Nashville, TN

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Nashville

Between the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and live shows every night of the week, see and hear why Music City earns its nickname.

Considered by many to be the world’s music capital, Nashville has attracted legends ranging from Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline to Jimi Hendrix. In addition to music, discover delicious Southern cuisine, live entertainment and sprawling parks in Tennessee's capital city.

Join the audience at the Grand Ole Opry, America’s longest-running radio show. Learn about Nashville’s illustrious entertainment history at the Ryman Auditorium. Tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which celebrates every country music genre, from Cajun to contemporary. Learn about the life and career of one of the city’s most legendary musicians at the Johnny Cash Museum.

Tour the many stately homes across Nashville. Visit the Hermitage, the estate and final resting place of Andrew Jackson, the 7th United States president. Experience a classic Southern plantation in Belle Meade. Visit the art collection and botanical gardens within the neo-Georgian manor of Cheekwood Estate and Gardens. Tour Fontanel Mansion, the family home of Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell.

Interactive exhibits of the Adventure Science Center arranged around the five senses, outer space and dinosaurs make it a family-friendly destination. Visit animals and the Grassmere Historic Home and Farm in the Nashville Zoo. In the Lane Motor Museum, see a unique collection of automobiles, trucks and motorcycles.

Admire architecture, art installations and decorative gardens in Centennial Park. Don’t miss the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of one of Greece’s most treasured monuments.

Enjoy Central Tennessee’s scenic beauty in Radnor Lake State Park. See an open-air concert in Riverfront Park, located downtown. Spot some of the hundreds of bird species in the wooded Edwin and Percy Warner Parks. Follow a riverside nature trail in Cumberland Park.

Learn about the state government at the Tennessee State Capitol. At the nearby Tennessee State Museum, understand the history of the South and see an impressive array of artifacts from the Civil War.

Nashville is a friendly city with a fascinating culture. Discover the charms of Music City for yourself.

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Where to stay in Nashville

Hotel Preston
Hotel Preston
3.5 out of 5
733 Briley Pkwy, Nashville, TN
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $100 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lane Motor Museum, Wave Country, and Two Rivers Golf Course. Tennessee Central ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,205 reviews)
"Super clean, nice staff, bar had good food and drinks, no problem getting Uber for rides."

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Hotel Preston
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $259 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Located in Donelson, this spa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Grand Ole Opry Museum, Cooter's Place, and Texas Troubadour Theatre. Nashville Toy Museum ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,481 reviews)
"Very nice"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
4 out of 5
623 Union St, Nashville, TN
The price is $143 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in Downtown Nashville, this hotel is steps from National Museum of African American Music, War Memorial Auditorium, and Nashville Public Library. Nashville ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,039 reviews)
"Very nice hotel."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
3 out of 5
1100 Airport Center Dr, Nashville, TN
The price is $107 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in Donelson, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Two Rivers Golf Course, Lane Motor Museum, and Wave Country. Tennessee Central Railway Museum ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,550 reviews)
"A clean place I stayed one night!"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Sonesta Select Nashville Airport Suites
BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
4 out of 5
321 Hart St, Nashville, TN
The price is $115 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Located in South Nashville, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Adventure Science Center, and Fort Negley Park. Nashville Children's ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (95 reviews)
"Fabulous property! We stayed in a studio apartment room with full kitchen and mini washer and dryer! Easy access to the freeway! Jackie the night property manger gets 5 Stars for customer service ! We had three dogs with us and the rooms are dog friendly! They even had dog treats at the front desk ..."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt
Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt
3 out of 5
1800 Division St, Nashville, TN
The price is $108 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Located in Music Row, this aparthotel is steps from Nashville Broadway and RCA Studio B. Vanderbilt University and Upper Room are also within 10 minutes. Nashville ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,058 reviews)
"We loved that a shuttle was provided to take guests downtown and to pickup as well. The breakfast options were also pretty good. I wasn't crazy about having a handicapped bathroom only because water went everywhere in the bathroom when taking a shower. Also did not like the vacuum/gym locker smell ..."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Nashville

You will definitely find it easiest to get around Nashville with a car, so seriously consider renting one if you can. Do note, though, that alternatives are available, although they certainly won’t be as convenient. The public bus system covers most of the key areas of the city and will get you to and from the airport. Taxis are another option. Book one or hail one of the many in the city center. Visit the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority website. Browse Nashville rental cars.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Nashville depends on your priorities. The weather is at its most pleasant in spring and fall, and prices for accommodations may be lower then, too. However, the peak season of summer sees the city come alive with a range of festivals and cultural events worth braving the heat for. Just make sure you come prepared for sizzling temperatures, sometimes even as high as 90 F (32 C).

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