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Nashville Tourism: Best of Nashville

About Nashville
Music is the heartbeat of Nashville. From up-and-coming bands jamming in honky tonks on Lower Broadway to legends rocking the Grand Ole Opry, it’s everywhere, providing a non-stop, rollicking soundtrack. And while music often takes center stage, the city’s also home to a dynamic food scene—no trip would be complete without a stop at Hattie B’s for some hot chicken—gorgeous green spaces like Centennial Park, and art galleries galore. So yes, come to Nashville for the music, but stay for everything else. Its creative spirit is sure to inspire you.

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Essential Nashville

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Nashville Is Known For...

Hitting up world-famous honky-tonks

Satisfying your barbecue cravings

Sampling the local spirits

Diving into Nashville’s music scene

Nashville Travel Guide

Get ready

Travelers' pro tips for experiencing Nashville

Nashville is a small town in a big city. It’s famous for being the home of country music, and with good reason, but there's also so much more to experience here in "Music City." Everything from delicious food to fascinating history, stellar shopping to world-class art and museums, and more.
Since its foundation in 1779, Nashville has grown into a pivotal nerve center of the arts. Whether your interests lie in music or cars, sports, visual arts, or even railroads, there are dozens of museums in Nashville offering a wide range of cultural activities for all ages to enjoy.
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Nashville is not only the home of country music, but it is home to mouth-watering food as well. While southern favorites are Nashville's specialty, expect to find hip, fine dining, and delicious, world-class cuisine in the "Music City!"

In the words of those who've been there before...

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Be sure to immerse yourself in the music, whether that means dancing at one of the bars on Broadway, taking in a show at a little cafe, or stopping to listen to a busker on a street corner.
Say hello to a local and experience the warmth of southern hospitality first hand.
Nashville is a very casual place, but if you would like to dress up you will be fine also. Anything goes around here.

Get there

What is the best way to get there?


Nashville International Airport is around five miles from downtown.


Nashville is connected to several interstate highways, including the I-65 (north-south), I-40 (east-west), and I-24 (northwest-southeast). Cities such as Memphis, Chattanooga, and Louisville are easily accessible by road.

Do I need a visa?

If you’re visiting Nashville from overseas, use the State Department’s Visa Wizard to see if you need a visa.

When is the best time to visit?

Spring and fall: You’ll beat the crowds and enjoy pleasant weather by visiting in spring or fall. Average highs are 61 Fahrenheit (16 Celsius) in September to 78 Fahrenheit (25.5 Celsius) from March through May and 82 Fahrenheit (28 Celsius) and 60 Fahrenheit (15.5 Celsius) from September through November.

Get around


Nashville MTA operates routes throughout downtown and the surrounding area. Free transfers are provided; just ask the driver for a transfer pass when you board. An all-day pass is a money-saving option if you are planning to make multiple trips.

For more information, check out Nashville MTA.


Taxis are plentiful and can be hailed on the street.


Uber and Lyft are available in Nashville on your smartphone.


Nashville's public bike-share scheme, Nashville B-Cycle, has more than 30 stations throughout the city. After purchasing a 24-hour membership, your first hour is free. Weekly, monthly, and annual plans are also available.

On the ground
What is the timezone?
Central Daylight Time
What are the voltage/plug types?
The standard voltage in the United States is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. The plug has two flat parallel pins.
What is the currency?
The U.S. Dollar
Are ATMs readily accessible?
Are credit cards widely accepted?
How much do I tip?
$1 a drink or $2 for a more labor-intensive cocktail
$1 to 3 per bag
$2-$3 per night
Shuttle driver
$1-$2 per person
Tour guide
Are there local customs I should know?
The federal legal age for buying and drinking alcohol is 21 years old.
You can't buy liquor on Sundays
It can only be sold from 8 a.m. and 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Southerners tend to be warm and friendly. Make eye contact, say “hello,” and expect conversations to start up.
Mind your manners
Good manners are an attribute in the South. Say please and thank you; address people as “sir” and “ma’am,” and greet staff when you enter and leave a store.
Call it "sweet tea"
In Nashville, it’s known as “sweet tea” not “ice tea.”
Public transit
Offer your seat to elderly and pregnant people and those with disabilities.
Frequently Asked Questions about Nashville

If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Nashville between December and February, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between September and November.