The Southern Festival of Books has inspired countless other literary festival across the world, and Nashville will host its original book festival once again October 12-14. More than 200 authors of all genres, including Junot Diaz, Tony Horwitz, Sharon Creech, and Daniel Woodrell, will each be involved in panels, readings, and book signings. There’s something for even the smallest readers, since the festival include kid-friendly readings, activities, and appearances from favorite characters.
Nashville Nights and Lights Tour with Dinner
After a day a the festival, relax and enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner from one of Nashville’s locally owned restaurants, then go exploring with a twist on the typical sightseeing excursion. A comfortable tour takes you to view the glittering evening lights of Nashville. See the Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee’s State Capitol, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Parthenon. You’ll also have some free time to get a taste of Nashville’s great nightlife on this fantastic evening tour.
General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises
Nashville is famous for terrific country music performances, and there’s no better way to take in the city’s best entertainment than aboard the General Jackson, an authentic paddlewheel riverboat. A four-course meal of mouthwatering Southern cooking accompanies a terrific show of comedy, music, and dancing.
The cool fall weather is a great time to spend an afternoon perusing the Nashville Zoo. The zoo houses animals from all across the globe in meticulously curated habitats that reflect their natural environments. Each of the zoo’s exhibits teaches something new about the natural world, like The Unseen World, which showcases birds, insects, and reptiles that are experts at hiding from predators.
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