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The Family Vacationer


  • S1E81
  • 33:35
  • May 31st 2022

Rob and Danny welcome Heather Middleton, Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation. She's been with the organization since 2004.

Heather discusses all the things that make Nashville a family travel destination and answers the burning question of when Nashville became the bachelorette capital of the world.  

Neighborhoods. Nashville is a town made up of small communities and Heather talks about some of the neighborhoods that make this place special.  

Activities. If you’re coming to town to be sample some of the music Nashville is known for, there are many places to do that ranging from the Ryman auditorium to the Bluebird Cafe. Also plenty of non-music related activities like Hermitage, Cheekwood gardens, the Parthenon and more. Gaylord Opryland always has something going on throughout the year.  

Festivals. The main festival associated with Nashville continues to be CMA Fan Fest. Heather talks about some of the activities surrounding this festival. This will be the first year Fan Fest is back since the pandemic. One thing that was surprising was the fact that most stages for Fan Fest are free! July 4th and New Years are the other two major events on the calendar and draw large crowds.  

All this and more….make sure you listen to Episode 81 Nashville!

The Family Vacationer

A podcast dedicated to families that travel. So many of our memories come from time spent with our family. We want to help you make the most of your family vacations. We do that by covering travel destinations, travel apps, and gadgets, and talk to travel experts for ways to make family travel less stressful. Who doesn't want that?