Here’s another place to fly fish near Nashville and Brentwood. The Elk River and Tims Ford Dam tailwater is less than two hours south between Lynchburg and Winchester. We have all the information you’ll need to plan a fishing trip to the Elk River: fishing advice, directions, canoe rentals, hotels and campsites.
If you love gardening, you’ll love seeing what Master Gardeners and garden experts plant. Here are a few spots near Brentwood where you can make your own Nashville garden tour.
I hope I can convince you to visit one of best free things to do in Nashville! The Ellington Agricultural Center is a historic estate now owned by the state. You can tour demonstration gardens, take a nature hike, peek into log cabins and study heirloom vegetables and antique farming equipment at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum.
Brentwood residents can find cheap home and garden supplies in Franklin AND Nashville. How? By going green with reused building materials. Habitat for Humanity HomeStores offer a wide variety of doors, windows, and unusual items at great prices. Your purchases help local families build homes of their own.
How fun is that?
Nashville’s best swimming beach is also one of the most fun things to do with kids in Nashville.
Check out Percy Priest Lake photos, get directions to the swimming beach, cost of Corp of Engineer day passes, and links to other swimming beaches around Middle Tennessee.
I took a few shots of a reproduction Tennessee outhouse before bursting into laughter. See what the historic notes on the door had to say about using an outhouse!
Are you standing in the aisles of Target and wondering which clothes fit Nashville’s new uniform guidelines? It’s tricker than you might think. Just try finding a pair of shorts which don’t have cargo pockets! Here are the additional colors for Metro Nashville School shirts AND helpful tips on interpreting the SSA rules in real life.
Fed up with Bradford pear tree problems? Go wild with native Tennessee trees instead! Here is a wealth of information about choosing trees and plants native to our Tennessee landscape. Williamson County has 3 native plant nurseries in Fairview, TN.
Nashville is lucky to have a beautifully restored historic farm, right in the middle of the city! The Nashville Zoo was built on property donated to the city, an estate which visitors can tour as part of their zoo admission. Here’s a virtual walking tour of the Nashville Zoo’s Grassmere Farm and Croft House.
Nashville has many beautiful backdrops for wedding portraits and children’s portraits. Here is a list of our favorite do-it-yourself photo shoot locations.
Give your dad a Father’s Day he’ll always remember — take him shooting at one of Nashville’s firing ranges. We have details for each of Nashville’s indoor and outdoor firing ranges, including personal notes and drawbacks for each.
Here is a list of the best places for canoeing, kayaking, and boating around Nashville. Includes a gift idea for the best kayaking and canoeing guidebook for Middle Tennessee.
Here’s a list of all the places to swim in Brentwood and Nashville, from public recreation centers to YMCA pools to the sandy beaches on J. Percy Priest Lake.
I investigated the Brentwood Holiday Inn for our summer guests. Though it’s a nice hotel, it lacks the chain’s new Simply Smart bed. Here’s why Holiday Inn Express triple-sheet bedding has become my new standard of excellence in chain hotels…
Surprisingly, Brentwood doesn’t have any antique shops of its own. You can drive south to Franklin or north to the 8th Avenue Antique district in Nashville. For a one-stop shop, consider an in-between option: Gas Lamp Antique Mall near 100 Oaks.
Melinda Doolittle made a strong effort to crack the American Idol Final 2. The judges raved about Melinda’s flawless performances of ‘I Believe In You and Me,’ ‘Nutbox City Limits,’ and her favorite ‘I’m A Woman.’
Franklin Tennessee’s indoor Jump Zone is a warehouse full of inflatable bouncing fun — similar to the Pump It Up party place in Cool Springs. The Jump Zone just bounced to the top of our ‘Fun Things To Do With Kids’ list!
Sure, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is a natural place to watch the wildlife. But did you know it has one of the best playgrounds in Tennessee, too?
Fundom Kids is a family-friendly play area just north of Nashville. It features an indoor Kettler car race track, wooden castle, riding car zone, imaginative play centers — all without loud noise or electronic special effects. If your family is looking for good, old-fashioned play, try Fundom Kids on a rainy day–or any day!
Need a cool family outing? Baskin Robbins Ice Cream will offer all 31 flavors for only 31 cents a scoop on Wednesday, May 2, from 5 to 10 pm. Here are all the Baskin Robbins locations convenient to Brentwood!
Were your bedding plants burned by April’s Dogwood Winter? Here’s a working list of garden centers convenient to Brentwood, TN. I’m on the hunt for fresh impatiens and I won’t stop until I get some!
Melinda Doolittle shone with an inner light during American Idol Gives Back, a fundraising episode for America’s neediest places. She made Faith Hill’s ‘There Will Be A Day’ completely her own. Christian music is clearly Melinda Doolittle’s element.
Metro Nashville Public Schools adopted a Standard School Attire policy for the upcoming school year. Find out what clothes your child can wear to Davidson Co. schools–and where you can buy them. Brentwood has a school uniform supply store which makes SSA shopping a breeze!
Melinda Doolittle sings Donna Summers’ hit ‘Heaven Only Knows’ on American Idol’s Gwen Stefani show. This energetic performance will whittle the contestants down to the final Top 10. The biggest criticism from the judges? What Melinda wore.
Everything you need to know about making a Welcome to Tennessee gift basket for out-of-town guests, corporate clients, or new neighbors. Includes suggestions for things to do in Brentwood TN, where to find free maps and brochures, thoughtful souvenirs and local Tennessee products.