About a half-hour drive south on I-24 from Nashville, Murfreesboro greets residents and visitors alike with history, greenery, and local charm. Whether you’re a Civil War buff, a foodie, or an outdoorsy type, there’s something for everyone in Murfreesboro. Get a feel for the town’s history with a visit to Cannonsburgh Village, where you can see how life looked in Tennessee in the early 1800s. Check out the many interactive exhibits and events at Discovery Center, and for even more hands-on learning, visit the Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History.
In Murfreesboro’s downtown district, you’ll find a bustling farmers market open on Saturdays, as well as a host of shops, restaurants, and bars to enjoy. Swing by Jack Brown’s for burgers and brews, or try The Alley on Main for steak and seafood. The Greenway Searcy Trailhead is the best spot to start a long weekend hike, and Gateway Island offers a picturesque backdrop for an afternoon picnic.