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Weekend Getaways Close to Nashville

We all need a nice long weekend getaway to relax and unwind. That’s why I put together 5 places just a few hours from Nashville that would make the perfect road trip!

ASHEVILLE

Driving time: 4.5 hours

Things to do: Tour the Biltmore -Walk the River Arts District – Check out the many breweries – go for a hike and admire the waterfalls

Where to Stay: Rent a cabin – Omni Grove Park Inn – Grand Bohemian Hotel – The Foundry


 PIGEON FORGE

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Driving time: 4 hours

Things to do: Spend a day at Dollywood – Hiking for amazing views of the Smokies – Titanic Museum – Dinner Shows – Explore Gatlinburg – Rocky Top Wine Trail – Gatlinburg Sky Lift

Where to Stay: Rent a cabin – Dollywood’s Dreammore Resort


CHATTANOOGA - I have not been here yet, so below is basically my list of things I want to do when I finally get there!

Driving time: 2 hours

Things to do: Tour Ruby Falls – Visit the Tennessee Aquarium – Take in the sights of Lookout Mountain – Explore Raccoon Caverns

Where to Stay: Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel – The Chattanoogan


MEMPHIS (Check out my previous blog recap of our trip)

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Driving time: Just over 3 hours

Things to do: Take a tour of Graceland – Hang out on Beale Street – Listen to Live Jazz – Stand where the legends did at Sun Studios

Where to Stay: Guest House at Graceland - Hotel Napoleon


 LOUISVILLE

Driving time – About 3 hours

Things to do: Fourth Street Live! for a night out – Tasting at Jim Beam Stillhouse – Louisville Slugger Museum – Stroll along the waterfront – Make a reservation at Jack Fry’s (you won’t regret it) – Check out Steel City Pops

Where to Stay: 21C Hotel – Marriott Downtown