Nashville is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. It may be the home of country music but there is so much more to see and do (and eat!) This week we chat with Tennessean Kristin Luna to get the inside scoop on what to do in Nashville with kids.
ON THE PODCAST
00:30 – Update on Tamara and Kim’s travels
01:25 – Talking with Kristin Luna
08:00 – How long to spend in Nashville
09:07 – What to do
12:05 – Seeing a show
14:22 – River that separates Nashville
17:25 – Broadway after dark
21:18 – Other places to visit
27:47 – Country Christmas
28:47 – Hotel in downtown Nashville
33:48 – Where to eat in Nashville
40:15 – Money saving tips
42:42 – Best place to take a family photo
45:47 – Favorite Travel Gear
48:24 – App of the week
ABOUT KRISTIN LUNA
Kristin Luna is a Nashville-based journalist who has written for more than 50 magazines, including Newsweek, Travel + Leisure, Parade and Southern Living. She shares the behind-the-scenes of her travels via her 10-year-old blog Camels & Chocolate.
PLACES TO VISIT IN NASHVILLE WITH KIDS
- Country Music Hall of Fame is a great museum for anyone — even if you are not a big country music fan.
- The museum is attached to the Omni Nashville Hotel, which is fairly large and has one of the only outdoor pools in Nashville. The hotel in in the central part of Nashville, making it easy to walk to different places.
- Hatch Show Print is a letterpress print shop that has been around for over a hundred years. You can watch the printing through big windows in the front and take workshops.
- You should check out the Ryman Auditorium, which is known as the Mother Church of Country Music, but more than just country musicians play there.
- Riverfront Park on the west side of the river is a great place to visit if you have young kids that need to have some play time. On the east side of the river is Cumberland Park, where there are slides, seesaws, a splash pad and more.
- The Parthenon is a cool place to visit and you need to take about a half hour out of your day. It is a full scale replica of the Greek Parthenon and on weekends there are a lot of festivals and food trucks there. This is also a great place to have a picnic with your family.
- The Grand Ole Opry is a fantastic piece of Nashville’s history and a must do when in Nashville.
- If you really want to try Nashville Hot Chicken one of the most famous places would be Hattie B’s. This is a great family place and has the ability to order online and has two locations now.
BEST PLACE TO TAKE FAMILY PHOTO
Most photos are taken in front of ‘I believe in Nashville’ mural. 12th South has a few great colorful murals. If you want the skyline, taking a photo in front of the Bridge building has a great view looking over the river.
FAVORITE TRAVEL GEAR
Kristin loves to wear sundresses from LOFT, Gap, and Old Navy.
APP OF THE WEEK
Lyft is a competitor to Uber, but it allows you to schedule a ride and leave your tip through the app.
MENTIONED ON THE PODCAST
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