5 Weekend Trips From Nashville, Tennessee

We’ve compiled this list of the top weekend getaways from Nashville, from Lexington, Kentucky, to Indianapolis, Indiana.

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The lists of attractions are all the best of the best, worthy of plenty of picture-taking, Instagram posting, and memory-making.

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Home to the oldest newspaper in Tennessee, The Leaf-Chronicle, and a wealthy historical background in the Civil War. Full of charming nature, a rich social scene, and loads of craft breweries.

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Home to a world of greats, including legendary boxer Muhammad Al. Louisville is one of the best weekend getaways from Nashville, full of adventure, history, and opportunity.


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Popularly known as the “Beer Capital of the World”, Cincinnati, Ohio, boasts over 50 breweries. Cincinnati is also known as “The Queen City,” thanks to its impact on the arts and culture during the emerging West.

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The racing capital of the world, Indianapolis, Indiana, hosts some of the world’s highest-attended events, like the Indy 500, as well as the world’s largest children’s museum.

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The Horse Capital of the World, Lexington, Kentucky, often hosts annual horse races and horse sales for top-bred thoroughbreds, so don’t be surprised by the horse-themed attractions we recommend visiting!

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