Nashville Summer Vacation

This summer, we’re seeing stars. Whether you’re traveling as a family, couple, or group, we’ve lined up some of our best suggestions to make your summer visit to Nashville a stellar one.

Ideas for Families

The Pfunky Griddle Play with your food at this Berry Hill café where you're in charge of flipping and topping the pancakes. Learn More

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere Make like a spider monkey and swing by the zoo, which has added several new exhibits in the past year. Learn More

Nashville Sounds Adults can enjoy whiskey-and-Coke slushies while kids play miniature golf. At First Tennessee Park, everyone roots for the home team. Learn More

Ideas for Couples

The Belcourt Theatre There's nothing better than the air-conditioning at a movie theater on a hot day, and the historic Belcourt Theatre stands apart for its independent films. From 1934 to 1936, it also happened to be home to the Grand Ole Opry. Learn More

Bobbie's Dairy Dip Grab a milkshake or an impossibly tall chocolate-dipped cone at this institution, built in 1951, and head to West End’s Love Hill, where you can enjoy your treat with a skyline view. On a warm summer night, there’s nothing better. Learn More

Shakespeare in the Park Billed as the “Athens of the South,” Nashville is a cultural hub. Catch a Shakespeare play at Centennial Park in August and September. This year's production is A Midsummer Night's Dream. Learn More

Ideas for Friends

iRide Nashville Segway Tour Even when the summer sun is at its hottest, sightseeing is a breeze with the help of a Segway. Learn More

Hattie B's Turn up the heat and challenge your friends to a hot chicken taste-off at a Nashville joint that honors the fiery fowl. A double order of ranch, please. Learn More

Karaoke Hop Once you’ve warmed up your vocal chords with the help of hot chicken, take the stage at one of Music City's beloved karaoke bars, such as WannaB’s. Learn More

Catch Country Stars on the Grand Ole Opry Don’t miss the show that made country music famous! With eight to twelve country stars shining bright each night, there’s entertainment for everyone. In the summer months, the Grand Ole Opry hosts the Wednesday night Opry in addition to the Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday lineups. We’ll have no shortage of star power.

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Spot the Sky's Stars at Adventure Science Center Any summertime song worth its salt is likely to mention a starlit night, and it’s easy to see why: Music City offers up great gazing opportunities. Learn how best to spot seasonal constellations with the naked eye through Adventure Science Center’s daily “Skies Over Nashville” planetarium program.

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