NASH Nine: Things to Do Before Summer is Over
We refuse to believe that summer is almost over!
The beautiful thing about living somewhere so hot, is that summer last a little longer! Get out there and take advantage of the warm weather weekends we have left!
Here are some of our favorite activities to fit in before the cold weather rolls around.
1.Rent a Boat
Grab a couple of friends and head down to Percy Priest for a day on the Lake! Elm Hill Marina, Four Corners Marina, and Nashville Shores all rent multiple types of pontoon boats for full days (8-hours), half days (4-hours) or Four Corners offers a sunset cruise option! If you can convince some friends to take a day off, weekday prices are exceptionally reasonable!
2. Visit a Waterfall/Swimming Hole
Tennessee is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes in the country. If you’re willing to make the trek outside the city, a day spent in a swimming hole or waterfall is well worth it. Cummins Falls is pictured below and is probably the most popular swimming hole and Foster Falls is a personal favorite! Virgin Falls should also be on your list, but it’s a long hike so be prepared. Check out this article on the best swimming holes near Nashville! And this one on the best waterfalls!
Make sure to do a little research before heading to one of these falls so you know what you’re getting into. Some have steep or long hikes involved.
3. Kayak a River
Can’t get much better than a day spent floating down the river. Pack a cooler with snacks and hydration and get ready to relax! There are lots of places to kayak around Nashville but The Harpeth River is one of the closest. Foggy Bottoms is a popular kayak and canoe rental shop as well as Tip-a-Canoe which offers three different length routes down the river.
4. Go to a Nashville Sounds Game!
Attending a Sounds game is a staple summer activity in Nashville and the season is not over yet! What’s better than a stadium dog?!
5. See a Show at Ascend Amphitheater
It’s not too late to catch a show at Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville beloved outdoor summer venue! There’s nothing like dancing the night away on the lawn to a band you love with the Nashville skyline in the background.
6. Visit Nashville Shores
Nashville Shores is a great outdoor adventure without the mud and trees. With thrilling water coasters, a lazy river, a kid zone, a sandy beach and more, a day at Nashville Shores is sure to make everyone happy. There are still some special events happening this summer from Friday Fun Nights, to fireworks, to huge savings for college students during September!
7. Hit the Beach!
You don’t have to go to the the ocean to enjoy a beach!! There are several lake beaches on Percy Priest that provide a nice day in the sun including Cook Day Use Area, Anderson Road Recreation Area, and Seven Points Recreation Area! If Percy Priest is on the opposite side of town, Old Hickory Beach might be closer! Just pay the $5 parking fee at any of these beaches and you’re set for the day!
8. Brewery Tour of Nashville!
Breweries are so much fun in the summer and Nashville has so many of them! You can sit outside, cold beer in hand, play some yard games and just hang with your friends. Midtown is home to Tailgate, Jackalope, and Tennessee Beer Works with New Heights, YeeHaw and Czann’s nearby. The east side has Southern Grist, Smith & Lenz, East Tennessee Beer Works, and Little Harpeth. Others to keep in mind are Blackstone, Bearded Iris, Fat Bottom, Turtle Anarchy, and Honky Tonk Brewing Co! And that’s not even all of them!
9. Enjoy a Night on the Rooftop
We love rooftop weather! Nashville is home tons of lovely rooftops that deserve to be enjoyed! From downtown to midtown and throughout the city you’ll find nice patios waiting to be hung out on. You can catch us on The George Jones Rooftop every-other Friday night for the Rooftop Concert Series! Check the calendar to see who’s playing!