The Ultimate Guide to Summer in Nashville

Ultimate Guide to Summer in Nashville Moms Blog

Summer in Tennessee has most definitely arrived, and we are ready to enjoy! We want this to be your Ultimate Guide to Summer in Nashville. From our pool and splashpad guide with tons of local spots to cool off to our lists of summer projects to do with your kids, area outings, guides to beaches and swimming holes, family friendly restaurant and date night restaurant guides, we have all kinds of great ways for you and yours to explore together this summer. Pin it now and use it all summer long — and be sure to share it with your friends. Let’s live these summer months to their fullest!

How to use our guide:

Each image will lead you to either a full guide and list of local spots or an article with details on a summer outing or activity for you or your kids. Click on each image to find more info. Happy summer!

Nashville has a great park system, and our Nashville Park Guide will keep you busy all summer. Visit an old favorite or check out a new park and explore what it has to offer!


Hip hip hooray for water play! We have a great guide to pools, waterparks, and splash pads. Check out this guide and be sure to share it with your friends!

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Looking for a more natural setting? Try our fabulous list of nearby beaches, waterfalls, and swimming holes for you right here. Totally shareable stuff.

9 TN Swimming Holes, Waterfalls, and Sandy Beaches NashvilleMomsBlog

Eating out with your kids doesn’t have to be painful — there are plenty of local spots (with patios!) that make it a fun experience. Looking for a great date night spot instead? We’ve got you covered there too.

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Nashville date night

I scream, you scream . . . yeah, we want ice cream, right? It’s summer — so popsicles and ice cream are the way to go! We’ve got a few favorite local shops that you must try before the end of the season!

Ice Cream

Moms need coffee and we love the local shops in the area. In the name of local, you should probably try a new one each week, right?

Coffee with a Heart

We’re thrilled that summer is here, but rainy days are bound to happen. Use these guides and ideas to keep your kids entertained when you can’t be outside.

Indoor Play Area Guide

Our Indoor Play guide is packed with indoor playgrounds, story times, and so much more. For those rainy days or the summer days when it’s just too hot to play outside.


Indoor Play at Home

Need ideas for fun your littles can have — with you or on their own — in the house? Check out some of these ideas!

12 Indoor Activities for At Home NashvilleMomsBlog

Explore Local Pizza Farms

Need ideas on a quick trip that won’t break the bank and has tons of fun things to do that the kids will love? These are worth the trip to make some amazing summer memories!

Travel Hacks for Road Trips

Road tripping with little ones? You need these tips.

Travel Hacks for Flying with Babies

Traveling by plane? Worried how it will go? Let us help.

Inexpensive Craft Ideas

Five Dollars Five Ways Colors NashvilleMomsBlog

Our Five Dollars, Five Ways series is full of learning and sensory activities that you can put together with just a $5 trip to your local dollar store!

Looking for things to add to your summer bucket list? We’ve got ideas.

summer bucket list ideas Nashville

Our comprehensive guide to Farmers’ Markets in the Middle Tennessee area!

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Don’t miss out on all the local farms that offer a variety of berries and other produce to pick:

Greater Nashville has events galore, but in summer things are on a whole different level—with tons of festivals and outdoor activities. Check out our June events guide for family friendly happening at the beginning of the summer, and stay tuned for our monthly events as they come in July and August.

family friendly events in nashville june 2017

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