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The Best Family-Friendly Activities in Brentwood

Trendy restaurants and tranquil parks give Brentwood residents plenty of choices for leisure. The neighborhood’s proximity to Nashville, or “Music City”, also puts the best live performers and music venues within reach.

Local restaurants

Southern cooking dominates Brentwood’s kitchens, but you’ll be surprised at the variety of dining options here. Aside from local favorites like homestyle buttermilk biscuits and deep fried chicken, you’ll find Asian fusion, Italian, and New American fare, just to name a few.

  • Mere Bulles serves delectable steaks and Southern fare. Dining in this majestic plantation-style home makes for a memorable experience.
  • Come to Vittles for the best meat-and-three in town. Stacks of pancakes and heaping plates of stuffed omelet will have you coming back for more.
  • If the family is in the mood for Italian, try Amerigo. The five-layer lasagna and cedar-roasted pork chops are highly recommended.


Concord Park is linked to Brentwood Bikeway system. There are designated areas for kite flying and family picnics.

The Deerwood Arboretum & Nature Center, which borders the Little Harpeth River, is home to over 69 species of trees. These trees can be seen within 20 feet of the trail and tagged through the center’s Tree Identification Trail Guide. Migratory birds and other wildlife also inhabit the park.

For a place with historic significance, visit Primm Park. Here you’ll find the Boiling Spring Academy, which dates back to 1830, and several mounds from the Mound Builders, or the last prehistoric Native Americans to dwell in the area.

State parks

Brentwood is just minutes away from a number of state parks where you’ll find challenging trails and diverse ecosystems.

Radnor Lake State Park is teeming with streams, wildlife, and vegetation. A trail that spans six miles lets you go hiking, do nature photography, and observe wildlife up close.

A separate trail, Otter Creek Road, is open to joggers, bicyclists, and visitors with pets. The Lake Trail is accessible to those on all-terrain wheelchairs.

More than 2,600 acres of field and forest make up The Warner Parks. Here you’ll find a nature center, cross-country running courses, and hiking trails.

Music venues

Listening to some of Tennessee’s best local acts is sure to give the family a rocking good time. Brentwood is conveniently close to Nashville, where the live music scene is nothing short of spectacular.

The Ryman Auditorium, or “The Carnegie Hall of the South”, used to host the Grand Ole Opry’s live radio shows, featuring the likes of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Catch modern-day acts such as 98º and Melissa Etheridge here.

Country legends and contemporary artists take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, which started out as a radio broadcast. Billie Ray Cyrus, Miranda Lambert, and Lady Antebellum are just some of this entertainment venue’s guest musicians.

From outdoor activities to indoor entertainment, Brentwood is all about wholesome fun. If you think your next home should be in this wonderful neighborhood, get in touch with us at (615) 642-6677 or send an email to [email protected]