5 Family friendly weekend getaways close to Nashville

During the colder months it can be a struggle to keep the little ones entertained. Not to worry there are plenty of getaways close to Nashville, TN to break up the boredom and not break the bank.

We have put together some of our favorite family-friendly weekend getaways just a short drive from Nashville. And remember that if you are planning to move here and are looking for movers in Nashville, let us know, we’d love to help!

1. Indoor Water Park  Wilderness in the Smokies

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Indoor Water park Getaways

The indoor water park features rides, slides a giant wave pool, and plenty of things for the little ones to do.   The fun doesn’t stop there, they also have rope courses, laser tag, climbing walls.  All for a terrific value, the waterpark is generally included in your hotel stay.  And go ahead and bring Dad, they have a golf course too.  You can find additional discounts during Winter.  Sevierville, Tn


2.  Tennessee Aquarium  Chattanooga Aquarium

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Tn Aquarium Getaways

Home to one of the most diverse gatherings of freshwater animals in the County! Now that’s saying something.  Sharks, jellyfish, dolphins, penguins, frogs, butterflies…. Imagine a raindrop that flows from a mountaintop stream to a trickling creek, travels into a slow river, and finally joins a massive ocean. The Tennessee Aquarium offers an up-close look at the habitats found along this amazing journey.


3.  Louisville, Ky

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Kentucky Science Center Getaways

Just a short 2 hours 45 min drive from Nashville, Tn.  Louisville has a lot to offer. The Louisville Zoo This is a truly remarkable zoo for a small –> mid-sized zoo. The grounds are immaculate, food is affordable, exhibits diverse and the property VERY walkable.  Kentucky Science Center  They’ve got some of the coolest, funniest, wackiest — and sometimes gross-est and smelliest things. You could easily make a getaway weekend trip out to Louisville.


4.  Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

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Mammoth Cave Getaways

This is the world’s longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a “grand, gloomy and peculiar place,” but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name – Mammoth.  Just 1.5 hours from Nashville, this could easily be a getaway day trip!


5.  Discovery Park Union City, TN

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Discovery Park Getaways

A world-class entertainment and educational experience with more than 70,000 SF of exhibits focused on nature, science, technology, history, and art; and 50-acres of gardens, grounds, and exhibits focused on history. Just under three hours this would definitely be worth the drive for a getaway on a rainy Saturday.


There are so many weekend getaways close to Nashville. Quick weekend getaways are the best!

Happy traveling in Nashville!

Sincerely, Your Only Moving family 🙂

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