Beat the Heat in Nashville This Summer

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Nashville is a great place to spend a summer vacation, but the weather can get hot from June to August. Head to one of these local favorites to beat the heat and have fun in Music City this summer.

Cub Lake
Head to Cub Lake at the Natchez Trace State Park! Lounge on the beach area or take a dip to cool yourself off. There is a free public beach area, but if you book a staycation at the on-site lodge, you can access the lodge’s pool and the guest-only areas of the park.
Kayak Nashville
If you’re up for an outdoor adventure, rent a kayak or standup paddleboard from Cumberland Kayak or River Queen Voyages and explore one of the city’s many local rivers! Cumberland Kayak will take you on guided kayaking tours by Burgess Falls, Fancher Falls, or the Nashville Skyline.
Explore Nashville’s Parks
Go to Warner Parks for a scenic hike, rent a bike and explore Centennial Park, or join a game of pick-up at Shelby Park. Nashville’s many parks provide plenty of shade for a break from the sun when you need it! We recommend visiting in the early mornings or late afternoons during the coolest parts of the day.
Nashville Shores
Bring the whole family to Nashville Shores for a day full of fun. This is a waterpark, adventure course, and campground near Percy Priest Lake. Beat the heat by cooling off on one of the ten water slides, riding the waves of the wave pool or lazy river, and more!
Centennial Sportsplex
Rather beat the heat indoors than on the water? Visit Nashville’s Centennial Sportsplex and enjoy the indoor fitness center, lap pool, ice skate center, tennis courts, and pickleball courts.

Nashville is beautiful in the summertime. We hope you enjoy one of these summer Nashville activities. Stay cool!