Fall Family Fun in Nashville

Fall is definitely the best season in the Nashville area.  The heat and humidity have finally disappeared and the fall foliage is spectacular. It’s a great time to enjoy some outdoor family fun before winter sends us all inside for a while. So, plan a day out and enjoy some fall family fun in Nashville!

  • Cheekwood is a favorite among locals. This botanical garden is bursting with mums and other flowers.  It is a perfect spot to take fall photos of the kids.  Don’t miss the scarecrow exhibits throughout the garden and a trip to the pumpkin patch is a must.
Cheekwood Gardens
  • Middle Tennessee is full of great pumpkin farms. Get into the spirit of the season with a hayride, a trip through a corn maze or just some fun on the farm. There are tons to choose from!
Honeysuckle Hill Farm train ride
  • There is no better time to visit the Nashville Zoo. The animals are much more active in cooler weather which makes the experience a lot more fun.
Visiting the tortoises at the Nashville Zoo
Cook Recreation Area tree and lake view

or Rockland Recreation Area.  Try a place you have never visited and you might find a new favorite!

Rockland Recreation Area - Boat dock
  • How about a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame?  Nothing is more ‘Nashville’ than country music. You won’t battle the large crowds you might find here in the summer months. Make sure you add the RCA Studio B Tour  to your visit.
Country Music Hall of Fame atrium ceiling
  •  Plan a day trip and enjoy some fall color on your drive. Middle Tennessee reaches its fall foliage peak in mid to late October.
2019 Fall Foliage Map
Source: CountryLiving.com

And don’t forget to check our calendar – there are lots of fall festivals and family events going on at this time of year!

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Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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