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7 of the best day trips from Nashville

April 6, 2020

Are you looking for the best day trips from Nashville? If you’re visiting the city soon, here are some great suggestions…

Whether you’re a high roller or a budget traveller, you’re going to want to see Nashville – because it’s simple brilliant. There are loads of things to do in Nashville itself, and also lots of fantastic day trips from Nashville too! This country music city has a lot to offer and some of the best day trips from Nashville will take you out to the surrounding countryside, show you some incredible architecture, and really let you get to know Nashville and the Tennessee countryside it’s situated in.

Regardless of your budget, there’s something for everyone – so we’ve made a handy list of the best day trips from Nashville so you’re bound to find something for you, here! 

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Nashville – Jack Daniels Home town Tour – click here to book

Time: 7 hrs

Starts: 9am

First on my list of the best day trips from Nashville, it’s a Jack Daniel’s themed tour! Travel from Nashville to Lynchburg to learn all about Jack Daniels himself, and his world famous Whiskey (if you’re a whiskey fan, this is an absolute must-do!). You’ll be spending the whole day whiskey tasting and soaking up the history on an “Angels Tour” of the distillery where you even get a souvenir glass! The tour ends with free time and a scheduled lunch in Lynchburg so you can soak up the vibes of this iconic piece of history.

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Nashville to Graceland Memphis tour – Click here to book

Time: 15 hrs

Starts: 6:30am / 7:30am

Second on my list of 7 of the best day trips from Nashville, it’s a Graceland tour. Experience the city of Memphis in style with VIP access to Graceland and Sun Studios, and free time in Memphis’ iconic Beale Street. It’s an incredible day out, and if you’re into music and you’ve always been curious about Memphis, this is a fantastic time to visit. Memphis probably gives Nashville itself a run for its money in terms of music, and the vibe of Beale St is unrivalled in terms of being able to hear good tunes. 

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Murals and Mimosas tour – Click here to book

Time: 3 hrs 

Starts: 9am 

This tour takes you through some of Nashville’s most iconic and scenic neighbourhoods, providing you with multiple photo stops and capping it all of with amazing flavoured mimosas and donuts at a Nashville bakery. Definitely a must-do on a list of 7 of the best day trips from Nashville. 

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Nashville BBQ, Beer, and Bourbon experience – Click here to book 

Time: 4 hours

Starts: throughout the day 

How could I write a list about the best day trips from Nashville, and not include something that includes BBQ and beer! This tour is a whistle stop run around of Nashville’s best food and drink and culinary spaces. Highlights include sampling southern spirits paired with local cuisine, the best southern barbecue, or relaxing and enjoying a seasonal pint in a local taproom.  

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Nashville rural  country farm tour – Click here to book

Time: 4.5 hrs

Starts: runs throughout the day

On this gorgeous tour you can visit rabbit circle farm, just outside of Nashville, for a slice of the good life. You’ll be learning what it’s like for rural farmers making their way in a modern world, and you’ll be able to see traditional farming practices up close and personal. You’ll also get to know the classic southern way of life, and try iconic southern food at a classic “meat and three”.

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Nashville’s Secret food tour – Click here to book 

Time: 3 hours

Starts: runs throughout the day

Definitely one of my favourite day trips on my list of 7 of the best day trips from Nashville, it’s a secret food tour! If Nashville is known for two things, it’s the amazing music scene, and the incredible food. The food, actually, is one of my favourite parts of Nashville – there are some INCREDIBLE foodie locations for food lovers, and if you love trying really local food and those hidden gems a city has to offer – then this is the tour for you. Seriously, you’ll try some amazing bites – and you’ll have a great tour guide too!

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Nashville: Johnny Cash Tour at Storytellers Hideaway – Click here to book

Time: 1 day

Starts: 9am departure

You’ve heard of Johnny Cash – the iconic and incredibly talented country singer. If you’re interested in learning a bit more about this singing legend, then this tour allows you to visit the legendary singer’s farm and see loads of incredible memorabilia and items from his life.  It’s a rare chance to see the man behind the music, and you’ll also get transportation and lunch included on this tour from Nashville.

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I hope this list of 7 of the best day trips from Nashville has been useful! I’d love to know if you’ve booked any of these tours and if you enjoyed them!

Here are some other amazing activities in Nashville to try whilst you’re in the city!


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