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Day Trips

Find a New Place to Explore within a Two Hour Drive

Have a Saturday and want to get out of town and explore? Check out our suggestions for day trips – all tested by our families and 7 kids. The Nashville metro area is big, so to give you an idea of distances we have used the Tennessee State Capitol as a central starting point. All of these locations are within a 2 hour drive or less from the Capitol.

If you want to travel further or need an idea for a weekend away check out our road trip suggestions.

Scroll through the list, or click one of the buttons below and see our adventures by state.

Tennessee State Aquarium

Two hours south of Nashville in beautiful Chattanooga, TN is the Tennessee State Aquarium which is a great place to spend a day! We drove down on a Sunday and…

Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon

If you go to Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon expecting a Disney-like experience, you are going to be disappointed.  Beech Bend is not Disney.  Heck, it’s not even Six…

Burritt on the Mountain

Burritt on the Mountain, located 5 miles east of downtown Huntsville is near the top of the famed Monte Sano, Italian for “Mountain of Health”, where the Hotel Monte Sano…

Historic Huntsville Depot

We were given tickets to visit the Historic Huntsville Depot by the Huntsville CVB. We appreciate their support of Nashville Fun For Families that allows us to spread the word…

Dinosaur World

We were not exactly excited about our trip to Dinosaur World. I had five girls with me from age 10 to 15. None of us are particularly big fans of…