Things To Do in Nashville with a Baby
From the live music scene to the open green spaces, touring Nashville with a baby can be enjoyable for the whole family. With no shortage of entertainment, good eats, and country vibes, your list of things to do might get long quickly! Not to worry – we’ve curated a few top picks for a more manageable and baby-friendly list for you.
Nashville can get cold in the winter and hot and humid in the summer. If you plan to babywear during your visit, ensure you have a baby carrier that can accommodate additional (or fewer) layers of clothing, like the Tushbaby carrier. Tushbaby is our best-selling hip seat carrier that features an streamlined design and adjustable waistband, making it easy and comfortable to use in any weather. Baby can sit on the plush seat as you support them with one arm, alleviating the aches and pains that usually come from carrying them on your hip. During the hot summer months, the open design of the Tushbaby hip carrier can also keep you and your baby cool and unstuck.
Before you start packing your bags, let’s check out some things to do in Nashville with a baby.
Your Guide for Things To Do in Nashville with a Baby
Grab a coffee at Barista Parlor, Crema, or Steadfast
Because you’ll probably need a little extra caffeine when traveling with a baby, stop and sit for a while at one of the local favorite coffee shops. Enjoy the ambiance and southern charm paired with the fresh smell of coffee as you soak in the culture of Nashville with your baby. And with your Tushbaby, your little one can people-watch with you while you sip your latte—it can be worn in the front while seated to provide a plush perch to keep them comfy and close.
For an unforgettable shopping experience, visit White’s Mercantile—it’s the perfect place to pick up one-of-a-kind souvenirs or things for your baby. White’s Mercantile aims to recreate a historic general store with everything you need. While it started as an idea to save an iconic gas station while filling a shopping void, it’s grown into a retail phenomenon with five stores.
Well worth the wait, Hattie B’s is a famous spot for hot chicken and southern sides. Its casual ambiance makes it a perfect spot to eat with a baby. You may need to stand in line outside before ordering, so an extra set of hands or a baby carrier can come in handy when taking a baby to a restaurant.
For our outdoors and history lovers, this one’s for you. With a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum featuring art galleries, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens will occupy as much time as you want it to. Relax with your baby on the beautiful grounds as you browse the history and culture that Nashville has to offer. To streamline your storage on your day out, stash the extras in our mini crossbody bag, The Pack. You can wear it across your back with your Tushbaby on your waist for easy access to, well, literally everything.
Let your country side out at Lucky Ladd Farms in Nashville. This award-winning family attraction offers fun activities for all ages, from authentic pick-your-own farm experiences to a petting zoo and pony rides. With so much excitement around, it’ll be important to keep your focus on your baby and your hands free for snuggles and support. By combining the Snug Attachment with the Tushbaby, you can keep baby close and secure while approaching each animal to let your little one give them a friendly pet.
Exploring the zoo is an exciting (and sneakily educational) experience that can pique the interest of your baby. As the 9th largest zoo in the country, the Nashville zoo is one of the top tourist attractions. The zoo is dedicated to saving species from extinction, and with over 3,000 animals, there is plenty of stimulation for your baby to arouse their curious side.
Pack your Tushbaby’s five pockets with diapers, wipes, and our fold-up Changing Pad, and keep a clean pacifier nearby with The Pod. This chic pouch can clip onto your purse, stroller, or Tushbaby’s elastic loops to hold pacis or other petite essentials like credit cards, earbuds, or lip balm.
For the hotter days, the Tennessee Aquarium is the perfect way to explore the outdoors in an indoor climate. From iMaxx movies to interactive exhibits with Sand Tiger Sharks and Penguins, there’s plenty to do and see from the deep blue sea. Located in Chattanooga, you may want to consider getting some authentic southern BBQ after the aquarium or staying a few days to enjoy the landscape and history.
Nashville Sounds minor league baseball game
Get out in the Tennessee sunshine at a Nashville Sounds game and enjoy some American baseball with a fried chicken basket. Babywearing at a sporting event can make your baby more comfortable in a new noisy space, so be sure to wear your Tushbaby to keep ‘em close. It’s ideal for sporting events since it can be worn while seated or standing, and is easy to pop your baby on and off the plush seat.
Tushbaby can make it easier to tour Nashville with a baby
The welcoming and artistic culture of Nashville makes it a great spot to visit with a baby. Whether you’re traveling by airplane, car, bus, or any other transportation to long days of seeing new things, traveling with a baby requires preparation.
Part of that preparation is, of course, bringing along the right products. At Tushbaby, we design multifunctional products that make life with a baby more comfortable and seamless. While we’re best known for our Tushbaby hip seat carrier, our collection offers so much more than that. With our newest attachment wrap, The Snug, you can convert your Tushbaby to a hands-free carrier whenever and wherever you want—just attach it to your Tushbaby carrier, place your baby on the seat, wrap the straps over your shoulders, then buckle up and go. Watch our instructional videos for a visual demonstration of how to use the Tushbaby, tips and tricks, and more.