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Nashville is the capital city of the US state of Tennessee. It houses favorite music venues such as the Grand Ole Opry house and country of music hall of fame and museum. The first April month is celebrating which brings together the music, films, and fashion. Every year in June, there is the Country Music Association. There is a variety of historic homes, gardens and plantation houses to visit in Nashville. Nashville is often called the music city. Apart from other tourist attractions, there are child-friendly attractions like theme parks.
We were marveled at the Ryman Auditorium. We also visited the parathion which is a beautiful replica of the Greek landmark along with the centennial park and the Tennessee State Capitol. Our kids loved the historic train ride and the adventure science center.
We are a lover of wine and Bourbons loved visiting the Nelsons’ green beer distillery. We enjoyed the BBQ at Bar B Cutie on Nolensville Road which is famous worldwide. We took an early hike to the Cummins Waterfall which is situated just one and a half hour from Nashville. The tourists were either swimming in cool gorge water falling or just napping at leisure on the boulder hopping there. Make sure you are carrying good hiking shoes for that.
If you are a history lover, take a tour of Belmont Mansion. Other attractions in Nashville are the Johnny Cash museum, the Hermitage, Tootsie’s orchid lounge, Belle Meade Plantation, the first center for the visual arts, John Seigenthaler pedestrian bridge, historic RCA Studio B, the Broadway, the cheek wood estate and gardens and many other must-see attractions in and around the city.
We lodged at La Quinta Inn and suites. We loved the outdoor pool facility and contemporary breakfast provided by the hotel. As we were visiting during August, it was quite hot and humid there. If you happen to visit between the periods of November to March, you might experience light snow and chilly weather.
Nashville is a place which has to be on the checklist of every traveler.
Myrtle Beach in South Carolina stretches along 60 miles of beautiful coastline. Our cherished memories of stunning sunrises on the Atlantic Ocean, fun days at beach and family time. It’s a perfect place to capture the first time of your little one’s toes touch the sand or see the ocean.
The beach was our playground with the sun and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.
Things to do
- Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater
It would be a bumpy ride where we seriously got the realistic 5D moving theatre experience. The digital effects made us feel like we were in a movie.
- Wild Water and Wheels
It is a 16-acre park filled with exciting rides and slides. With 18 holes of mini golf, it was a fun ride and much more than a water park. It is a place to be all summer long and the complete fun center for the family.
It is an indoor amusement park for the mind, having about 100 interactive exhibits for all the ages. We got an experience of 84 mph hurricane force winds, design and rode a virtual roller coaster and more.
There are plenty of choices for selecting accommodation for the stay at Myrtle Beach. My family and I loved the spacious villa accommodations at Holiday Inn Club Vacations, across the street from a pristine stretch of beach and their club on the oceanfront. To have an exquisite view of the Atlantic Ocean, you can prefer Holiday Sands North with endless amenities for adults and children.
We enjoyed the delicious cuisine at the House of Blues that offered a mix of American and international dishes. One may visit Hungry Howie’s for the pizzas made from the freshest ingredients.
How to reach Myrtle by flight?
The closest airports which serve domestic flights are the Florence Airport and the Wilmington Airport, both in South Carolina.
Do not consider Montauk by its size, well literally. Only about 3000 people are living here permanently, but hundreds of thousands of tourists flock like us to explore the white sandy beaches, participate in hiking expeditions and taste the famous wines straight from the farms. This place resonates history. Here is the list of sites we recommend you to visit.
- Montauk Point Lighthouse
According to us, this is one of the best attractions in Montauk. Although initially, we were skeptical about visiting there, upon reaching the top, the sight like no other manifested before us. Glorious views of the Atlantic Ocean and the gentle breeze slapped our face endlessly restoring a sense of calm and tranquility.
- The Camp Hero State Park
If you keep heading east on the Long Island, then you will come across the relatively whole park, the Camp Hero. Formerly, it was used as a military base, and later converted into a park filled with wildlife, and this promises to offer you peace and tranquility for hours together.
The biodiversity which the park boasts makes it an ideal place for fishing and hiking. Alongside this, since we visited the site in the summers, it was bustling with a wide variety of activities which we could try out. One can use the playground to play various games or sit by the bonfire and have a chit-chat in groups.
- Montauk Yacht Club
You would be surprised like us when you realize that this club is 80 years old. It is situated on the Star Island at the center of the Montauk Lake. It offers exceptional views of the ocean coupled with extreme comfort and luxury, perfect for being spoilt on vacation.
Montauk is located at around 130 miles from the NY city, and the trip usually takes approximately 3 hours by car thanks to the right roads.