Fall is the best time in Nashville. The air feels cool but not cold. The leaves turn to vibrant shades of yellow and red. The humidity of the summer disappears. The sun shines abundantly. Everything seems essentially perfect once October makes its way into town.
These are 6 of my favorite ways to celebrate this glorious season in Nashville:
1. Visit Cheekwood Harvest
Cheekwood Harvest is one of my favorite seasonal festivals. It’s where I always pick up my pumpkins (notice the variety in the top photo – all sorts of colors)! I recommend heading to Cheekwood between Thursday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. when they have the Beer Garden open. You can grab a drink and a bite to eat, and listen to live music on a picnic bench surrounded by pumpkins and flowers. Notice the gorgeous mums and the creative scarecrows created by members of the community.
2. Cozy up at Old Glory
Ah, Old Glory. This is one of my favorite spots in Nashville. The bar hides, nestled behind Taco Mamacita in Edgehill Village. The interior feels cozy, dark, and dreamy. It’s the perfect place to lounge with a cocktail on a chilly fall night.
3. Decorate with mums and pumpkins
Nothing gets me more in the fall mode than decorating my balcony with mums and pumpkins. As soon as you make the switch from summer decor to fall, you’ll be ready to curl up with hot apple cider and a good film. I recommend picking out mums at Creekside, and you know my pick for pumpkins is Cheekwood.
4. Indulge in Trader Joe’s pumpkin goodies
Trader Joe’s has the ultimate collection of pumpkin goodness. I highly recommend everything: the Pumpkin Bagels, Pumpkin O’s, Pumpkin Rolls, Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps… I could go on and on. There’s so much to discover.
5. Hike at Percy Warner Park
Percy Warner Park is my favorite spot to be in the fall. Head to the main entrance of the park (at the end of Belle Meade Blvd.), climb the steps, and keep going up to hike the white trail! It is a 2.5 mile loop with gorgeous leaves and views.
6. Host a bonfire
If you have the capability – or have a friend with a farm – don’t miss your chance to enjoy a classic Southern bonfire. Curling up in a blanket with friends and toasting marshmallows is one of the best ways to get into the fall spirit.
Happy fall, y’all!
Tell me some of your favorite ways to celebrate fall the comments!