Nashville, TN

Travel Guide
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

Hyatt House Nashville Downtown/Convention Center
Hyatt House Nashville Downtown/Convention Center
3 out of 5
535 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN, 37203
The price is $140 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$140
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Nashville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,346 reviews)
"It’s an unsafe part of the town. But, I checked in at nighttime, so it’s hard to say without seeing the surrounding area!"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Hyatt House Nashville Downtown/Convention Center
Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown
Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown
3 out of 5
301 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN, 37201
The price is $170 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25
$170
per night
Dec 24 - Dec 25
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Nashville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,550 reviews)
"Great place. A little noisy outside at night. Hotel bar was not well stocked. Breakfast was ok."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN, 37214
The price is $249 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$249
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Nashville. Enjoy 2 outdoor pools, 18 restaurants, and 5 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,024 reviews)
"The resort was absolutely amazing! I didn’t find the food that great."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
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.
Placemakr Music Row
Placemakr Music Row
3.5 out of 5
1600 McGavock St, Nashville, TN, 37203
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Nashville. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Bridgestone Arena and Ryman Auditorium ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (144 reviews)
A lot of area in Nashville
"Very spacious and welcoming. Some confusion with the staff and check out when an extra day was added but overall a good experience."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Placemakr Music Row
BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
4 out of 5
321 Hart St, Nashville, TN, 37210
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Nashville. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (231 reviews)
"Nice and clean"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

BentoLiving Chestnut Hill
Placemakr Premier SoBro
Placemakr Premier SoBro
3 out of 5
205 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN, 37201
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Nashville. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Nissan Stadium and Grand Ole Opry ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (89 reviews)
Awesome Nashville Stay Downtown
"Just amazing stay for the value and was walking distance to everything. Really great experience and staff helpful getting us around. Awesome place"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2022

Placemakr Premier SoBro
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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