Nashville :: Your Next Family Trip Destination


Fall break is around the corner, and you might be thinking I want a getaway but not too far. Then look no further than a quick drive up I-24 to the Music City!

Nashville_ Your Next Family Trip Destination

Nashville is a booming city that not only has a great music scene but also great activities for families. 

What kind of activities? Look below at just a few places to take your family!

Arts & Culture

Lane Motor Museum
Belle Meade Plantation
Cheekwood Botantical Gardens & Museum of Art
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Martin ArtQuest Gallery

Nashville’s Children Theatre

Historic Attractions

Belle Meade Plantation
The Parthenon
TN State Museum 


Adventure Science Center
Jungle Gym 

Nashville Zoo
Nashville Shores
Titans/Predator games 

You can see more about places to visit by checking out Visit Nashville’s online guide and app for your visit to Nashville. 

After fall break, we’ll be heading into the Christmas season. If you don’t have a chance to visit on fall break then Christmas is a great time to make the short journey.

The Gaylord Opryland hotel is a perfect place to stay as they have an amazing Christmas season to enjoy! This year’s newest feature is Cirque Dreams Holidaze.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze Nashville extravaganza dazzles with:

  • Never-before-seen performances
  • Over 300 costumes and 20 of the world’s best acts
  • The finest singers, original music and seasonal favorites performed in a multi-million-dollar stage wonderland
  • Experience snowmen, penguins, angels, reindeer, toy soldiers, gingerbread men and ornaments…flying, balancing and stretching imaginations
  • Gravity defying feats that will have you on the edge of your seat…and, of course, Santa!

And what Christmas would be complete without Charlie Brown?

Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas

ICE!® featuring A Charlie Brown ChristmasA Charlie Brown Christmas

ICE!—our signature holiday attraction—is back with a new theme in 2017! Watch Charlie Brown rediscover the true meaning of Christmas as the beloved classic story unfolds through interactive ice sculptures and displays.

November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018
For tickets & information: +1-615-889-1000
Hours of Operation: Vary by day and subject to change. Event times and ticketing options are listed by day on purchase tickets calendar. Book online and avoid fees.
Location: Gaylord Opryland Events Center

What about that last minute Christmas shopping? Gaylord Opryland Hotel is conveniently located next to Opry Mills

Opry Mills

You can shop ’til you drop, and then take a break for some food OR some entertainment! Opry Mills now hosts Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. It will walk you down the history of music and of course some of your favorite country stars are featured.

Madame Tussauds

If you need a stress reliever visit Smith Creek Moonshine that distills moonshine and offers tastings of all their flavors!

Smith Creek Moonshine

Smith Creek Moonshine even has candles!

Or for the kiddos a little break in the play area!

Play Area Opry Mills

For lunch or dinner, they have some great eating choices from the Aquarium Restaurant to the Rainforest Cafe that will keep the kids entertained!

Aquarium Restaurant
Aquarium Restaurant Stingray
Aquarium Restaurant Nashville

I had a great dinner at the Aquarium Restaurant!

I had some yummy fish tacos and appetizers at Rainforest Cafe.

With a baby on the way, I took advantage of many of their children’s stores to prep for having the first girl in our family. 

A Christmas dress/sweater and two adorable outfits from Carter’s
Gymboree had me with these adorable prints!

I also grabbed these fall pieces from The Loft!

Loving the orange and blue combo and flower print sweater from The Loft.

Fall or winter, you can’t go wrong with a family visit to Nashville! 

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Eighteen years ago, I moved to Knoxville after graduating college and fell in love with the city that has now truly become my home. Shortly after moving here, I married my college sweetheart, and when not working we set out to travel as much as we could. After working as a financial manager for six years, I welcomed my first son Nolan in 2010 and began a journey as a stay-at-home mom. Two years later we added another baby boy, Conley, to make us a family of four. In June 2016, we welcomed our third boy, Foster. I founded Knoxville Moms in November 2013 which began my career as a work-from-home mom, and it grew to the expansion of Chattanooga Moms in March 2016. We welcomed our first girl, Lilah, in November 2017 making us a family of six and adding a little pink in our house. In June of 2021, I became co-owner of Atlanta Mom and in March 2022 the new owner of Nashville Moms. When I'm not chasing the kids or stepping on Legos you can find me enjoying a cup of coffee, reading a good book, and dreaming about my toes in the sand. I enjoy meeting new people and love to connect the moms of Knoxville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Nashville.