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A couple weeks ago Leighton, my sister her husband and I took a fun little weekend getaway to Nashville. We love Nashville! It’s only 3 hours away, and there is always so much to do there. The last 2 times we came it was winter, so we were excited to be back in the summertime to see what all Nashville had to offer in the summer. I have been there countless times before Leighton was around, so today I thought I would share some of my favorite kid friendly things to do in Nashville this time.
1. Summerfest at Gaylord Opryland. The theme for Summerfest this year is Alice in Wonderland. Leighton hasn’t seen the movie yet, but she LOVED every minute of all the attractions throughout the hotel!
2. A waterpark or pool. We visited Nashville Shores all day on Saturday and had such a great time. There is a lazy river, ziplining, a lake, a wave pool and a great variety of adult waterslides and even ones for the kids! I’ve been going for a decade so I figured it was finally time to go with Leighton this time. = )
3. Nashville Zoo. Even though Memphis has a great zoo right here, I can’t resist visiting other zoos to see what they’re like when we’re out of town.
4. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. There is so much to do here that you will love and the kids will too!
5. Adventure Science Center. They have so many cool exhibits and an imagination playground made out of foam!
Gaylord Opryland resort is 9 acres. Let me just break that down for you. That is a LOT of walking (and time) when it involves a toddler. Since there were several of us in the vehicle, we didn’t have a ton of room for luggage and strollers, so we packed our new Maxi Cosi Dana stroller. It was super lightweight and compact and easy to open and fold. It worked great to push Leighton around the resort in. We made the mistake of forgetting to get it out of the vehicle the first night when we were going on the floating tea party cruise. This was after an entire day at the waterpark with no nap. Let’s just say that we were lucky we made it to dinner and the cruise before they closed. I’m pretty sure our path involved a lot of retracing our steps to pick Leighton up, carry her for a minute until she wanted to be put down and so on.
So…the first thing I did when we got back to the room was to call the valet and grab our stroller out of the back of the vehicle! We weren’t making that mistake again. It made the entire day go SO much smoother. She was able to see everything while relaxing so she didn’t get worn out and grumpy. And we were able to walk from one end of the hotel to the other in just a few minutes. = ) Just because Leighton is a toddler does not mean we have stopped using our stroller. If anything, I especially understand how much they come in handy now.
The Maxi Cosi Diana stroller fits children from birth up to 50lbs and is infant car seat compatible. The stroller fully reclines and has a cup holder for adults. The storage basket was actually roomier than I thought it would be for such a lightweight and compact stroller, so I was really impressed with that. The seat fabric is reversible and also machine washable which is perfect with a toddler. I can’t tell you how many times Leighton has already destroyed strollers and car seat fabrics from all her messy snacks lol. Whenever I take trips with Leighton, I ALWAYS pack her stroller. Have you tried out the Maxi Cosi Diana stroller? What are your favorite kid friendly things to do in Nashville?
14 thoughts on “Kid Friendly Things to Do in Nashville, Tennessee”
Your little family is absolutely precious!! Looks like you guys had such a fun day! 🙂
Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com
Enjoy the ride, dear ones!
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Looks like y'all had a great time in Nashville; I bet the stroller made things so much easier!
I hear Nashville is such a fun place! Definitely saving this for when I can come visit with my kids.
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I wish I could visit Nashville!!
I've always wanted to visit Nashville!! Looks like y'all had such an amazing time!
I need to visit Nashville! Looks like a blast!
Nashville is on my bucket list! Looks like so much fun!
I've always wanted to visit Nashville and it's so good to know I can travel with my little buy one day!
I am absolutely in love with your dress! May need to snag it! xo Kelsey | http://www.chasingcinderellablog.com
I want to go to this place!!! It looks so cool
Aww this looks so much fun! Also adorable pictures of your family:)
All of this sounds so fun! I'll have to keep this in my back pocket for the future!
I've never been to Nashville but this looks so nice!