Experience Fall the Nashville Way

We might be biased, but Nashville does a lot of things right and Fall is definitely one of them! If you’re visiting within the next few months then you are in luck, because there’s just something extra special about spending this time of year in Nashville. Here’s some activities that should definitely be on your list for the ultimate fall experience: 

1. Take a Hike at Radnor Lake

Nestled just outside of the heart of Nashville, Radnor Lake State Park is the perfect oasis to soak up the essence of fall. With 10 short hike options of varying levels, there’s something for everyone; whether you are an avid outdoorsman, wildlife enthusiast or just a lover of the colorful leaves this time of year. Sections of the park are paved, making it a great area for strollers and dog walking so be sure to bring your whole group! Besides, a trip to the south shouldn't be complete without taking in some beautiful nature. 

2. Enjoy a Fall Festival

From beer & bacon, to pumpkins & hayrides, the fall festival scene is always a good time in Nashville. For a truly seasonal experience, check out one of the many upcoming harvest festivals, like Pumpkin Fest in Downtown Franklin, The Glow: A Jack O’lantern Experience at Fontanel Mansion, Cheekwood Harvest and the Day of the Dead Tequila Festival. Foodies will love the vast culinary offerings at Taste of Nashville and for a full line up of Halloween inspired festivities, grab your costumes and check out Nashville’s greatest Halloween events here. So many festivals, so little time!

3. Take a Ghost Tour

Get into the Halloween spirit and take a ghost tour! All throughout the month of October, there are exciting and unique ghost tours going on all around Nashville.  Nashville Ghost Tours, Music City Brew Tours Fights & Flights, The Hermitage Mansion and Franklin Haunted Tour are just a few of the ways to feel the spooky vibes (if you’re into that sort of thing!)

4. Go to a Football Game

Who doesn't love football in the fall? Head over to Nissan Stadium and experience a game with the Tennessee Titans.  If you’re up for some walking and a stunning view of Nashville and the Cumberland River, take a stroll on the pedestrian bridge on your way to the game. Afterwards, if you’re looking to celebrate a win or drown your sorrows depending on how the day goes, hit the downtown Broadway honkytonks to continue your ultimate Nashville experience! 

5. Attend a Fall Music Event

Obviously this one is a given when visiting Music City. Each year during the fall season, the Grand Ole Opry returns to the historic Ryman Auditorium located in downtown Nashville where you can hear many of this great city’s ultimate legends perform. Whether they are performing on stage or enjoying the show from the crowd, you just never know who you will see at the Ryman. Another truly unique experience are the Walk of Fame induction ceremonies. The next event takes place on October 24th and will honor Kenny Rogers. And for a truly star studded experience, treat yourself to the CMA Awards taking place on November 8th at Bridgestone Arena.