Looking for something new to do this summer? Give Smyrna a try! If you live in Nashville, you might know Smyrna best as the town you pass through on your way to Murfreesboro. Trust me when I tell you there’s much more to this place than meets the eye. In a region exploding with […]

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May 14, 2018

15 Reasons to Visit Smyrna, TN This Summer

  I have to admit something to you — I am a Nutcracker Nerd. I have been since I was a kid in Gainesville, Georgia. Watching our city ballet’s Nutcracker performance was an annual tradition for the whole town and certainly the main reason my friends and I were all enrolled in ballet classes from […]

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December 5, 2017

Nashville’s Nutcracker is a Holiday Must-See

There’s no better way to escape the Nashville crowds this Christmas season than with a trip to nearby Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This post was written in partnership with Ready Set Rutherford. We’ve spent a lot of time in Rutherford County and have hand-picked the items on this list just for you! With free parking across the […]

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November 20, 2017

20 Fun and Festive Things to Do in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County This Christmas

Murfreesboro Christmas Activities

This massive Music City hotel is ideal for tourists, staycationers… and anyone seeking to escape a zombie apocalypse. If you happen to be in Nashville and learn of an impending apocalypse, I can think of no better place to wait out End Times than the Gaylord Opryland Resort. I think of it as Music City’s […]

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October 18, 2017

Everything Families Need to Know About Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort

Opryland Resort with Kids Review

Want to tour a mansion in the dark? Watch a skillet-throwing competition? Wander through the state’s largest corn maze? See dogs from around the globe compete in the nation’s top dog agility competition? It’s all happening in Rutherford County this fall — Check out this list of must-do events in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne, and Eagleville. […]

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September 5, 2017

Put These 20 Incredible Things to Do in Rutherford County Tennessee on Your Family Bucket List!

Hidden away in a state park just outside Nashville, you’ll find a surprising treasure trove of early American history and breathtaking natural beauty. It’s all just an easy family hike away — Here’s what you need to know about Narrows of the Harpeth before you go. You can’t live in Nashville long without hearing the […]

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July 19, 2017

You Can’t Beat the Amazing Views on This Nashville Hike

Top Nashville Hikes

‘Grandma’s House’ is a perfect romantic couple’s getaway or unique Southern retreat for Music City visitors. It’s hard to believe this lovely home has been standing for nearly 140 years, but it’s true. Back in 1880, a Confederate soldier named Thomas Marion Sanders built this sturdy farmhouse on a large plot of fertile land in Smyrna, […]

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June 5, 2017

This Historic Bed & Breakfast Offers a Peaceful Escape Just Outside Nashville

Tennessee Bed and Breakfast

Whether you’re a Nashvillian in search of a quick weekend day trip or getaway or a traveler looking for a place near Music City with small-town Southern charm, Rutherford County is calling your name. Located just 30 minutes from Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding towns of Rutherford County have it all– from rich cultural history, exciting outdoor […]

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June 5, 2017

20 Amazing Reasons to Visit Rutherford County This Summer

What to do in Rutherford County TN

Don’t let the summertime blues get you down  — There are plenty of things to do with kids in Nashville this summer! Here’s my annual list to get you started. I guarantee there’s something here for everyone, no matter your age.     Tell me this has happened to you, too — All year long, […]

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May 11, 2017

75 Things to Do with Kids in Nashville This Summer: 2017 Edition

Things to do with kids in Nashville

This post was written in partnership with the Grand Ole Opry. Country music wouldn’t be what it is today without the Grand Ole Opry — The longest running music radio program in history is still going strong, with a range of performers that appeals to music lovers of all ages. But while I’ve been to see […]

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March 24, 2017

We Did the Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour. Here’s What We Thought.

Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour