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Nashville, Tennessee is also known as Music City due to its weekly Grand Ole Opry country music concert, which began over 75 years ago. As you might expect, the city is full of music venues, including concert halls and theaters, and an Opryland hotel will place you in the heart of Nashville’s musical center. Alternately, you could try one of the Nashville hotels near Vanderbilt University and use the area as a starting point to explore other Nashville attractions.

When to go to Nashville

The city lies on the Cumberland River in the Nashville Basin and has a humid climate, making its winters short and its summers long and hot. Popular months to book hotels in Nashville are July and August, when temperatures can reach highs of 88°F.

How to get to Nashville

Nashville International Airport (BNA) is the city’s main airport and has a variety of transportation services. You can travel to downtown Nashville hotels quickly and conveniently by taxi or limousine and there are also plenty of shuttle buses from the airport that can take you to Nashville motels, hotels, and resorts. If you prefer to catch a train to explore the city, then the Music City Star rail system runs between Lebanon and Nashville Riverfront and has plans to expand further.

Things to do in Nashville

If you’re planning a family vacation then why not spend a day at the impressive Nashville Zoo or visit the city’s full-sized reproduction of the Parthenon. You can also explore the city’s legendary musical history at The Country Music Hall of Fame. For a luxurious break, choose one of the 5 star hotels in Nashville or, if you’re on a budget, you can get great deals on discount hotels in Nashville and the surrounding area.

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When are the best times to travel to Nashville?

There’s never a bad time to visit the “Country Music Capital of the World”, though the hot and humid summertime is when most people travel to Nashville. If you’re looking for cheaper hotels in Nashville, however, then you can save yourself a bundle by visiting between November and March. From the glitzy Nashville Film Festival and the CMA Music Festival, to the Tennessee State Fair – which features 9 days of rides, rodeos and other country-styled hijinks – whenever you visit, there’s always something exciting going on.

What are the top must-see attractions in Nashville?

Brimming with the city’s musical heritage, Lower Broadway is an attraction in its own right. Home to funky stores and eateries by day, by night it becomes a neon-drenched haven of honky-tonk bars and beer-perfumed music venues. With its bass clef shape, sweeping arch and piano-key inspired windows, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum boasts some striking architecture. Inside it features a trove of music memorabilia, including instruments once owned by music legends. The Tennessee State Capitol also provides some eye-candy, with its stately Greek Revival design.

What are the best types of restaurants and food in Nashville?

You won’t go hungry in Nashville – the food here is as soulful as the music. You can expect plenty of Southern cooking, with traditional favourites like meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, and the city’s favourite dish “hot chicken” – fried chicken flavoured with fiery cayenne pepper. The dining spots in Nashville are particularly eclectic, ranging from classic BBQ joints and farm-to-table eateries, to homely diners and classy one-of-a-kind restaurants. And there’s more than just Southern fare, too – you can expect Mexican, German, Greek and Japanese cuisines to name a few.

What are the top things to do in Nashville?

Alongside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Music Row is a mecca for music fans, with the legendary Studio B – where Elvis Presley recorded many of his hits. Nashville offers plenty of family-friendly attractions too, including Nashville Zoo, Centennial Park and the LP Field – home of the Tennessee Titans. After hours, the city really comes to life, with its rowdy honky-tonk bars and over 120 music venues, like the renowned Grand Ole Opry.

What are some fun facts about Nashville?

Many major stars still come to record in Nashville, from Taylor Swift to Ed Sheeran. The city has long enjoyed static-free radio, too – back in 1941, it became the first US city to receive a FM-broadcasting license. Nashville’s famous “hot chicken” was actually created by mistake. A disgruntled girlfriend put extra pepper on her boyfriend’s chicken as revenge, and he liked it so much he opened up a restaurant to sell it.

What kinds of public transport are there in Nashville?

The public transport in Nashville makes getting around easy, particularly if you’re basing yourself in the attraction packed downtown district. The Metro Transit Authority provides bus services throughout the city, offering all day unlimited-ride passes for a modest fare. It also provides the “Music City Circuit” service, which offers free bus rides along 3 routes in the downtown area. They make stops at the city’s key attractions, including the Farmers’ Market, Bicentennial Mall and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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