See A Broadway Show (Manhattan)

Nowhere is theater such a huge part of a city's culture than New York and a trip would not be complete without taking in one of the incredible productions on Broadway. There are so many to choose from and I have no doubt like me you'll find something to suit you and your traveling companions' taste. Wanting to stick with our state theme of visiting New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania-we lucked out and scored … [Read more...]

Grand Ole Opry and Opryland Hotel (Nashville)

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You absolutely cannot explore Nashville without a pilgrimage to The Grand Ol' Opry. Sadly, it wasn’t open when we arrived and there weren’t any shows for us to see that evening, but it was fun just to stop by because it’s such an iconic part of the Nashville music scene. You can take a daytime tour where you can go backstage, but be sure to check the days and hours. A few years after our visit, we read about … [Read more...]

Ryman Auditorium (Nashville)

    You don't have to be a huge fan of country music to appreciate why Nashville is also known as Music city. Singers and songwriters gravitate here to seek fame and fortune and one of the most iconic places to witness it live is the Grand Ole Opry which depending on what time of year you visit will either be at the Grand Ole Opry House across from Gaylord Opryland Hotel or in Downtown Nashville … [Read more...]

Wild Horse Saloon (Nashville)

Wild Horse Saloon (Nashville)

Often times traveling with kids can present a challenge when you are searching for some fun activity in the evening especially when you're in a city that has a lively music scene for which it's famous for.   We were thrilled to discover that the Wild Horse Saloon was a family friendly place so we put on our cowboy boots and headed over after dinner. Driving past all the neon signs and hearing the live music on the … [Read more...]

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)


Billy Bob's Texas bills itself as the World's Largest Honky Tonk and I was just dying to check it out (cowboy boots and all), but I was pretty sure they wouldn't allow kids.  Here's another great example of it never hurts to ask.  I called up before heading over and was told the whole family was welcome and that there were tons of family friendly activities.  Well they weren't lying, this place is an absolute … [Read more...]