Nashville January 16, 2017
5 Incredible Day Trips You Can Take From Nashville By Train
There’s something about a train ride that gets our mind gears working and fills our hearts with nostalgia. It’s the sweetness of the almost forgotten train ride that reminds us of the way things used to be, back when America was pushing towards newness and change. If you’re looking to take a step back in time, we have five incredible day trips from Nashville that are great for all ages. All aboard!
The Tennessee Central Railway has preserved state history in a way that the rest of the state simply has let fall by the wayside - Nashville has train rides. Train rides that spin out across the countryside, matching Tennessee history and small lore in one nostalgic trip.
5. The North Pole
Okay, okay - you're right. The North Pole isn't just a train ride away from Nashville, you'll have to get on a plane to see Santa. It's every holiday season, however, that you have the chance to hop aboard a Nashville-based train for a Polar Express themed ride. Hot cocoa and Christmas cheer abound, giving children something to remember and look forward to during the sweaty summer months.
This year the National Railway Historical Society Convention Charter Trip is scheduled for June 24th, a four-hour round trip train ride to Lebanon. With 64 miles of track beneath your feet and a whole bunch of history at your fingertips, Lebanon will no longer feel like a simple suburb.
Head out to Monterey on May 6th for the Monterey Spring Festival Trip. It's the longest excursion trip on the agenda at 216 miles round trip, and eleven hours to count for the trip. It's a time to take a date or a book and enjoy a step back in time - and the lovely little town of Monterey. Dreamy.
Everyone loves cute little Watertown, known for their drive-in movie theatre and great pizza and their Jazz Festival stuck hard in the middle of summer. There are multiple murder mystery trains headed out to Watertown this year, making the tiny Tennessee town one of the most popular excursions for families.
1. DelMonaco Winery
There are quite a few dates on the calendar to make the DelMonaco Winery Trip, a 9.5 hour day trip that includes a solid stop at the gorgeous Tennessee winery. You'll also get to see 168 miles of Tennessee scenery, which we're not even complaining about.
You can book your tickets now, or you can visit this stunning Tennessee waterfall. Your choice.