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Plan The Best Nashville Trip: Top Tips, Tours, & Hotels 2024

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Welcome to your Music City vacation planning center, where you can make online reservations for your upcoming Nashville trips. Discover lodging, activities, dining, vacation packages, and more! You can catch today's hottest stars and country music legends at the Grand Ole Opry, cruise the Cumberland aboard the General Jackson Showboat Dinner Cruise, or tour the sights! Need some Nashville trip ideas? Check them out below!

NASHVILLE TRAVEL TIPS: Plan a Nashville Trip and Explore Nashville Trip Ideas

When To Go to Nashville: The best time to visit Nashville:

Nashville, TN is beautiful any time of the year, but each season will offer unique adventures. For those who want to enjoy great weather, visit during May, June, and July. August and September are the best options for those who wish to avoid the summer or Spring Break rushes. Guests can also experience beautiful fall foliage in October and November, and December is a great time to visit for those who want to spend the holidays in Music City.

Nashville Average Temperatures By Month:

January (47°/ 29°) February (52° / 32°)
March (62° / 40°) April (71° / 48°)
May (79° / 57°) June (87° / 65°)
July (90° / 65°) August (89° / 68°)
September (83° / 62°) October (72° / 49°)
November (61° / 40°) December (51° / 32°)

How Long to Stay in Nashville: How many days do you need in Nashville?

Nashville has an abundance of attractions, making it the perfect place for short day trips, weekend romps, and week-long vacations. To make the most of your Nashville getaway, consider booking a stay anywhere from 3 - 7 days. A longer vacation will give you more time to enjoy everything the city offers without rushing or stressing about logistics. The point of a vacation is to relax, so book enough time to see everything you want to see without creating a stressful time crunch!

Where to Go in Nashville

Nashville is known for its unique neighborhoods and extensive impact on country music. Guests can experience the atmosphere of the city by visiting Downtown Nashville, the Gulch, Midtown, Germantown, and Music Row. There are also many different parks, points of interest, landmarks, and more to visit.

  • Music Row in Nashville: Music Row is at the pulse of Nashville, and here, guests will find an array of museums, recording studios, record shops, and more. Explore places like RCA Studio B, Owen Bradley Park, and Curb Records.

  • Downtown Nashville: Perhaps the most popular place in Nashville, the Downtown area is home to places like Lower Broadway and Honky Tonk Row. Guests will find a vibrant atmosphere brimming with energy and fun among the historic buildings, recording studios, and museums. Explore bustling boutiques, sink your teeth into delicious Nashville BBQ at the downtown restaurants, or explore places like Frist Art Museum, Ryman Auditorium, the Nashville Symphony, and the Nashville Old Town Trolley.

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Architectural Wonders
As one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, it is no wonder that this city is home to some of the most stunning pieces of architecture. From landmarks to universities and everything in between, those who have a passion for history are sure to have an amazing time exploring these places.

  • Vanderbilt University
    Filled with prestige and wonder, Vanderbilt University is an amazing piece of history. This private research university was founded in 1873 and has paved the way for educational institutions within Davidson County and middle Tennessee. Currently offering many different undergraduate and graduate programs, Vanderbilt remains one of the most coveted secondary education institutions in the entire country.
  • Parthenon
    Located in Centennial Park, the Parthenon is an extravagant wonder to be seen. A full-scale replica of the very building located in Athens, it was built in 1897 and has since been one of the most popular landmarks in the city.

  • Tennessee Capitol
    The Tennessee Capitol building is not only a glorious sight to be seen, but it is the cornerstone of everything governmental that happens in the city. It was established as a National Historic Landmark and designed by William Strickland. Designed in the Greek Revival style, its design is easily recognizable and is a highly sought-after attraction.

What to Do in Nashville

Top Things To Do In Nashville

Nashville is home to some of the most interesting points of interest and places in the country. When one thinks of Music City, there are several attractions that immediately come to mind. Some of these classic activities include favorites like the Grand Ole Opry, The General Jackson Showboat Dinner Cruise, and the Ryman Auditorium.

  • Grand Ole Opry House
    Some of the most amazing stars have taken the stage at the Grand Ole Opry. This famous venue has been the temporary home of artists such as Johnny Cash, the Charlie Daniels Band, Alan Jackson, and Ricky Skaggs. The venue was founded in 1925 and has since become one of the most beloved cornerstones of country music history. From bluegrass, gospel, folk, Americana and even comedy, there are a wide variety of shows and performances that guests can enjoy.

  • Ryman Auditorium
    Another historic venue in Music City is the Ryman Auditorium. Not only is this known as the very spot where Johnny Cash met June Carter, but this venue has seen some of the most amazing history in the music industry. Though it is best known for its run as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 - 1974, it has cultivated its own separate reputation for fantastic music, performances, and influence. As well as holding concerts and shows, visitors to the Ryman can take leisurely tours to learn all about the history of the performing center. And if you work up an appetite, make sure to check out Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge which is located right behind the venue!

  • General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruise
    For an amazing time out on the water, embark upon the General Jackson Showboat Dinner Cruise. This historic cruise has provided fun for all ages for years and years. As well as allowing guests to see some of the best sights in the area, they’ll be treated to a relaxing excursion on the water and a delicious meal along the way. This paddle-wheel boat takes guests to see some of the most stunning landmarks along the Cumberland River and then allows them to enjoy delicious food that will leave them completely satisfied!

  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts
    For those who love art, the Frist Center is a must-have activity. This art museum features approximately 24,000 sq ft filled with a variety of exhibitions and displays that are sure to impress. This non-profit center is open seven days a week and features rotating exhibits so there’s something new with each visit.

  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    Country music lovers can rejoice with a visit to the famous Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This center features plenty of exhibits, artifacts from some of the best artists in the industry, and more. Each year new artists are inducted, so there’s always something new to see.

Where to Stay in Nashville 

Nashville is home to some amazing hotels, and guests will be able to relax in luxury and style when they book a stay at one of these lodging options. Explore All Nashville Hotels or check out these curated favorites:

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Opryland
    Stay close to all of the fun in the area with a stay at this lovely hotel. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites is close to the General Jackson, Opry, and more. Guests will also be able to enjoy the utmost comfort while here, as it is home to amenities like a free breakfast and a swimming pool.

  • Gaylord Opryland Hotel
    The Gaylord Opryland Hotel is the perfect choice for those who want to enjoy the essence of Nashville while remaining in utmost luxury while there. Guests will be able to enjoy beautiful boat rides through the indoor atrium alongside the fun of a pool with water slides, on-site restaurants, and all of the in-room features that will make relaxing a piece of cake.

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Nashville Vacation Packages

If you are a first-time Nashville visitor or just aren’t sure what you want to do, consider booking one of our curated vacation packages! These packages include some of the best Nashville attractions and allow guests to pair those activities with their hotel options. It is the perfect choice for those who want a more tailored experience. You can also create your own custom package.

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