It may be the middle of the week but that doesn't mean we aren't already scheming on what to do once we are out of the office or school. Nashville has grown so much in the past 7 years that residents who have lived their all of their lives hardly recognize it anymore. Downtown is filled with craft beers, cultural events, and an ever-changing skyline. With so much to do, you may find yourself overwhelmed. But never fear; here are 5 fun activities you can do this weekend around the Germantown neighborhood with friends or by yourself!
While many people may think Germantown is all about country music, the indie rock and hipster scene is just as strong. And with that scene comes the best coffee you could want. Try Ugly Muggs or The Frothy Monkey for the best coffee in town; my person favorite is the “Dirty Snowman” from Frothy Monkey. It’s a mix of ice cream, hot chocolate, and coffee that tastes great and is great for a perk up.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
The Nashville Sounds play in the First Tennessee stadium; tickets are cheap and the food is great. Even if you don’t love baseball, there are all sorts of concerts and fireworks all season long at the stadium. I’m not a baseball fan, but I went there all the time with friends just to relax, eat hot dogs, and have a good time.
Be a Mad Scientist
The Adventure Science Center is the pride and joy of Nashville children’s museums. But don’t be fooled; it’s not just for kids! There is a game of laser tag, where you battle germs for control over the human body. There is a giant climbing tower, and a zero gravity simulator. It’s perfect for anyone who loves science OR a good time; as an adult now, I still enjoy going there with young family members.
Visit the Farmers’ Market
Germantown is home to the Nashville Farmers’ Market, one of the largest farmers’ markets in the state. If you’re not a veggie person, you have to try the Amish doughnuts. They are as large as my face and taste divine; it’s hard to go back to other doughnuts after trying those. You can also try an assortment of fresh fruits and veggies, as well as canned and baked goods.
Take a Trip to the Mall
No, not the Opry Mills Mall, but that’s worth a trip too! I’m talking about the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, right in the middle of downtown. It’s like a mini Central Park; a pretty patch of green in the middle of the city. Once the weather warms up a bit, it’s the perfect spot to have a picnic and relax.
Nashville may keep on growing, but the neighborhoods still feel quiet and relaxed. This is the perfect place for you, no matter what your family size or age. There truly is something for all ages here.