From a hip, event-filled downtown to relaxing country drives framed by extravagant fall color, Clarksville, Tenn. is a favorite Mid-South fall getaway. These festivals, events and scenic spots may inspire you to plan a trip to this thriving river city.
Who doesn’t love free?! Our May post about “9 Fun Free Family Activities” has been so popular, we’ve added 8 more ideas! Whether you’re looking for an affordable destination that will guarantee fun for the whole family, some day-trip or weekend getaway ideas, or even some activities to get the kids out of the house for a couple of hours, you’ll these Clarksville options might be just the perfect solution. And remember, we’re less than an hour from Nashville along I-24.
Whether you're planning a trip to Clarksville this summer or live here and are looking for ways to fill some of those long summer days, here are some ideas for free activities -- in no particular order -- that the whole family can enjoy. (Check back soon, we're already working on the second nine!)
Think Nashville is the only place to take your significant other on a cute date? Maybe you haven’t seen all that Clarksville has to offer. During the spring and summer, Clarksville comes alive! It is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors and see more of this wonderful city. Show your new beau how fun you are while exploring Clarksville’s great outdoors!
Think you can only find beautiful hiking in East Tennessee? Granted, you won’t find those gorgeous mountaintop views in Clarksville, but Middle Tennessee has plenty of hills, creeks and woods where you can enjoy a shorter challenging trail or a scenic family stroll. Check out these options in Clarksville, 40 minutes northwest of Nashville.
Two full days of golf, a little shooting and a couple of breweries gives you the ultimate man weekend adventure!
Clarksville’s small-city vibe is a great place to escape the big-city blues. Read about the downtown transformation that will make you want to rediscover this booming city.
Visit Clarksville invites guests to embark on a “Clarksville History Hunt” and see some of the city's historic buildings for the first time or to experience them through a new perspective. Simply follow the trail in no particular order, post your photos of the buildings on Instagram, tag @visitclarksvilletn and use the hashtag #clarksvillehistoryhunt. The first five people to post pictures of all 11 sites below will win a prize from Visit Clarksville! Happy hunting.
Whether you are taking your sweetie out for a lunch date, or stopping in quickly to grab a to-go order, or making an impression with cake for a celebratory occasion, Clarksville has a variety of eateries and bakeries for satisfying your demands. These six offer the unique flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine, German, French, and European-American.
Perched atop Boothill in the Clarksville neighborhood of New Providence, the Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center sits high on a bluff where Red River and Cumberland River converge. With sweeping views of these rivers and of Downtown Clarksville, you can soak up an afternoon enjoying the scenery, or perhaps dig a little deeper. One of the last remaining earthen forts, Fort Defiance was originally built by 200 enslaved men and its story is steeped in African-American heritage.
Clarksville is home to hundreds of thousands of people. With this size population, there are many options for fun on a typical weekend. Enjoy dinner downtown. See a movie or show at one of the theatres. Plan an escape games outing with friends. One often overlooked opportunity is the myriad of events and activities at our own Austin Peay State University – some that you may not have even considered. Check out these top 5 activities that are open to the public. Maybe you’ll want to add some to your to-do list!
I am a woman of few guilty pleasures, and walking around downtown Clarksville on Saturday I came across a handful of new stores that feed my indulgences -- books, records and vintage.
Now that Christmas is over, winter break is behind us and all the decorations are put up (well, most anyway), getting out of the house is a must. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Clarksville that keep the 6-year-old and 4-year-old entertained.
With more than a dozen stores specializing in vintage and collectible items in Clarksville, the city has become a tourist destination for antiquing.
This busy Clarksville family of four shares some of their favorite ways to have fun together.
Florida-based Travel Blogger Sheila Berrios-Nazario visited Clarksville recently. During her trip, she found some spots you shouldn't miss on your next visit where you can capture pictures for your Instagram (or Facebook) that you'll feel proud of.
Kiddos in Clarksville have just over three weeks before school starts! These two top-rated historic attractions will keep the summer fun rolling, but will also ignite (or reignite) an interest in local history...and maybe all things educational. OK, that's probably a stretch, but kids of all ages are sure to experience something fascinating at these two local historic treasures!
Memorial Day Weekend is the official kickoff to summer for many families. If you're traveling to Clarksville to visit friends or family, check out these fun activities to get your summer started!
Murals, sculptures, fountains and flames fill Clarksville’s Public Art Trail. Explore, learn and take a selfie! #clarksvilleart
Looking for things to do in the next few weeks? Here are some ideas that are sure to impress...and improve the January blues!
Clarksville, Tennessee is first and foremost a river city, giving it an important role in military history, the tobacco trade, and economic development. Many historic attractions in the community tell Clarksville's story.
You'll find it easy to unplug for a bit and reconnect with family, friends or even yourself while you enjoy this historic city on the Cumberland.
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