Day Trips from Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee, is popular among the tourists because of the world-class attractions and heritage sites. As a visitor or resident, you can enjoy many day trips from Nashville as there is a diverse range of places to travel nearby. The surrounding areas have history and provide travelers with exploration opportunities, so many visitors travel to discover the regions. If your group likes to learn about history, you will be amazed by the historic homes and a number of Civil War Sites. Also, there are many caves, deep gorges, magnificent waterfalls, musical monuments, and parks to visit. Day trips from Nashville are the best places for short trips with your friends who love to roam around and have a memorable time.

Day Trips from Seattle to Mammoth Cave National Park

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  • Distance: 89 miles
  • How to get there: Bus, Car, Taxi
  • Must See: Diamond Caverns, Nolin Lake State Park, Dinosaur World, Crystal ONXY Cave, Nolin River Lake
  • Where to eat: Green River Grill, The Lodge at Mammoth Cave, Blue Hollar Cafe
  • Great for: Couples, Families, Kids, Friends, Large Groups

Mammoth Cave is the most historic place to visit in Kentucky. It is not so far away from Nashville. If you are an explorer at heart, not afraid of the dark, and want to see the most significant cave system in the world, then this is the place for you. Pack all the necessary equipment and drive to this place. You can travel here with your family or loved ones even. Make sure you book the tickets before visiting to avoid long waiting lines. If you are traveling with your friends, you can join a group or hire a guide to see the cave's best things, such as Frozen Niagara and Grand Avenue.

Day Trips from Seattle to Franklin, Tennessee

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  • Distance: 22 miles
  • How to get there: Bus, Car, Taxi
  • Must See: Carnton, Carter House, Lotz House Museum, SOAR Adventure Tower, The Park at Harlinsdale
  • Where to eat: Yats, Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant, Red Pony, GRAYS on Main
  • Great for: Couples, Families, Kids, Friends, Large Groups 

Franklin, Tennessee, is only about 21 miles from Nashville. It will be straightforward for you to visit from Nashville on a day trip. In Franklin, you can do a Civil War Home Tour at Carnton House.  If you are on a girl's journey, you can walk around Downtown Franklin for Boutique Shopping. But don't forget to grab a cup of Coffee from Frothy Monkey. After you are done shopping at the main street of Leiper's Fork, you can take a drive to the Natchez Trail Parkway, which starts from the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge. It's an amazingly beautiful double-arched bridge, which is 107 feet off the ground.

Day Trips from Seattle to Kingston Springs

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  • Distance: 23 miles
  • How to get there: Bus, Car, Taxi
  • Must See: Narrows of the Harpeth, LL Burns Park, Adventureworks Nashville West, Mount Botton State Archaeological Area, May’s Mace Bluff
  • Where to eat: El Jardin Mexican Restaurant, Iron Skillet Restaurant, Skyking Pizza
  • Great for: Couples, Families, Kids, Friends, Large Groups

Kingston Springs is a stunning rural river town, along with a variety of adventures and events happening.  It is known for its outdoor activities such as canoeing, hiking, fishing, and zip-lining; so, it can prove to be very enjoyable if you are on a family vacation. You can add Kingston Springs to your day trips from the Nashville checklist because it is located minutes away from Nashville, offering you breathtaking landscapes at Harpeth River State Park. Manage your day trip and explore nature's best-kept secrets on your way to hike.

Long Hunter State Park

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  • Distance: 26 miles
  • How to get there: Bus, Car, Taxi
  • Must See: Hunter State Park Lake, Percy Priest Lake, Native American Mound, Sellars Farm
  • Where to eat: China Spring, Dos Carnales
  • Great for: Couples, Families, Kids, Friends, Large Groups

Long Hunter State Park is situated on the Shore of Percy Priest Lake. Having activities like boating, hiking, and biking, it can be an ideal day trip choice for families and groups. If you have children with you on the trip, then make sure to visit the Native American Mound and Sellars Farm in this park as it has a lot of history and nature preserved. Capture photographs for Instagram and perceive the wildlife and raw nature of the surroundings. Long Hunter State Park consists of three units: Couchville, Baker's Grove, and Bryant Grove. You can enjoy some of the most enjoyable things here, like picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, and wildlife observation.

Day Trips from Seattle to Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

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  • Distance: 49 miles
  • How to get there: Bus, Car, Taxi
  • Must See: Train Setup, Clarksville Scavenger Hunt Spots, Customs House
  • Where to eat: Hot Pita, Yada on Franklin, Strawberry Alley Ale Works
  • Great for: Couples, Families, Kids, Friends, Large Groups

The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is Tennessee's second-largest general interest museum. Many day trips from Nashville, consisting of school and college trips, come here regularly to learn about the culture and experience the true essence of past life.  If you are on a family vacation, taking your kids here can be a perfect opportunity to have both fun and learning. This museum features fine arts, history, and children's exhibits. Other than a fun activity, your kids will also learn about the tradition, different art forms, and customs over the years.