Making The Best of a Tennessee Road Trip

February 22, 2019

No matter where you’re from, taking a road trip can be seen as something to be check-marked off a bucket list. While there are many locations in the United States to choose from, if you want to get a slice of the South, then Tennessee is the destination for you. People from all over the world are flocking here in record numbers, and the state had the largest growth rate for international visitors in the United States at 11 percent.

Beautiful Sights to Behold

If you’re looking for an outstanding view of seven states, be sure to visit Lookout Mountain; you'll find it within arm's reach of Chattanooga. While there, take the Sky Bridge, made entirely out of rocks, to Lover’s Lane. It’s the most iconic vantage point, offering the opportunity to see those seven states. If you’re looking for a  diversity of plant and animal life coupled with ancient mountains and sanctuary for animals and plant-life, then the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the trip for you. It also gives you a glimpse into Eastern Tennessee life and Appalachian life, past and present. A third place to see is the Great Falls Gorge which is one of the main natural and historical features of Rock Island State Park. 

The Music Life

One place to not miss is the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol. You’ll be able to follow the history of country music from the early “Bristol Recordings” through present day. Another place not to miss is Memphis, which offers the opportunity to visit Graceland, Sun Studios, and the Rock ‘n Soul Museum. In addition to those locations, you’ll find the Blues Hall of Fame Museum and the Stax Museum of American Soul. Be sure to visit for the various music festivals throughout the year and the historic Beale Street. Nashville holds a special place in the hearts of country music fans, with many places to go and things to see related to music. If an endless supply of music is what you're looking for, then Nashville is your destination.

A Visit To the Capitol

Nashville offers visitors many delights to choose from, ranging from music to great views and activities. The first place you should go is the Ryman Auditorium. It was the home of the Grand Ole Opry until 1974, and is considered a National Historic Landmark. You can take a tour and even record your own CD. You’ll also find the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum within reach to explore and see the history of country music. Within 30 minutes of Nashville you’ll find the Radnor Lake State Natural Area, with hiking trails to explore you’ll feel as if you’ve gotten away from the city. But if the nightlife is what you’re looking for, Nashville Happy Hour is a winner. Nashville comes to life at night and music abounds everywhere; it’s the perfect urban spot to have a great time while in the city.

A road trip through Nashville is the best way to experience life in this great state. There's so many activities and places to go, you'll never have to go to the same place twice. You'll have so much fun that you'll never want to leave and go back home.

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