Heraclitus said, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Thousands of years later, you could spend your entire vacation ruminating on the ebb and flow of time as you float along the Cumberland River in the small city of Gallatin, Tennessee. But since we still don’t speak of that time you rented a houseboat in the sultry Florida Keys, perhaps you’d better dream of sweet tea in Gallatin, TN, hotels.
Gallatin’s small-town Southern hospitality will charm you and nearby “Music City” will take you on a philharmonic foray.
Before you settle in with the easygoing currents of Gallatin’s homespun downtown, cruise along the waterfront with one of our cheap rental cars in Gallatin. Listen to the sounds of Eastern bluebirds welcoming you to the waterways as you make your way to Bledsoe Creek State Park for a hike on Birdsong Trail. On a hot day, cool off in a kayak or dive right in at Old Hickory Lake.
Roll down the windows and air-dry on your way back to the downtown area. Wander through the decades at the Sumner County Museum on Main Street. There, you’ll get a glimpse into the lives of Native Americans who first settled the region, one earthen pot at a time.
While you’re downtown, rejoin the modern age at the Palace Theater—a performing arts center and cinema that has lit up the lives of locals since 1913. When you’re feeling peckish, bite into a buttery, gravy-bathed biscuit and call it dinner and a show night. If you over-indulge on the peach pie, Gallatin hotels will catch you as the sugar rush fades into dreams of your next foray down Music Row.
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