I was thrilled to receive an invite to a food, drink, and music showcase put on by the Tennessee Tourism Board recently. They started a campaign I am 100% down with: Make Summer Last. Since schools in Georgia go back so early, it is easy to look at the 4th of July as the beginning of the end of the great season of summer. But wait…summer isn’t over yet!!
Tennessee is a close neighbor, so most attractions are within 4-5 hours from Atlanta, and some, like Chatanooga, are no more than 90 minutes away. This means that even after the kids go back to school, you can still get a summer trip in, albeit for a weekend most likely. At the event I learned about the family-oriented Wilderness at the Smokies, and their miles of indoor/outdoor water fun. I also got the 411 on music in Memphis (and Graceland is there too), country cooking and drinking in Nashville, and family-friendly activities in Chattanooga. (Tennessee Aquarium anyone?)