You know what the best thing about moving back to Nashville is? Rediscovering the city like it’s my first time here. Thousands of families will head down to the beach or Disney for Spring Break. I’m more than happy to kick back in my home city for a little Spring Break Nashville Staycation with my kids.
Want to join me? Get the kids excited, and make it a whole thing! It’s Nashville Moms Blog’s Spring Break Staycation Photo Scavenger Hunt!
How to play:
Take a photo of you or your kids at one of the following locations between March 17th and April 2nd. Post your photos as a comment on the official Facebook thread (we’ll have it pinned, so be sure to check the pinned post if you’re on mobile), or post them on Instagram with the hashtag #NMBSpringBreak. We will select one random winner to receive a Five Daughters Bakery Gift Card and family 4-pack of tickets to the Nashville Zoo! And yes—each photo counts as an entry. So go ahead and make sure there’s plenty of room on your cell phone to capture all the memories you can!
Five Daughters Bakery
Locally-owned Five Daughters Bakery has quickly become a fan favorite for locals and tourists alike. Bakery treats are created fresh daily with locally sourced, organic ingredients. And with items appropriate for Vegans, Paleo aficionados, or regular ol’ fashioned donut lovers, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Five Daughters has locations in 12 South, East Nashville, and Franklin. So wherever you’re located in the city, it’s sure to be convenient.
Gaylord’s Indoor Gardens
March weather can be unpredictable in Middle Tennessee, so every Nashville mom needs a great indoor option! Enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of spring time rain or shine. Explore the gardens at Gaylord Opryland hotel. Most locals are familiar with Gaylord’s holiday activities, but the fun continues far beyond Christmas. You can even make a whole evening of it (if your kids are feeling cooperative, of course!). Grab a quick pizza at Paisano’s before hopping aboard the Delta River Flatboat tour through the indoor river and gardens or catching one of the fountain shows.
Nashville Public Library
If you haven’t had a chance to check out your local public library or the downtown location, why not make it a priority over Spring Break? Just because school is out doesn’t mean little imaginations can’t explore their love of stories! Each location holds a weekly story time (many are age-based) each week. On Saturdays, watch an amazing puppet show! Head to the Main Library on Saturday, March 18th for Tall Tale Circus or on Saturday, March 25th for The Stonecutter. As someone who is personally acquainted with a library puppeteer, I can tell you the fantastic creative team at Wishing Chair Productions is passionate about what they do. And they strive to create a memorable, engaging experience for children.
Head over to the Nashville Zoo on Thursday, March 23rd to see the brand-new Spider Monkey exhibit! The exhibit will feature two of these lively primates—siblings Sandy and Poppy. For a close viewing experience, guests can watch the monkeys from a bridge alongside the exhibit and from inside a new treetop hut with floor to ceiling glass viewing stations.
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
Welcome Spring with a walk through the beautiful Cheekwood botanical gardens. Head over on Saturday, March 18th for Children’s Story Time in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden followed by Live Bunnies and Friends on the Arboretum Lawn! Need a bit of a mommy break? Check out the Spring Break one-day camps offered by Cheekwood from March 17th – 27th!
It’s time to focus on you, mama! Head over to your local YMCA and join in on the Fit4Spring challenge! Complete the weekly challenge and post a photo on social media with the hashtag #YFit4Spring for the chance to win the weekly prize! The challenge for Davidson County’s spring break week is to Work Out with a Friend, so make plans with your best gal to take a sweaty selfie while your kids have an awesome time in childcare.