There is So Much to See and Do in Tennessee

Tennessee is filled with so many wonderful places to discover! Whether you enjoy the outdoors, finding new places to eat, experiencing fun activities, wine tasting, and so much more …. Tennessee has it!

We are Gina and Larry McCarty. We love traveling through Tennessee in search of fun and must-see sites scattered throughout this great state. You can learn more about us by check out our Get to Know Us page.

Each day trip destination features hidden gems, great photo ops, and tasty suggestions to satisfy your taste buds. 

When we started taking our day trips, we would select a destination to visit and then searched for those hidden gems waiting for us to discover in that area. Discoveries like: historical sites, hiking trails, wineries, unique oddities, restaurants, great photo ops, etc.

Since there is so much to see in Tennessee, we needed to be organized to maximize our time. 

Our Plan for Fun page, provides you with ideas on how to maximize your day trip or how to plan your own.

When you check out our Day Trips page, you will notice we feature an initial day trip destination and provide you with a link to that site, an address, and an estimate of how much time you might want to spend at that location before moving on to another site in the area. We also list the drive times from site to site. 

As you look through Day Trips that we’ve taken, you can pick and choose which stops to make or add your own.

Check out Some of Our Recent Day Trips in TN

This Hidden Gem Offers a Legendary Date Night!

Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom located at 5724 River Road in Nashville, TN is a hidden gem and perfect for planning a memorable date night. It’s hard to believe that Ray Stevens opened his CabaRay...

The Best Day Trip Ever – Hike, Ice Cream, and Cuddle

We can’t say enough about this day trip in Tennessee. We started our trip in Rock Island TN and wrapped it up in Smithville TN. We only had three destinations planned on this day trip and each...

Delight Your Senses with Fabulous Food & Fun!

This day trip takes you from Tennessee into Kentucky and Indiana. It’s a short 2-hour drive with several stops along the way that will leave you wanting to come back and explore more! Our day...

Experience the Sweet Love of Paris

For those of you who want to experience the splendor and romance of Paris France by having your picture taken next to the monument known as “La dame de fer” which means “The Iron...

Travel 150 years into the past at The Homeplace

Your day trip in Tennessee begins in Dover, TN and then crosses the Kentucky border to visit Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area. This has been one of our more enjoyable day trips, so be...

Jackson – A Genuine Step Back in Time

This day trip to West Tennessee only has two (possibly four) stops along the way and yet there is so much to do, that you need a full day! The Casey Jones Village and Tennessee Safari Park will become...

Crossville: A day trip you will love!

This is a fun day trip. Crossville is located in the center of Cumberland County on the Cumberland Plateau. There is a lot to see and do in this area. We’ve selected a handful of sites to give...

Clarksville – No Need to Catch the Last Train

This day trip has it all as you experience the sites, tastes, history, and fun that Clarksville has in store. Start your day off in Clarksville by visiting Miss Lucille’s Marketplace (2231-L...

Nashville – Dragons, Line Dance, Pub Crawl & More

There is always something new to discover when you visit Nashville. This day trip to Nashville is perfect for all ages, especially if you have out of town guests with kids who want to experience...

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