Known as Music City, Nashville is filled with rich history, beautiful wilderness and of course, music. Get ready to vacation in the land of Opry and escape daily life with a fabulous family get away with a number of Nashville attractions for kids. Some of the hottest things to do include visiting famous music venues, touring the city by trolley, checking out a replica of the Parthenon and partaking in proper Southern barbecue.
Attractions in this town rely in large part on musical venues such as the Grand Ol' Opry. Plan for a rockin' vacation by starting your trip out at one of the many kid-friendly hotels in Nashville where you'll be in the heart of it all. The Ryman Auditorium is close to many hotels. Considered a must-see in Nashville, this former church is one of the top things to do in Nashville with kids because so many famous artists played or got their start here. Take a tour backstage for a small fee and snap a picture of your kids posing with a guitar on stage. Sometimes the proprietors even let kids sing up there if it's not too busy.
When you're ready for a rest, but you still want to see more, the Music City Trolley Hop is one of the best Nashville attractions for kids. You can hop on the trolley throughout the city and then get off wherever. Plus, there are drop-off locations near many popular hotels. This guided tour takes you past some of the best attractions in Nashville, including the Country Music Hall of Fame. It's a unique and informative way to see the city.
You might also enjoy outdoor tourist attractions in Nashville. Hiking and exploring can provide great family bonding time and can help you save money on your trip. There are a number of free Nashville tourist attractions that offer lots of fun and don't cost a thing. For instance, Centennial Park has 132 acres and a life sized replica of the Parthenon. Radnor Lake offers views of eagles and deer in huge nature preserve filled with hiking trails. To find out more about the local history, ecology and geography, check out Warner Nature Center or the Tennessee Agriculture Museum. More outdoor Nashville family attractions include the Nashville Zoo and Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.
Nashville also has some great food. From southern barbecue to long standing Athens Family Restaurant, there's a bit of something for every palate. Food could almost be considered a Nashville tourist attraction all on its own. To get a glimpse of old time southern food and fun, consider staying at The Hermitage Hotel near the General Jackson Steamboat and treat your family to a midday buffet, evening cruise, or Sunday morning Jubilee. The General Jackson is a must-see on many lists of Nashville vacation ideas, as it's the only non-gaming paddle boat and offers family-friendly live shows while you eat. You can also explore around the boat while cruising the Cumberland River. With a drop-off in downtown, this Nashville family attraction can be the beginning or end to your day.
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