Nashville continues to rake in acclaim as it is again on Travel + Leisure’s ’50 Best Places to Travel in 2023′ list and has been named #4 for ‘Best Cities in the U.S: Best Big Cities” by Condé Nast in their 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards. But its popularity isn’t just among country music lovers, bachelorettes, and party-goers. Music City is very much a family town as well. Here are our favorite options for visiting Nashville with family.
For Music Lovers
Nashville is a music town at heart, so the music lovers in your family will want to experience Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. And while the honky tonks on Broadway get rowdy at night, you can still experience live music (often for free) before 7:00 p.m. each night in a more family-friendly environment.
Your family will want to explore all the city has to offer, and one of the best ways to do that is the Nashville Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour. One- and two-day options and stops include the Nashville Farmer’s Market, Centennial Park, Legislative Plaza, Musicians Hall of Fame, Belmont Mansion, Frist Art Center, Marathon Village, The Gulch, and more. Best of all, you can spend as much or as little time as you want at each stop.
For Kids, Teens, and In Between
Nashville has so many options for kids to enjoy that it’s hard to know where to begin! There’s the Nashville Zoo, the interactive kids’ activities at the Frist Art Museum, the Nashville Adventure Science Center, Centennial Park and the Parthenon, and Nashville Children’s Theater. Madame Tussauds is another fun experience with the bonus of being inside the Opry Mills Mall, where the entire family can shop until they drop. (Dave & Buster’s and The Escape Game Nashville are also inside Opry Mills.) And teens and tweens will love the Instagram-worthy murals created by local and internationally-known artists around the city.
For Sports Lovers
Young and old alike will have plenty of sporting events to choose from in Music City — from Tennessee Titans football and Nashville Predators hockey to Nashville Sounds baseball and the Nashville Soccer Club. But, even if you can’t get tickets, there are plenty of restaurants and venues around town where you can catch the games on TV.
Resources for Visiting Nashville With Family
There are also two resources we’d highly recommend for additional information on visiting Nashville with family. One is visitmusiccity.com from the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, which has a section devoted to exploring Nashville with family. And the other is Nashville Fun for Families, a website dedicated to what its name says with seasonal lists of things to do, the weekend top five lists, and a calendar of family-friendly events to help you plan your trip.
Where to Stay When Visiting Nashville With Family
Music City Loft has you covered whether you’re traveling in a small group or a group large enough for a family reunion. We feature 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom accommodations right in the heart of downtown Nashville at an affordable price with unmatched luxury and comfort. Not only does Music City Loft offer some of the only downtown Nashville accommodations for up to 10, but also each has a full kitchen as well as an open, airy floor plan. Also, by booking directly with us, there are no third-party or OTA booking fees, so you’ll always get the best deal.