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How to Spend a Weekend in Murfreesboro, TN

September 16, 2019


You don’t have to go to Nashville to experience an enjoyable, exciting weekend. Murfreesboro has plenty to offer to those looking to relax on days off from work or school. Here are some great ways for families or college students to spend a weekend in Murfreesboro, TN! 

Explore Murfreesboro’s Natural Beauty 

Middle Tennessee has breathtaking beauty for those who know where to find it, and Murfreesboro is no exception. The Murfreesboro Greenway, which has several access points across town, is a tree-lined trail that spans 13 miles. Parts of the trail run along Lytle Creek and the Stones River, where fishing is allowed. Greenway-goers can also walk, run, bike, rollerblade, and take their leashed dogs for exercise. For the hikers, Barfield Crescent Park has over 7 miles of trails for hiking, as well as disc golf! There really is nowhere you can go wrong when exploring the natural beauty of the geographic center of Tennessee. 

Experience Local Civil War History

There is plenty to offer for the history buffs! Did you know that Murfreesboro was the capital of Tennessee from 1818-1826? It is also well known for its Civil War significance. Stones River National Battlefield is the site of the 1863 Battle of Stones River, which is known for having one of the top 10 highest casualty rates of the entire war. The nearby Oaklands Mansion is a former plantation home that has been restored to its Civil War era beauty. Cannonsburgh Village, with several historic structures including a schoolhouse, general store, and mill, educates visitors on about 100 years of Tennessee history. Take a step back in history when you tour one of these Murfreesboro historic sites. 

Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment

In addition to some local boutiques, Murfreesboro has larger scale shopping at two large centers, The Avenue and Stones River Mall. The latter has department stores and some common retail stores. The Avenue shopping center offers more traditional options as well as some boutique-style shops and dining. 

If you are looking for authentic Murfreesboro food to try, the oldest restaurant in town should meet your needs. City Cafe opened in 1900 and has been serving up big breakfasts and Southern comfort food ever since. After eating, take a walk around the rest of the historic Public Square and step into more boutiques and shops with local flare. For upscale or special occasion dining, try Dallas and Jane or Five Senses for a modern, fresh food experience. Local favorite Mayday Brewery serves up their locally crafted beers, is kid and dog friendly, almost always has a food truck parked outside, and often puts on fun events at their onsite taproom.

Murfreesboro, TN is a wonderful place to spend a weekend – and just as wonderful of a place to live! With apartments in all areas of town, MMC is your go-to resource if you decide to move to beautiful Murfreesboro, Tennessee! Check out our rental options today!