If you are planning a family staycation in Nashville there are sights and scenes you don’t want to miss. Vacationing in Nashville can be a fabulous experience for the whole family. There are great restaurants, parks, museums, and friendly people. A Family Stay-cation can be affordable and memorable even if you are not a country music fan. There are an eclectic mix of things to do and places to go.
Affordable Family Friendly Hotels
There are a few different locations you can rest your head at while staying in Nashville. If you prefer to stay near the airport I recommend a stay at the Wingate by Wyndham. Room rates start at $75 all the way up to $95. This cozy hotel is also located near the Gaylord Opryland and the Grand Ole Opry. As far as amenities go there is an outdoor pool available and a health club. Guests are offered complimentary breakfast and high speed internet is also available.
If you prefer to stay closer to the Downtown area I suggest you rest your head at the Renaissance Hotel which room rates start from $179. This is a luxurious hotel that is in walking distance of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Bridgestone area as well as the infamous Broadway.
Visit the Parthenon
This exact replica of the original Parthenon in Ancient Greece is breathtaking. There is also an exact stunning replica of the statue of Athena.The Parthenon also serves as an art museum and is located in Centennial Park which also has beautiful views, gardens, and a family friendly playground. You can spend the day learning about Greek Mythology on a fun filled excursion. The Parthenon is open all year round Tuesday through Saturday and is free for members and children under four. Adults cost $6 and seniors and children from 4-17 cost $4.
Visit the Adventure Science Center
The Adventure Science Center is fun for adults and children of all ages. There are various exhibits and activities to indulge in. Exhibits include the Space Chase Gallery and Test Bed. The Test Bed is a hands interactive exhibit that teaches what it takes to launch a rocket. Other exhibits include Body Quest and Mission Impossible. But that’s not all the Planetarium is another awesome feature that includes laser light show accompanied by music from the following artists…Queen, Pink Floyd, U2, and even a country laser show. Admission for the laser show is free for members and children 2 and under. As for adults and teens the admission is $12 and seniors are $9.