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5 Weekend Trips From Nashville, Tennessee

Weekend Trips Nashville Skyline at dawn

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Though “Music City,” or Nashville, Tennessee, is an eventful place full of excitement and fun, sometimes getting away to explore other parts of the country and their equally famous attractions can cause the traveling “itch” to nag at you. And that’s why we’ve created this list of the top weekend getaways from Nashville!

So that you can pick from the list and start packing on these drivable weekend getaway trips full of impactful attractions and invigorating atmospheres that combine adventure, history, culture, great food, and loads of fun into one undeniably perfect vacation. 

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Where To Go For The Top Weekend Getaways from Nashville

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We’ve compiled this list of the top weekend getaways from Nashville, from Lexington, Kentucky, to Indianapolis, Indiana. The lists of attractions are all the best of the best, worthy of plenty of picture-taking, Instagram posting, and memory-making. 


Weekend Trips Nashville to Clarksville Bridge looking toward downtown
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Home to the oldest newspaper in Tennessee, The Leaf-Chronicle, and a wealthy historical background in the Civil War. Clarksville, Tennessee, is full of charming nature, a rich social scene, and loads of craft breweries. And don’t forget the quaint wineries and restaurants full of award-winning wine and delectable cuisine, making it a worthwhile road trip from Nashville!

Things to do in Clarksville

Dunbar Cave State Park

A prehistoric site, Dunbar Cave State Park stretches across 144 acres, homing thousands of years of history. 

Visiting the historic park, you’ll find prehistoric Mississippian Native American cave art that dates back to the 14th century. The Dunbar Cave was sacred for the Mississippian Native Americans, leading to the underworld and beyond. As you follow the guided paths, take in the different carvings and symbols carved into the limestone and others made with charcoal. 

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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