It’s summertime and the living is easy but the time also goes by quickly and before everyone knows it the kids are back in school and winter is here as folks prepare for the holidays. Now is the time to get out and enjoy some of the summer events in and around Nashville. Get over to the park for a picnic or a baseball games before the Nashville Sounds move to their new stadium. Take in the Zoo, some history around town or the Botanical Gardens.
The Nashville Sounds will soon be moving their stadium from Greer to the new First Tennessee Park and what a better send off than to take in a game or two before the current location becomes non-existent or another project development in downtown Nashville. The Sounds have been playing some of the best baseball in the past few years. Get to see the guitar shaped scoreboard before it is torn down. There is no better way to end a night than with the fireworks shows on Friday and Saturday nights after the game.
Centennial Park is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon having a picnic, hitting the dog park with your furry friend or just taking a walk around the duck pond. The areas are beautiful with the Parthenon in the background or enjoy the art work at the facility itself and see the 42 foot tall statue of Athena.
Nashville is filled with history and anyone can visit locations throughout the city and the surrounding areas to educate themselves on the past. The home of President Andrew Jackson, The Hermitage, has ongoing tours throughout the day and weekends of the home and the grounds. Learn about the President’s life and his career in the area. Folks can fill up on history in Franklin, TN by visiting the Carter House or Carnton Plantation.
A nice afternoon can be spent visiting the wildlife at the Nashville Zoo, with the new kangaroo kickabout and exhibits throughout the zoo everyone will enjoy their day there. Or get to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens to take in some of the outdoor art exhibits or grab lunch at the beautiful Pineapple Room on site.
No matter what folks decide to do in and around Nashville during the summer months, there are always events and wonderful areas to see.