Nashville Summer Bucket List Tips

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Music City has more than just Honky Tonks and Beer Pedal Taverns to offer.

If you are looking for a fun family vacation spot, or even just live in town and want to take advantage of your surroundings, look no further than Nashville, TN.

To help you get the most out of your summer vacation, here are six don’t miss activities to add to your Nashville Bucket List.

CMA Fest
The biggest week of the year for Country Music, Nashville’s annual CMA Fest allows listeners the chance to get up close and personal with the most popular names in the industry. The star-studded night shows at Nissan Stadium are always sure to impress, but there are hidden gems inside of the Fan Fair X at Music City Center, and some of the best performances of the event can be caught at the free stages along lower Broadway.

12 South
Full of great food and trendy shops, 12 South is the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Head over to The Flipside for some of the best milkshakes in town, or stop by The Frothy Monkey for a complicated coffee order. Summer is the perfect time to visit this Nashville neighborhood, thanks to all of the intimidating Belmont Hipsters having gone home for break.

The Wild Feathers at The Ryman Auditorium
Everyone should make a point of seeing a show at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Treat yourself on June 25th to not only a visit to the venue, but also one of the best concerts you will ever experience, headlined by the rock and roll geniuses known as The Wild Feathers.

Zoo at Grassmere
While not the most impressive zoo in the country, Nashville’s Zoo at Grassmere always provides a day of fun for the entire family. Get up close and personal with some kangaroos, and even tour the Grassmere Mansion. There are also special events held almost every week including Brew at the Zoo, an opportunity to explore the attraction while sipping on your favorite adult beverage.

Musician’s Corner
This concert series is a fan favorite for visitors and locals alike. Hear some of the best up and coming voices on radio, paired with legendary songwriters, all while enjoying Centennial Park and the plethora of specialty food trucks the event has to offer.

Be a Tourist
Half the fun of Nashville comes from participating in tourism. Even as a local, it can be entertaining to catch a show at the Opry, take a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame, or even sit in at a Nashville Sound’s Game. Since the town is growing in popularity, you can always rest assured that there is something fun going on in Music City.

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