Nashville, famously known as the Music city, it is home to the dreamers of music and art. As the capital of Tennessee, Nashville has a long history that is shared in it’s museums and monuments.
Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.
- Emergency Services: 911
- Language: English
- Currency: US Dollar
- Country Code: US
- Travel Visa: ESTA (click here for more info)
- Population: 692,587
Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;
Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.
- "Nashville is Music City for a reason: When it comes to live music, there’s simply no contest. Trust us, even the guitarists strumming Tom Petty in the arrivals gate of BNA Airport are spectacular" - BRIT.CO,
- For the best burger in the history of the universe, go to Fat Mo’s. You will not regret it!
For the Emergency services just dial 911.
Hospitals in Nashville
Nashville has well-linked streets that make it easy for driving and taxis. With an easy navigation route, buses are also another service that the city provides. WeGo Public Transit provides regular service between the airport and downtown. Nashville also has the Music City Star Commuter Rail, with 6 stations located around the city, making it easy to get around.
How do I keep up with the local news?
What are the common crimes?
Beware of your surroundings and travel in well lit areas to avoid being followed or assaulted.
Drug crimes are present in the city, this shouldn’t effect tourists but be aware that you may be offered drugs. Firmly say no and walk away.
Beware of pickpockets as they tend to operate in tourist areas, keep your belongings secure at all times. Be careful if strangers try to make conversation and distract you as it could be an attempt to steal your valuables.
What are some safety tips I should know?
Always travel in small groups and look out for each other. Make sure you have taxis numbers with you, as well as the phone number to the local police department for security reason.
Also make sure you take a map or a phone with GPS and if unsure when you are then you can check. Also make sure you don’t take valuables everywhere with you, and make some emergency money.
What areas should I avoid?
Downtown Nashville like all cities can be a little unsafe for visitors despite being home to some of the best attractions in Nashville. East Nashville and Antioch area are also areas that should be best avoided if possible.
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Every culture has its customs and traditions, they have been handed down the generations and are always held in high regards by the local residents.
Let Freedom Sing!
Celebrate Independence Day surrounded by Nashville’s music scene, with fireworks and parties. July 4th marks this special occasion with live music from headline bands from the city.
Tomato Art Fest
Join in on this free Tennessee tradition of comparing tomatoes, celebrating art, music and food. Attracting 60,000 visitors annually, this festival is helping to celebrate fruit and vegetables in the State.
Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, Nashville hosts the biggest event in Tennessee and is aims to empower and inspire communities. Taking place in the month of June, there are live performers, cocktails and parades.
Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.
Taking place in Nashville’s historic Germantown, there is celebrations of German beer and culture. Live music will set the scene on this legendary event, with general admission being free.
CMA Music Awards
“Country Music’s Biggest Night” represents the pinnacle of achievement for country music artics, producers, publishers, songwriters and industry executives. This event provides a great insight and inspires those interested in this popular genre.
St. Jude Rock ‘N’ Roll Nashville Marathon
Attracting over 30,000 participants, Nashville’s themed marathon is very popular. The streets are lined with 26 stages as live performers play alongside the runners. A great way to absorb the city’s love for music.
Taste of Music City
Hosted at Public Square Park, this event has been hosted in Nashville for 18 years. Join in on celebrating the city’s greatest chefs and sample some of their treats. A taste of Nashville’s main cuisine and hospitality, this event makes for a great day.
What other places are great to visit?
Belle Meade Plantation
As a historic mansion, this museum spans across 30 acres of beautiful scenery. This 1840s estate has an iconic home in Nashville, now acting as a winery and visitors centre to inform and educate about its long history.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Celebrating Nashville’s greatest talents, this museum is home to the history of genre and instrument. The preservation of American music has made this a popular visitor spot, learning about the popular genre that has developed Nashville’s reputation.
Where should I visit?
Nashville Symphony Center
The schermerhorn symphony center is one of the best acoustic centres in the world. Providing live music, tours and a 85 person orchestra which has won many awards.
Located just minutes from downtown Nashville, this charming country estate encourages visitors to step back in time and learn more about the rich life of President Andrew Jackson. As one of the United States presidents the hermitage offers an insight into the life of the 7th president. With events running all year round the Hermitage is certainly an interesting and insightful historical place to be enjoyed by everyone.
Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre
As one of Nashvilles best loved establishments the Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theater is a whole night in one place. Offering performances from musicals to screen plays on the stage, the theater is extremely popular with locals and visitors. Offering an incredible selection from the buffet the Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theater is a must for a good night with stage and food combined!
What are the main highlights?
The Johnny Cash Museum
With one of the largest collections of Johnny Cash memorabilia, the museum is a must for visitors and has been officially endorsed by the Cash Family. Having already earned AAA Gem rating, the museum also ranked number one on Forbes and National Geographic travel lists. A must see visit to feel inspired and educated.
Located at Grassmere, the city’s zoo is set in an idyllic landscape of a former plantation and offers visitors many events and interactive activities. The zoo has many different places to eat, including seasonal carts for outside snacks. Nashville’s zoo is home to many different animals from all over the world.
Serving as the city of Nashville’s art museum, this institution has fine art galleries and features of American art. As one of the city’s prized buildings, the building offers a historic insight into its traditions. Be sure to check out the 42-foot woman who “lives inside”, Athena, the tallest indoor structure in the Western world – according to the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.