – Home of President Andrew Jackson. Those of you who have not visited the Hermitage since 2009 will be pleasantly surprised with enhancements including a new orientation film in the Andrew Jackson Visitor Center theater.
2. The Bluebird Café – Monday night “open mic” is still one of the most entertaining and representative venues in Nashville.
3. Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum – For nature lovers and art aficionados both.
4. Adventure Science Center – Not just for kids, and they’ll love you for it.
5. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – The Bakersfield Sound is the current exhibition (through December 2013). Still the best country music museum in the world.
6. Belmont Mansion, Belle Meade Plantation, The Parthenon – We’ve lumped these together, and you might too for the architecture and history buffs in the family.
Day or Overnight Trips
The Lost Sea: in Sweetwater, Tennessee – this the largest underground body of water in America. Not a fancy tourist place by any means, but totally cool – especially for the young ones. Cool for adults too, as the caverns run about 60 degrees all year round. Lodging nearby is pleasantly inexpensive.
Lynchburg, TN: home for both Davy Crockett and Little Richard, is best known for its distillery, Jack Daniels that is. An interesting fact is that Trip Advisor has the attraction’s ranking as an overall 5 stars out of 5 – given by 554 reviewers. Someone had a good time.