6 picks to kick-off spring in nashville

6picks1-zoovie nights at the nashville zoo-“zoovie” nights at the nashville zoo kick off friday night, april 25th at 6pm with the croods.  zoovie nights are included with your admission to the zoo or your zoo membership.  if you arrive after the park closes at 6, its $5.  additional zoovie nights are scheduled for may-september. | 3777 nolensville pike

nashville bcycle2-nashville bcycle program-with over 190 bikes at 20 automated kiosks all over the city, the nashville bcycle program is a great way to see the city.   pick one up from one station, drop it off at another.   two new locations this spring:  12south at 12 south flats and 12south at sevier park.  for more locations & costs, click here.

3-experience the greenways-with close to 200 miles of paved or primitive trails in the nashville area, you could hike or run for awhile before you had to repeat the same course even. for maps, click here.

4-las paletas gourmet popsicles-located in the 12south neighborhood, the sister team that brings you these delicious mexican desserts changes out the menu regularly with flavors that vary from spicy chocolate wasabi to avocado.  a great way to cool off after you’ve cycled from downtown.  and hiked one of the greenways. | 2905 12th avenue south

the croods-april 26th at the zoo

the croods-april 26th at the zoo

5-cheekwood botanical garden-what better way to usher in spring than 100,000 tulips of every color, 250 varieties of daffodils and so much more.  april 19th 10am-4pm, celebrate spring with their spring art hop.  there will be an egg hunt, crafts & performances rain or shine.  they will hide over 20,000 eggs so don’t forget your basket.  | 1200 forrest park drive

Spring_Break_Collection_WEB__56273.1362147475.460.5046-jeni’s ice cream-wall street journal dubbed jeni’s cookbook the “homemade ice cream making bible”.  definitely a unique cold treat culinary experience, her ice cream flavors range from absinthe & meringues to queen city cayenne to my personal favorite, brown butter almond brittle.  | 1892 eastland avenue, 2312 12th avenue south

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