Spend a Soothing Saturday in Murfreesboro Tennessee

Spend a Soothing Saturday in Murfreesboro Tennessee

Some days you just need to take it easy, kick back and relax a little.  We did just that recently in Murfreesboro Tennessee. We decided it was time too take a day off, and just spend a Saturday recharging. First we checked out Serenity Salt Cave, then we grabbed lunch, and went for a nice relaxing walk.  I can’t think of a better way to chill in the ‘Boro. This post contains affiliate links.

Serenity Salt Cave

We started our Saturday off at Serenity Salt Cave in Murfreesboro Tennessee.  I know you are wondering what the heck a salt cave is. Ultimately, Serenity Salt Cave is a great place to relax, but there is more to it.  The Cave is actually a room that is lined with Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, which is supposedly incredibly pure and contains more than 84 minerals.  There is also a generator that breaks down the salt into fine particles and pumps them into the air.  You sit in the room in a “Zero Gravity” chair with a group of people and listen to meditation music.

Serenity Salt Cave Murfreesboro Tennessee


Breathing in this Salt is reportedly supposed to be good for vascular health and a number of other afflictions ranging from acne to sleep disorders.  While I can not speak on the efficacy of  Himalayan Sea Salt therapy, I will say that after 45 minutes in the cave, my sinuses were cleared and I felt pretty rested.  Was this a result of the salt or just from relaxing?  I can’t say for sure. What I can say is I’ll probably visit again, if nothing else just for 45 minutes of no electronics and no talking.

Serenity Salt Cave

2705 Old Fort Parkway

Murfreesboro, TN 37128


Price – Normally $25, but they run deals on Groupon frequently

Peter D’s Happy Hour

Peter D’s is a great place for dining out in Murfreesboro Tennessee.  Located right by the Avenues, Murfreesboro’s open air shopping center, Peter D’s is usually a pretty busy place. It was opened by the same people that run Demos’ (another great Murfreesboro restaurant) to provide an upscale casual dining atmosphere.

Peter D's in Murfreesboro Tennessee

Saturday’s are probably my favorite day to visit Peter D’s because of their happy hour.  Every day they have different specials for happy hour, but Saturday…Saturday is where it is at.  9$ Create Your Own Bloody Mary’s. So that is what we started with, Crop Organic Tomato Vodka, Mild Spice, add Worcestershire, Garnished with a Pickled Green Bean, a Cherry Tomato, a Green Olive, and an Orange slice, Rimmed with Peter D’s Seasoned Salt.  Oh man was it tasty!

Bloody Mary Peter D's Murfreesboro TN

The food was just as good as the drinks.  I had D’s BBQ Burger with shoestring fries.  For 10.99 a 7 oz burger on a brioche bun with BBQ sauce, hickory smoked bacon, slaw, onion strings, pepper jack hit the spot.  I have eaten a few of their other entrees, and none have disappointed.

We followed up our lunch with a banana pudding parfait.  The serving was plenty for the two of us to share, and it was delectable.  Served with a sugar cookie, and a base of cookie crumbles, the texture of this is perfect.  I’m ready to go back for more already.

Banana Pudding Peter D's Murfreesboro Tennessee

Peter D’s

2357 Medical Center Pkwy

Murfreesboro, TN 37129


Price – $$

Stones River Battlefield

After stuffing ourselves on burgers and banana pudding, we felt the need to walk some of it off.  We headed over to Stones River National Battlefield. Now, a historic civil war battlefield might not sound like the most relaxing place to go for a walk, but you would be surprised.

Stones River National Battlefield Murfreesboro Tennessee

Located along the railway and connected to the Murfreesboro Greenway system that runs along Stones River, and Lytle Creek, the Stones River National Battlefield has some really nice walking paths.  Miles of trail run throughout the park, much of it paved,  making it easy for visitors to navigate this historic area.

Stones River National Battlefield Murfreesboro Tennessee

There is a lot more you can do and learn at the Battlefield; visit the museum in the visitor center, or check out one of the hallowed ground tours through the cemetery.

Stones River National Battlefield

3501 Old Nashville Hwy

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

(615) 893-9501

Murfreesboro Tennessee

Murfreesboro Tennessee is packed with things to do. The few things we listed barely scratch the surface. What are your favorite ways to relax in the ‘Boro?  Let us know in the comments.

Relaxing activities in Murfreesboro Tennessee

30 Comment

  1. Great post! I’ve never been to Tennessee but it’s on my list! I would love to go to that salt cave, it looks amazing. And I can’t turn down a create your own bloody mary bar! Thanks for sharing!

  2. That is it! Im moving to TN!

  3. Great photos! This place looks amazing!

  4. Wow! 45 minutes of pure relaxation followed by banana pudding sounds like a perfect day. I may need to see if there are any sea salt cave near me.

  5. I love Tennessee! My aunt lives in College Grove, and usually when we visit her (we are in CA) we head over to Franklin to spend the day. But I will have to check out Murfreesboro and that salt cave!
    Great post!

  6. This seems like a really fun day. Never knew there were salt caves there; how interesting! Would like to give those a try. Maybe if you could drink those bloody marys while in the salt cave! Now that would be relaxing. Really enjoyed reading about your experience and the photos tell a great story as well.

    1. I like the way you think 🙂

  7. That salt cave looks really cool! This looks like a great place to visit.

  8. Love this post! This place looks amazing!

  9. The salt cave looks so beautiful. Is’t a pitty we Europeans don’t often come to places like Tennessee.

  10. I found the Serenity Salt Cave fascinating. We only use Himalayan salt at home after a recommendation from our doctor.

  11. I can’t wait to go to Tennessee! It’s been on my bucket list for years now 🙂

  12. Thanks for sharing this interesting experience! Haven’t been to Tennessee and I don’t find very often extensive information about this side of America!

  13. My husband and I are leaving for a big Tennessee road trip this week and Murfreesboro might just need to be a place we stop! I saw that it was close to Nashville which is right in the area we will be ending our trip. I think the salt cave sounds incredibly relaxing and wouldn’t mind going for a Bloody Mary to relax me even more! 🙂

  14. Tennessee is one of our absolute favorite states, but we have never visited Murfreesboro. You list looks wonderful!! Those drinks look superb, plus I have always wanted to try a Salt Room, and my husband would love the history at the battlefield! Will have to give these places a visit!

  15. aa..I didn’t visit any of those places when I was in Tennessee. The Serenity Salt Cave looks interesting and I don’t mind spending 45 minutes in there I guess. From the photo, it looks so relaxing.

  16. I’ve never really spent that much time in TN.. being from Ohio, it was always one of those ‘it’s so close, I’ll get to it eventually’. Definitely regretting that decision – I’m much further away now! That being said, the salt caves look really cool – I’m definitely curious about the true efficacy of breathing in the salty air, but totally agree that 45min with no talking + electronics sounds great! PS – that banana pudding looks fab!

  17. This was interesting! I have never been on Tennessee but I would like to visit someday. I am fascinated by that salt cave, that might be something I would try. Also, that banana pudding looks too good to be true!

  18. The Serenity Salt Cave sounds great! I need to check out if there’s any similar in Europe near me. Would love to experience it!

  19. That battlefield does look like a nice place for a walk. Nice cannon. I think we would like going to the museum there as well to get some context. Also, I always hear about that Pink Salt and wonder if the health benefits are real or just marketing.

  20. The Murfreesboro looks like a fun place with good food and drinks. I’d go for happy hour too, for $9 bloody marys, I expect they have a whole bunch of other stuff too! As a burger fan I’d have loved to have seen a picture of it, having said that the dessert looks delicious!

    1. I couldn’t wait, The burger was just too good to get a picture of 🙂

  21. I have only driven through Tennessee on my way south and never had the chance to explore it! I would love to head back there and head to that relaxing salt cave! It looked magical and so relaxing.

  22. The serenity salt cave would be what I would most love to see! I have not read many posts about these types of experiences in Tennessee and appreciate the information. The pictures are so beautiful. If we head that way on holiday, I know now what to look out for.

  23. The salt cave looks really cool – I’m fairly certain I believe in the power of this, so this is right up my street! Also, the food looks delicious!!

  24. Wow, that salt cave looks cool. Always wanted to see a salt mine in Poland, but TN is closer to home for me.

  25. Wow, gorgeous shot of the salt caves and that food looks incredible! Great post, thanks for sharing!

  26. A great way to spend a Saturday indeed. Murfreesboro sounds really like a cool place to relax. I am particularly intrigued by the salt cave. It must indeed have been a unique experience out there.

  27. Very cool! I just recently heard about salt caves the other day, so it’s cool to learn more about these! Looks relaxing 🙂

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