Road Trips

Family Adventures Beyond Nashville

Nashville is a great starting point for a road trip! Someone once told me that you could reach two-thirds of the population of the U.S. by driving 12 hours or less! Visit the beautiful beaches of the Gulf shore in 6 to 8 hours, see Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney World in about 12 hours, or explore Washington D.C. in less than 10 hours. Plus, there are LOTS of interesting sites to see that are even closer. Here are some of the places we have explored on road trips with our families. Hopefully, our adventures will inspire you to jump in the car and take a family road trip too!

Looking for fun places that are closer to Nashville? Check out some of the Day Trips we have taken!

Indiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Missouri, Illinois

Mobile Carnival Museum

Did you know that Mardi Gras was born in Mobile, Alabama? Me neither. But they set me straight pretty quick at the Mobile Carnival Museum!  Mardi Gras is presented as…

North Charleston Fire Museum

Do you have a kid who wants to be a firefighter? Then this museum stop is a must when visiting Charleston. It is not too big and has interactive displays…

Castle of Chaos – Pigeon Forge

On our recent trip to Pigeon Forge we were absolutely amazed by all of the unique buildings that line both sides of the Parkway. However, none caught our attention quite…

Dixie Stampede

Dolly does it again with Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN. It’s a wonderful place for your family to visit while in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg. At…

Cathedral Caverns

Cathedral Caverns, located in northeast Alabama, is a spectacular sight for the whole family. Now an Alabama state park, the cave has paved walking trails that are accessible to strollers…

Santa Claus Museum and Village

Ever wonder where Santa’s elves live in the U.S. and answer all those letters with wishes for Christmas? We found the answer – the Santa Claus Museum and Village located…

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