One of the biggest benefits of an extended stay in the Nashville area during autumn is the chance to enjoy all the fall activities going on. There is no need to stay cooped up in your long-term housing when there are plenty of fun activities for all ages right here in Middle Tennessee. If you’re lucky enough to bring your family along for your extended work trip, you can all get out and have a little fun. To make things a little easier for you, we’ve put together a couple of ideas to get you started. Young or old, there is something for everyone on this list of great activities to get you and the whole family or a group of friends out and about before the cold really sets in.
If you’re looking for a good way to spend a pretty day, there are plenty of festivals scheduled that range from craft beer to music to food. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, we recommend hitting up as many local festivals as you can.
With iconic performers like the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rosanne Cash, and Lee Ann Womack descending on the city from September 11th through the 16th, this festival held from is for anyone that appreciates the music for which this city is famous.
If learning is as important to you as entertaining when it comes to your family, Fall Fest at the Hermitage on September 30th and October 1st is the way to go. With art from local and regional artists, booths that specialize in basketry, ceramics, leatherwork, and more, your kids will be surprised to find out that they’re having their minds stimulated while also having a blast.
No fall festival list is complete without Oktoberfest. Immerse yourself in German culture, try their food, dance to their music, and do it all for free in Germantown from October 11th through the 14th.
A major part of our life force, food should have a prominent spot on any to-do list. Especially in Nashville. Whether you’ve lived in the Middle Tennessee area for life or are just visiting for vacation, a culinary food tour is the best way to get the most out of the best local restaurants Nashville has to offer.
With two different tours that cover two different locations, Local Tastes of Nashville offers a unique dining experience for those that can’t settle on just one local restaurant. On both the Germantown and Gulch tours, you’ll sample enough food from 5-6 great local restaurants that will feed you as well as give you a great way to see the city.
Take a 3-hour culinary tour of the neighborhoods and landmarks around Nashville on either an air-conditioned shuttle or a walking tour of downtown Music City. Some of the restaurants featured are local favorites, BBQ Pit Stops and Nashville Treats, and they offer winery, brewery, and other custom group tours.
A lot of the options mentioned above are best for the older crowd, but we haven’t forgotten the smallest members of your family. This fall there are plenty of family oriented activities around Middle Tennessee that are great for all ages.
In Smyrna, TN, you’ll find Walden Farms and an unforgettable experience that everyone should experience at least once in their life. Hand pick a pumpkin, go on a hayride, let the kids check out some farm animals before noshing on a funnel cake or roasted pumpkin seeds. These are some of the things all kids should enjoy before heading home to carve the pumpkin they picked out themselves.
What kid doesn’t love going to the zoo? Throw in a spooky costume and tons of candy and even your inner child will be dying to go! From October 15th through October 29th, get your little monsters and astronauts out for a night of spooky fun and entertainment amongst the real wild animals of the Nashville Zoo.
This list doesn’t even begin to crack the list of all the great things to do around Middle Tennessee. And remember: staying in one of our Nashville short term rentals means you’ll have the time to check them all out. The fun for you and your family is out there just waiting for you!