5 Fun Southern U.S. Travel Ideas for Families


Nashville Area

The Nashville Area can be a great destination for all kinds of vacationers, but especially for country music lovers, who can take in a show at the Grand Ole Opry House and even get an insider's look with a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility and museum. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is another not-to-be missed activity and the Musician's Hall of Fame and Museum is located just down the street.

A paddlewheel showboat river cruise on the Cumberland River can be a great way to soak up the city while being entertained in style. The Nashville Zoo is full of interesting animals, and the city's Centennial Park features a full-scale replica of the Parthenon that's a striking sight -- especially if a trip to Greece isn't exactly in your family's budget.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Adventure Science Center, Nashville Shores Waterpark and Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art are among the other cool local venues that can round out a trip of great family fun.