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4 Things to Do in Nashville This Summer

Summer in Nashville is finally here, leaving every local and visitor in search of fun (and ideally free!) things to do in Nashville. During the summertime, Nashville becomes even more of a hotbed of activity, full of festivals, live music, and other events.

These activities are the perfect addition to any summertime itinerary. Keep reading for fun things to do in Nashville.

1. Signature Transportation City Tours

Signature Transportation has called Nashville home for 20 years, and we know a thing or two about where to go and what to do in this great city. We’re proud to offer a range of customizable tours in and around Nashville, any of which would serve as a perfect weekend activity for locals or centerpiece of your visit to town.

Each of these tours will offer comfortable, reliable transportation in a luxury vehicle, the services of a professional chauffeur, and stress-free travel to these Nashville destinations. We offer several tours of Nashville, including:

  • Distillery Tours. Visit some of Middle Tennessee’s best craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries. The Jack Daniels Tour is one of the most popular tours in Tennessee, you can also book Whiskey Trail Tours to anywhere in Nashville.
  • Nashville City Tours. Tour some of Music City’s charming neighborhoods and most famous sites, like Belle Meade Plantation, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Ryman Auditorium, and more.
  • A Little Night Music. This tour includes visits to some of Music City’s most renowned venues and culminates in the heart of Broadway in Downtown Nashville, where you’ll find more live music than you can throw a stick at!
  • Tennessee Wine Tours. The region’s wineries not only offer delicious wines made from grapes raised right here in Tennessee; they also feature live music. This is Music City, after all.
  • Historic Franklin. With it’s charming Main Street, quaint shops, and great restaurants, Franklin, Tenn. is not to be missed.
  • Gallery Tour. Believe it or not, there is world-class art right here in Nashville! Visit three unique, exceptional art venues on this tour.
  • Belle Meade Wine Tour. You’ll love this tour, whether you’re a local or a visitor. This tour is perfect for a romantic date or a girls’ day out.
  • Nashville Neighborhoods. This is the real Nashville. Go off the beaten path (i.e. step away from the touristy areas) to visit local neighborhoods that are totally unique to Nashville.
  • Custom Tours. Signature Transportation also lets our customers customize tours based on their group size, needs, and interests. Just contact us to start planning!

2. Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort

4001 Bell Road, Hermitage, TN 37076

Considered Middle Tennessee’s No. 1 family theme park, the Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort is a great way for families to spend the dayPlus, it’s close to home.

Located on the shores of beautiful Percy Priest Lake, Nashville Shores offers a stunning waterpark, treetop adventure park, waterpark, and marina. At the waterpark, families can test out the slides, relax on the beach, or go for a float in the lazy river. The wave pool is perfect for water lovers who are seeking a thrill.

Check out the Treetop Adventure Park to go zip lining, test your limits at the obstacle course, tackle a Tarzan net, or take your chances on thrilling suspended bridges.

General admission to Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort is $36.99 plus tax.

3. Historic Cannonsburgh Village

312 South Front Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Cannonsburgh, the original name for Murfreesboro, is a reconstructed village that represents roughly 100 years of life for early settlers. Today, Historic Cannonsburgh Village includes a grist mill, school house, doctor’s office, general store, and blacksmith’s shop, as well as a wedding chapel, a caboose, and an onsite museum.

Visit the compound year round for a free, self-guided tour.

4. MAFIAoZA’s Music City Brewer’s Festival

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Music City Walk of Fame Park, Nashville, TN

The 16th Annual MAFIAoZA’s Music City Brewer’s Festival is a day packed with brews, music, food, and fun. Grab tickets for the festival’s afternoon or evening session and get ready to sample some of the best brews in the country.

Local breweries like Jackalope, Fat Bottom, Mantra Artisan Ales, Yazoo, will be present amongst other major players, including Blue Moon, Guinness, Sierra Nevada, Bell’s, Lagunitas, and more. And where there’s beer, there’s food, so you can also expect some outstanding Nashville cuisine:

Specialty pies from the festival’s sponsor, MAFIAoZA’s, will be served, as well as hot dogs from The Dog, Boutique Burger Bar, and more.

And since this is Nashville, of course there will be live music provided by some of Music City’s best local bands.

Admission ranges from $39 to $89. If you’re interested, be sure to get your tickets ahead of time. Price increases by $10 on the day of the festival.

Summer is here, and everyone is itching to get outside and explore Nashville. If you’re excited about what’s to come this season, why not start planning now? Get your tickets, plan your trips, and make your reservations. That way, all you have to do is look forward to the fun.

*Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2015 and has since been updated for accuracy.

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