By Maci Shingleton
Fall break is here and with just a few days off and a few dollars in the bank, many Trevecca students spend the mid-semester break in Nashville.
But, that’s not all bad. Nashville is a destination city for tourists on fall break. Grab your friends, or potential friends, who are in town for the break and check out some of Nashville’s attractions.
Here a few ideas to get you started:
- Visit a Corn Maze – Grab your friends and load up the car. While it may not be easy to find a corn maze near the downtown area, there are plenty of fun corn mazes not too far from campus. Shuckles Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is just down the road in Gallatin and Lucky Ladd Farms is in Eagleville. Lucky Ladd Farms leaves the corn maze open after dark. Just make sure you bring your own flashlight. Visit their websites for directions.
- Make a Difference at the Movies – Our top pick is The Good Lie, a film based on the true story of the Lost Boys refugees from Sudan. It stars Reese Witherspoon and a cast of real life refugees. Although the movie is entertaining, it is also sure to challenge the viewer. (Watch trailer here) This movie is sure to open your eyes to the need refugees in Nashville are facing and Word Relief Nashville could use volunteers. Visit wordreliefnashville.org to find out more information and find volunteer opportunities.
- Recharge and re-caffeinate – If you haven’t had a pumpkin spice latte yet, you’re way behind. Nashville is known for having some of the coolest coffee shops and they are sure to put you in fall break mode. Check out Woodbine Coffee and Barista Parlor if you haven’t already. Or go to Fido in Hillsboro Village and after you grab a cup of joe walk across the street to the used bookstore. You’ll be sure to get some delicious caffeine restoration and a quality Instagram photo.
- Be a tourist for a day – If you live in Nashville, it’s cool to think country music is uncool and to hate on the rich music history music city holds. Take advantage of fall break to see what all the fuss is about. Don’t be afraid to be cliché. Take a tour at the Country Music Hall of Fame, go for a carriage ride around Broadway, tour the Ryman, and see a show at the Grand Ole Opry. There is a reason Nashville attracts so many tourists each year. Don’t miss out.
- Get outside – If the weather allows, make sure and get outside. Go to the Parthenon and take goofy pictures with your friends. Feed the ducks by the pound. Play a good game of ultimate. Hammock under a tree. Get some fresh air since you’ve been stuck in class most of the semester. If you haven’t heard of or climbed the hill on Love Circle on West End, go have a picnic there with your friends. Or, visit the hill at night and look at the city lights. On top of Love Circle, you get an incredible view of the Nashville city skyline.
- See a concert–Keep the lively music scene in mind. Don’t miss a good concert. Download the app “Bands in Town” to keep up with who will be in Nashville and where.
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