Nashville is packed with contagious energy, making it an exciting place to visit with teens! Whether you hope to attend concerts, watch sports, or tour museums, there are plenty of exciting attractions to check out in Music City. Here are five ideas to keep adults and teens happily entertained.
5 Things To Do In Nashville With Teenagers
1) Listen to Live Music
It’s not a trip to Nashville without experiencing plenty of live music — and some shows are free! Nashville’s family-friendly Musician’s Corner concert series offers no-cost access to live music at Centennial Park each Spring and Fall. Live On The Green is an annual, free, all-ages outdoor music festival showcasing emerging musical talent and performances by well-known artists. Need more ideas? This all-ages and 18+ guide from Nashville Guru will help you navigate the scene.
2) Catch A Game
Another draw for tourism to Music City is Nashville’s four professional sports teams: the Tennessee Titans (football), Nashville Sounds (baseball), Nashville SC (soccer), and the Nashville Predators (hockey).
Why not take your sports-loving teen to a family-friendly game while you’re here? Bonus: Nashville Sounds games feature entertainment from country music legends in felt form racing — something you won’t find anywhere else!
3) Visit A Museum
One of Nashville’s most loved museums is the Country Music Hall of Fame, which hosts permanent and rotating exhibitions featuring renowned country music artists. Included in the price of admission, The Taylor Swift Education Center offers an entertaining space for unique hands-on experiences connected to the museum’s content. Instructor-led youth and family programs are offered each Saturday. During summer, spring, and fall breaks, workshops are offered on Fridays.
4) Experience Local Foods
The Music City hot chicken trend has caught on in recent years. When visiting Nashville with teens, you’ve got to eat at the original hot chicken place that started it all — Prince’s Hot Chicken! With options for plain, lite mild, mild, medium, hot, x hot, xx hot, and xxx hot, and tasty sides like coleslaw and seasoned fries, this is a meal you won’t soon forget.
Made in Nashville for over 100 years, Goo Goo Clusters are roundish mounds of caramel, marshmallow nougat, fresh roasted peanuts, and milk chocolate. The Goo Goo Chocolate Company has a storefront in downtown Nashville that includes a candy store where you can book an experience to make your own unique variations.
5) Find Nashville’s Best Murals
Nashville features many beautiful murals and street art throughout the city — something you and your teens will love to see and snap Instagram-worthy photos of. Several companies offer guided tours. You can also utilize this list from Visit Music City to map out which photo opportunities you want to try first.
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