Keep Busy With These Fun Nashville Summer Activities!

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Summer is the season of activities! Kids are out of school, the weather is beautiful, and you are looking for new things to do to keep entertained. If you live near Nashville we have six free and affordable ideas for you and your family to do this summer!

Take a Hike

The great thing about being in Tennessee is you never have to worry about finding a place to hike! Tennessee, especially middle Tennessee, has hundreds of amazing hiking spots. All you need to do is go online and search for a local park. Get your hiking shoes ready and find some trails!

Take Your Own Walking Tour

You can always find entertainment in Nashville! Take a walk downtown and find the best views of the city. No tour of Nashville would be complete if you didn’t walk the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. Take a seat and enjoy the view of the Cumberland River once you are done with your own walking tour of Nashville.

Free Bowling

Did you know that kids can bowl for free this summer thanks to the Franklin Family Entertainment Center? When you sign up for the program, you are able to bowl two free games every single day at participating locations!

Walk or Bike the Greenways

If you find yourself needing to get out of the house, Nashville’s greenways are a great place to go. It doesn’t matter if it’s just you or the entire family; there are almost 100 miles of Nashville greenway trails for everyone! You can load up bikes, skates, or even bring the pets. Nashville’s trails give you the perfect opportunity to get out and get some fresh air.

Nature Centers

There are four Metro Park nature centers that are worth visiting this summer! Warner Park, Shelby Bottoms Park, Bells Bend, and Beaman Park all have amazing trails and creeks that can turn any summer day into a fun adventure.

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Have Fun in Some Water

Montgomery Bell, Rock Island, and Long Hunter State Park are all great spots to visit if you are looking to take a dip in the water! You can rent pontoons boats, canoes, kayaks, and even paddle boards. These activities are a surefire way to cool off, and they’re fun for the whole family.