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Beat the Heat in Middle Tennessee: 4 Cool Things to Do In and Around Nashville this Summer

Summer is just a few days away!

Throughout Middle Tennessee, people are looking for ways to have fun, stay cool and make the most of every day. Nashville has always been an amazing and interesting city; here are a few of our Nashville staffing and employment agency‘s top picks for beating the heat this summer:

Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort

One million gallons of summer fun! Located on the shores of Percy Priest Lake, Nashville Shores has something for everyone – from serene to extreme. Brave the waves in their massive wave pool; plunge down thrilling water slides; splash in Kowabunga Beach, their massive water tree house and playground; or just soak up some summer rays on their beautiful beach. With special events running all season long, Nashville Shores offers all-day, all-you-can-play fun for people of all ages.

Nashville Flea Market

Considered one of the top 10 flea markets in the country, The Nashville Flea Market at The Fairgrounds Nashville has roughly 1,000 dealers and vendors from 30 states. This year’s “Beat the Heat” event will be held July 27-29, during which you can stroll through hundreds of booths filled with antiques, hardware, trees and shrubs, gardening and yard art, rugs, Amish furniture, honey, monogramming, patio furniture and much more.

Sudekum Planetarium

This ain’t your grandparents’ planetarium! Part of the Adventure Science Center, the Sudekum Planetarium offers an experience unlike any other – with special programming at all times of the day and night. For example, their Yoga Under the Stars workout brings an outward shift to a traditional yoga session, featuring stunning visuals that inspire thought on the scale of the universe and humanity’s place within it.

Check out their full show schedule here, including laser shows and special events.

Mike’s Ice Cream & Coffee Bar

Nashville is known for our hot chicken and southern-style biscuits, but we do ice cream right, too! Nestled in the heart of downtown Nashville, Mike’s Ice Cream is a great local spot that’s been pleasing customers since 2003 with handmade flavors ranging from classic chocolate to more inventive ones like Tennessee fudge and red velvet cake. When the mercury heats up, gather the family and grab a scoop.