Moving to Nashville in the fall is like moving to the Rocky Mountains in the winter. It’s when the city comes alive. Dust off your cowboy boots, hiking shoes and bring a cozy scarf along – because you’re getting ready for some fun adventures ahead.

Plan a Trip to a Top Rated State Park for the View

According to Trip Advisor, there are 10 State Parks you don’t want to miss after a move to Nashville. On the top of that list includes Cummins Falls State Park – you can hike to the falls and enjoy a dip in the cool water or just hike the trails – which many have mentioned can be quite steep on the way back. Visitors say to avoid Saturday, as it can get busy. Roan Mountain State Park also tops the list because of its incredible views, trails and programs. It’s the perfect place to bring a picnic to take in the colors of the fall season.

Catch a Fall Music Event

The Nashville music scene doesn’t disappear in the fall, it starts ramping up. Plan on attending the Americana music festival in September to watch over 165 live performances. There are also free concert series around the city including Live on the Green, which is hosted every Thursday in September in front of the courthouse. For a full list of music event visit the Music City website.

Go Cheer on a Team

Go cheer on the Tennessee Titans or the SEC Vanderbilt Commodores this fall for a full season experience. If you aren’t much of a football fan, you might enjoy watching the NHL Nashville Predators hit the ice. Whatever team you choose, you will enjoy being in the middle of the energy and fun.

Boo at the Zoo

Don’t miss out on some holiday fun at the Nashville Zoo. This year’s Boo at the Zoo features an 8-night line up of fun that includes: trick or treating, carousel rides, hayrides and lots of activities for the kiddos. The kids will enjoy dressing up in their costumes and experiencing this must-see event.

Cheekwood Harvest

This is the perfect spot to get in a little seasonal fun. You can view their stunning garden of over 5,000 fall flowers or pick the perfect pumpkin to take home. Check out their website for their events calendar where they have fun events like music, garden exploration, moon viewing and so much more.