Nashville is not only located in central America, but it is also the heart of country music. While it is still deeply rooted in the South, it manages to remain modern and a magnet for the hipster scene thanks to its unique blend of tradition and innovation. On your arrival at the Nashville International Airport, pick up a car rental so that you can make the most of your time in the city. Nashville’s public transportation infrastructure is limited, so having a car will mean it is easier to check out the sights you want to see and when you want to see them.
Should you be a country music lover, there is a good chance you will be able to see some of your favorite stars in action when you visit Nashville. Also, consider visiting some of the bars and venues, where up and coming stars are just beginning to make their name. Places like The 5 Spot and The Bluebird Cafe are well known stomping grounds for new talents.
You cannot leave Nashville without seeing a show at the Grande Ole Opry. Just make sure to book your tickets well in advance as they sell out quickly. The Country Music Hall of Fame is another top attraction for music lovers visiting Nashville. See a mix of exhibits, performances, and activities dedicated to the art and history of country music all in one place.
In case music really is not your thing, do not worry. There is still plenty to do. For instance, the Cheekwood Botanical Garden is a gorgeous 55-acre natural preserve and art museum, where you can easily spend a few hours wandering around. A visit to the Belmont Mansion or Belle Meade Plantation will transport you back in time to Antebellum America and plantation life in the south.
Nashville also has great sporting events. Check out the Vanderbilt University schedule for college sporting events happening all-year round. Watch the Tennessee Titans take on other NFL teams during the fall season at their home stadium. If you love car racing, the Fairgrounds Raceway Nashville hosts races during the summer months.
Foodies will love Nashville as well because it has one of the hottest food scenes in the country. You can be sure to find hearty, southern cuisine around every corner. Nashville specials, like hot chicken, southern BBQ ribs, and biscuits (with or without gravy) are just a few foods you must try when you’re here.
Rent your car from Orbitz and get ready to experience the Music City in style. With rates that are affordable you’ll have plenty of extra cash for your visit. Choose from a compact car up or a full range SUV. Either way, we’ve got you covered.