Weekend Getaways To Explore This Summer if You Live in Nashville

CSC-12If you’re itching to explore somewhere new and find yourself with open weekends this summer, you’re in luck! Nashville is perfectly situated with a huge variety of opportunities to venture out, even just for the weekend, and to plan a memorable experience with friends and family.

Not sure where to start? Here are our top picks for weekend getaways to explore this summer:

Atlanta, GA

4 hour drive from Nashville

Living in Nashville, you’re just a short drive away from Atlanta, which offers a ton of options for some weekend fun. Shop the seemingly endless offerings available at the IKEA store, explore the World of Coca-Cola, or catch a Braves game at Turner Field. There’s enough to do and see to plan a week-long trip, but it’s close enough for just a fun weekend away.

Fall Creek Falls, TN

2 1/2 hour drive from Nashville

If some time in the great outdoors is what you’re after, then a trip to Fall Creek Falls is what you need! Camp out all weekend, traverse their various hiking trails, and take in the sight of their beautiful waterfalls. You can even go zip-lining, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, and more, all depending on how much you want to spend and how active of a weekend you desire.

Chattanooga, TN

3 hour drive from Nashville

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Chattanooga, this should definitely be added to your list. Take a stroll along the 13-miles of paved Riverwalk, lined with various shops, restaurants and attractions that are sure to keep you busy. There’s also always the Aquarium (a fun stop for all ages), The Hunter Museum of American Art, as well as various caves and caverns, including Ruby Falls, to explore!

Blackberry Farm, TN

3 hour drive from Nashville

If you’re looking for a sophisticated setting with ample opportunities to indulge and relax, look no further than Blackberry Farm. Located in Walland, TN, this luxury 1870’s estate includes a farmhouse spa, delectable meals (they produce their own eggs, cheese, honey, fruits and vegetables!), as well as impeccable accommodations, two ponds and a stream for fishing, and so much more. Although your stay will come at a cost, it certainly won’t disappoint.

Louisville, KY

3 1/2 hour drive from Nashville

Louisville is another great option if you’re looking for a change in scenery without the long travel to get there, and there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. Catch a game at Slugger Field, and take a tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory to see where the famous bats are made. Bourbon drinkers won’t want to miss a tour on the Urban Bourbon Trail, and adventure-seekers will love taking on the Louisville Quest – and “Amazing Race” style scavenger hunt where you compete against other teams while visiting historic sites throughout the city. And of course, there’s always Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.

Gatlinburg, TN

4 hour drive from Nashville

Gatlinburg is a great destination for friend, family, and romantic getaways alike. The Smoky Mountains offer a serene setting to relax in your own private cabin, or you can venture out and explore the hiking trails. Gatlinburg also offers Hillbilly Golf, Moonshine tastings, and a plethora of novelty stores and other attractions to explore. Dollywood Amusement Park is also just a short drive away for anyone wanting to catch a thrill on one of their roller coasters.

Ready to choose your own adventure? Then pick a weekend and book your trip to check out one of these great summer getaways!

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