Nashville March 11, 2019
Our 7 Favorite Day Trips To Take In Nashville Before Winter Ends
Wintertime may be beautiful and encrusted with icy jewels and banks of fluffy snow, but hey. Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. The first cozy nights after the heat of summer are fabulous, but eventually, a day trip or even a weekend trip away starts to sound absolutely indulgent. If you’re located in Nashville and are looking to get out of Dodge, per se, these seven spots make for some of our favorite places to visit.
1. Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg is one of the biggest and best artificial ski and snow resorts in the nation, making it a great spot for folks of all ages. If you're looking to really become one with wintertime, this is a great spot for outdoor activities and late afternoon hot chocolate.
2. US Space & Rocket Center
Sure, the US Space & Rocket Center is located in Huntsville, Alabama, but it's barely a few hours from Nashville. If you're obsessed with space or perhaps have a handful of little ones who deserve a bit of educational fun out and about, it comes highly recommended.
3. Fall Creek Falls
Fall Creek Falls is gorgeous any time of year, but experiencing it in all its snowy, frozen glory is truly a sight to see. Be careful if you're hiking, though! Make sure you pack the right clothes and materials for the weather.
4. Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains is always a great spot to visit, but at a little over three hours from Nashville and its gorgeous crown of newly spun snow in the winter months, it's jaw-droppingly beautiful and easy to get to. Go for the day, hike through the afternoon and eat a massive meal in Knoxville. This day trip is great for the whole family!
5. Tennessee Aquarium
This Chattanooga-based wonder is perfect for the wintertime, especially if you're looking to wile away the long, rainy hours and dream about the exotic beauty of the tropics.
6. Experience true Memphis bbq
Head to Memphis and make your own bbq road trip. Nashville is known for its hot chicken, but it's the city's westside cousin that knows how to turn on the heat and spice when it comes to bbq.
7. National Civil Rights Museum
Spend the day at the National Civil Rights Museum learning about the spotted history of Tennessee and the nation. It's a humbling experience, but one that will keep you out of the wind and rain while giving you something to think about.
PS: Did you know that one of the largest music festivals in the nation
takes place in this tiny Tennessee town? It’s crazy!