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Nashville holidays are an invitation to experience the incredible rhythms of Music City; locals and visitors alike lose themselves on the dance floors of Honky-tonks and pass time mingling with friends. Come and enjoy the music and the rich culture that runs through Nashville’s veins.

Spend some time discovering Nashville’s gems and learn how it came to be the epicentre of country music. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and follow the story of the genre’s evolution and tour the Johnny Cash Museum to discover the story of one of Country’s most famed stars. By night, take in one of the infamous shows at the Grand Ole Opry or, in the winter months, the Ryman Auditorium, stages that have seen the launch of some extraordinary careers. Or, to truly get into the swing of the city, hop from bar to bar and enjoy all sorts of live bands as you go. 

Nashville: A City of Cultural Heritage

It’s not just all about music; part of the Deep South, the city has other historical tales to tell too. Join a guide on a tour of the Belle Meade Plantation and see its grounds, mansion and outhouses to get a taste of what life was like for the Hardy-Jackson family that once called it home, as well as the slaves that worked for them. 

Once you’ve spent a few days of your Nashville holiday lost in the sound of Music City, journey on and explore more of Tennessee. Why not take in the abundance of natural beauty at Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga and follow the Tennessee Whiskey Trail to sample different takes on the state’s classic tipple?

Destination Highlights

  • Watch country legends perform, as well as those following in their footsteps, at the Grand Ole Opry show
  • Visit Historic RCA Studio B, an infamous recording studio thought to be the birthplace of the classic Nashville sound
  • Dance to the music at lively Honky-tonks along Broadway
  • Discover new musical talent at the famous Bluebird Cafe

Great sample itineraries


There’s so many ways to enjoy a Nashville holiday. Why not browse our sample itineraries for some inspiration, then give us a call and let us plan your perfect trip just for you?

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Explore Nashville

Time Zone

GMT -6 hours

Flight Time

Approx 9 hours; direct flights from the UK are available

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

British Passport holders require an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) to visit Nashville. You can obtain an ESTA from www.cbp.gov/esta

Language

English

Health Info

No vaccinations are required for travel to Nashville. All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

Whether this is your first trip to Music City or if you are a seasoned visitor, you will find plenty to fill your time in this vibrant city. We love spending time in the Honky-tonks along Lower Broadway, and no trip is complete without a visit to some of the fantastic museums downtown. There are also a host of historical attractions to discover from the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to the beautiful Belle Meade Plantation.

Grand Ole Opry Stage

Music

It's no surprise that Nashville earned the moniker, Music City. Any night of the week you can step out and find an entertaining evening of live music, often for free. Head down Lower Broadway, otherwise known as Honky-tonk highway and catch a band performing in one of the many bars that line this avenue, or head over to the Grand Ole Opry for an iconic country music experience.

Biscuits and Gravy

Food

Nashville has a booming culinary scene that includes delicious southern cuisine, like barbecue, hot chicken, and traditional "meat and threes", as well as unique chef-driven restaurants. Want to enjoy your dinner with a little live music? Head to the iconic Bluebird Café, or if you can't find a seat there, check out The Listening Room Café or Puckett's Grocery on 5th Avenue.

Best time to visit Nashville

Nashville enjoys reasonable temperatures all year round. In summer, the average temperatures are between 24°C and 27°C, though it can get quite humid. Autumn cools down to an average of 11°C in October, before winter sets in; though there are occasional warm spells throughout the winter months, average temperatures fall between 5°C and 7°C. Spring sees temperatures on their way back up, reaching around 21°C in May, but spring showers are quite common. 

Average Weather in January

Destination Destination Avg Temp Avg Temperature Avg Rainfall Avg Monthly Rainfall
Nashville
5° C
107 mm

Average Weather in February

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Nashville
7° C
110 mm

Average Weather in March

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Nashville
11° C
122 mm

Average Weather in April

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Nashville
16° C
104 mm

Average Weather in May

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Nashville
21° C
122 mm

Average Weather in June

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Nashville
24° C
117 mm

Average Weather in July

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Nashville
27° C
92 mm

Average Weather in August

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Nashville
26° C
88 mm

Average Weather in September

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Nashville
23° C
98 mm

Average Weather in October

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Nashville
17° C
86 mm

Average Weather in November

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Nashville
11° C
102 mm

Average Weather in December

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Nashville
6° C
122 mm
Macey, Destination Specialist

"No holiday to Nashville is complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry. You can join a daily daytime tour of the Opry, but for the authentic experience visit on a Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday for the iconic live radio shows."

Macey
Destination Specialist
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"Broadway Street is the place to go for relaxed live music, with bar after bar of live country music, restaurants and cowboy boot shops. For a slightly different experience, head out to the Bluebird Cafe; it holds no more than 100 people and it’s extremely popular, so make sure you head down early to avoid disappointment."

Katie
Brand & Advertising Campaign Manager

Tin Pan South Songwriter Festival

Unfolding across the city over 5 days each March, Tin Pan South sees hundreds of artists perform the songs they’ve written in over 100 shows. The festival sheds a spotlight on amazing songwriters and the music they create, with a huge line up of over 250 artists. 

Country Music Association Festival

Known as CMA Fest, this festival spans 4 days each June, with a focus on country music. Downtown Nashville is filled with the sounds of country legends and emerging talent performing across multiple stages, as well as interviews and Q&A sessions with some of the artists. 

Let Freedom Sing

The Let Freedom Sing is Nashville’s Independence Day show put on by the city each 4th of July. As you’d expect from the Music City, there’s great live music, a family fun zone, food, drink and, most famously, a truly incredible fireworks show that’s thought to be one of the best in the country. 

Local Cuisine

When it comes to food, Nashville is a classic Deep South city, favouring hearty meat, fried comfort food and sweet tea. 

Meat and Three

Meat and Three restaurants are a popular type of eatery in Nashville. They offer up a choice of meat, often including brisket, fried chicken, steak and ham, and a choice of three side dishes, like mac ‘n’ cheese, beans and vegetables; grab a plate and pile it up. 

Fruit Tea

Whatever kind of eatery you go to in Nashville, fruit tea is bound to be on the menu. The drink consists of sweet tea and fruit juice and is often topped off with lemon slices or sprigs of mint. 

Biscuits

Similar to the British scone, American biscuits are a Nashville classic. Beloved across the city, you’ll find them on many menus here. Pair with fruity preserves or enjoy them with savoury options like fried chicken. 

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