Nashville, Tennessee is known as Music City, USA. Though best known for its country music scene, the music industry in the city is vibrant and diverse. Visitors often see a live show at the Grand Ole Opry, the longest running radio show in the world, or visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Nashville doesn't only have music. It has a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, a number of art centers and museums, Civil War sites and professional football, hockey, and baseball teams.
This city has such a variety of activities that it can suit any traveler. Events that range from entertaining nightlife to family-friendly zoos mean that you can make this a fun and enjoyable destination that will suit the needs of any private-jet traveller.
Cuisine: Nashville is known for its local delicacy, “hot chicken.” This dish varies quite a bit from the traditional southern fried chicken, using cayenne pepper for spice in the breading and presenting the fried chicken on a slab of bread topped with pickle chips.
Must See: Each June, Nashville is filled with country music stars and their fans to celebrate the Country Music Awards Festival, a four-day event packed with interaction between artists and fans, performances and events.
Lodging: Union Station Hotel is a hundred-year-old railway station in downtown Nashville that has been renovated into a beautiful, unique hotel. The architecture alone makes it worth the stay, but the great location places you in the heart of Music City, ensuring you are near all the attractions you may want to visit.
Ground Transportation: Like many American cities, Nashville may best be traversed by car. Its does offer a commuter rail in the center of the city as well as a bus system, but neither is as efficient or extensive as European and Asian systems.
Packing Tips: Nashville has cool winters and hot, humid summers. Depending on when you visit, you should be aware of the potential for light snows in winter and temperatures in the high eighties with humidity in the summer. Make sure you pack light layers in order to be comfortable. Cowboy boots are a common site in Nashville, so feel free to pack yours.
Recommended Books: Nashville is filled with pop culture and music industry insiders. Pick up a copy of Now You Know Nashville- The Ultimate Guide to the Pop Culture Sites and Sounds That Made Music City by Mason Douglas for an inside scoop on must-see locations.
Currency: The US dollar is the local currency
Calling Code: 1
Best Travel Dates: Nashville has cool winters and hot, humid summers. The change in seasons mean that spring and fall are beautiful times to visit, but may be problematic for allergy sufferers. Visiting in May and June will allow you to have access to the most events without the humidity of mid summer.