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S&E Nashville recommends: Easter Weekend special

This weekend is certain to be full of egg hunts, daffodils and ham dinners, and we hope that all of Nashville is able to enjoy this time of spring, renewal and hope.  For events this weekend, it is also chockfull of egg hunts and tulips.

PHOTO COURTESY NASHVILLE ZOO

PHOTO COURTESY NASHVILLE ZOO

For the Easter egg hunts, it seems as if every locale in town is offering their version of egg hunts and bunny photo-ops.  Our favorite would have to be the Nashville Zoo’s Extravaganzoo.  Now in its 17th year, this annual event offers 10 egg hunts through the day for each age group, along with a zoo-wide golden egg hunt.  You can also register for lunch or breakfast with the  Easter Bunny.  He is a busy fellow on Easter, so don’t miss your chance to thank the Easter Bunny for your basket!  Catch him and all your friends at the Nashville Zoo’s Extravaganzoo!

Other fabulous Easter egg hunts and other festivities will also be occurring at the Adventure Science Center, the Franklin Theatre, the Warner Parks, the Hermitage and many other locales.  Bring the kiddos and have a wonderful time enjoying the Easter holiday and the special family time together.  Don’t forget the camera!

On a related note, you can’t miss the opportunity to see Nashville in bloom!  Cheekwood Botanical Garden’s “Cheekwood in Bloom” program is, no pun intended, in full bloom! With springtime events scheduled throughout the month of April and every weekend, this opportunity to see more than 100,000 tulips in bloom is, without question, one of the most impressive sights Nashville has to offer!

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PHOTO COURTESY TENNESSEE DEPT OF TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

Another beloved tulip destination would also be Centennial Park. For decades now, many native Nashvillians could line up their annual childhood Easter pictures in all their seersucker and Easter hat finery and show their growth and height with every picture taken at Centennial Park’s sunken gardens. The rock ledges and iron bridges are beautiful backdrops to the lovely flowers in bloom.  It’s a wonderful place to make family memories, and it is also a chance to support our local city parks! Come out and enjoy what Nashville has to offer.

For the sports enthusiasts this weekend, you can’t go wrong with the Predators! Playing the Dallas Stars this Saturday night at 7 p.m., the Preds continue their excellent season to date with another great matchup. The Bridgestone Arena will be full of sports fans, cheering on our favorite hockey team!

This will also be an excellent weekend to enjoy the great outdoors! As we Nashvillians know, spring can be fickle and last but a few weeks. This is an excellent time to map out a camping trip or hiking excursion at one of our many outdoor spots.  From the Natchez Trace to Radnor Lake to the Shelby Bottoms, middle Tennessee is a wonderful place to enjoy all the trees in bloom.  Take this chance to enjoy the beautiful spring season in Nashville!