Nashville Holiday Information

Nashville Travel Guide

Situated in the American state of Tennessee, Nashville is a popular city with a reputation for western-style music giving it the designation of 'Country Music Capital of the World' and also 'Music City'. In recent years Nashville has become a major hub for banking, publishing, transportation and healthcare industries, moving away from its music roots. The city is positioned along the Cumberland River and has a beautiful city skyline with many tall buildings and bridges.

There are many great tourist attractions in Nashville including the Adventure Science Centre that showcases many interesting hands-on exhibits. The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere has a host of animals from all over the world and easily entertains children and adults alike for a whole day.

Nashville Tourist Attractions Around

The downtown area of Nashville has many great bars, stylish lounges, cosy saloons and lively music clubs for visitors to enjoy. Country music fans will love 'Windows on the Cumberland', which is situated on the river and has line dancing coupled with fantastic live performances on weekends.

The city is spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants, with many international cuisines on offer including Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Indian, Japanese as well as traditional southern American food.

Transport Around Nashville

Nashville International Airport is located just five miles from the downtown area and is host to daily flights to most major cities within the United States as well as some flights from neighbouring countries. Greyhound buses offer an array of services to many parts of the country. If driving in there are many interstate highways leading to the city, including Interstate 65 from the north and south, Interstate 40 from the east and west and Interstate 24 from the northwest and southeast.

The city of Nashville is not notorious for crime but in recent years the crime rate - particularly in the outer suburban districts - has risen. The downtown and central city areas are relatively safe although panhandlers can be somewhat 'pushy'.