Due to the COVID pandemic, a lot of our trips were cancelled. We were getting cabin fever being stuck in the house. Then I remembered that travel doesn’t HAVE to only be on planes, so we packed up the car and decided to go on a road trip to the “Music City” for a much needed get away.
I used to live in Nashville, TN while pursuing my master’s degree from Tennessee State University. Carson came there once on a quick trip for a wedding, so he really didn’t get to explore. This time we headed out so that Carson could see the city.
Although a lot of facilities were still closed, we still had an amazing time exploring Nashville.
Things to do in Nashville with kids:
1. The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
This bridge is also known in Nashville as “The Walking Bridge”. This bridge gives you some of the best views of Downtown Nashville, the Cumberland, and the Nissan Stadium where the Titans play. Its even more beautiful at night when its all lit up. No cars are allowed on the bridge so it’s the prefect area for your little ones to burn off some energy, for a family bike ride, or to have a nice lunch while overlooking the city. The bridge connects you right into the “action” of downtown Nashville.
2. Go on a “Mural Scavenger Hunt”
Throughout Nashville, there are several Instagram Worthy Murals that are perfect for pictures. Google "Nashville Murals" to find the addresses to the murals you want to take pictures in front of. Many of them are in the same locations only walking distance apart.
3. Grab a Pizza at Slim & Husky’s
Slim & Husky’s has a few locations around the Nashville area and Atlanta, GA. It is a black owned business by graduates of Tennessee State University and the pizza is PHENOMENAL. Ingredients are all fresh, they have several toppings to choose from, as well as keto and vegan options. Anytime I come to Nashville I stop here to eat.
4. Head to the Country to experience “Farm Life”
One of Carson’s favorite things about Nashville was the country life. He loved seeing the cows, horses, etc. There are several places for Horseback riding, hay rides, trail rides, etc throughout Nashville.
5. Take a walk down Broadway Street
Broadway street is the center of the action. There are several restaurants, country music stores, bars, and places to try on some cowboy boots and a hat.
There were many things that we didn’t get to go to or that were closed due to COVID, that Carson couldn’t experience, but I still would recommend for kids. (I went to these places when I worked for the Nashville Boys and Girls Club)
4. Centennial Park (which has a full-sized replica of the Parthenon)