The best time to take flights to Nashville is late spring, through summer, to early autumn (April to October). During this period temperatures start at 21 C, rising to 32 C in July and back down to 21 C in October, however, weather conditions can vary so it’s best to pack for all eventualities. The summer months are the height of the peak season and are packed full of travellers. From June through September, the streets are full, the hotels are booked and the city is in full swing. This means that flights to Nashville and hotel accommodations for summer travel need to be booked in advance or you’re likely to pay higher prices.
Winter (November to March) is low tourist season in Nashville, when the cold creeps in and the city stays indoors. If you don’t mind the chilly weather, with temperatures on average around -6 C to +4 C, it’s possible to find cheap flights to Nashville and good hotel rates during these months. Do keep in mind prices may see a slight increase over the holiday period.
No matter what the reason is for a holiday in Tennessee’s capital city, travellers who visit will leave whistling the tunes of mountain music. Home to the Grand Ole Opry and the birthplace of gospel music, the city continues to croon country sounds from the top of the charts. Whether you’re heading to Nashville for a tour of Music City USA, or you’re an aspiring country artist hoping to get a break in the town that’s been the birthplace of many legends, a flight to Nashville can be a ticket to the big time.
There is also plenty to do in Nashville away from the banjo. The city is populated with museums, major-league sports teams, fine dining, and a hot clubbing scene. If all the entertainment is too much, rest and relax in one of the city’s open parks.
Nashville has a moderate climate without major extremes of temperature characterising its distinct seasons. An ample annual rainfall keeps things green and clean, but there are enough sunny days in between to keep everyone happy. Summers can be very humid, which can cause discomfort even if temperatures do not hit major highs.
Between the buses and trolleys running through the streets of Nashville, you won’t have trouble getting around without a car. Buses run by the Metropolitan Transit Authority rumble over the streets from early morning to midnight every day. The Music Valley Express will take you to Opryland from the city centre. There is a free trolley route that runs on a loop through the city between Second Broadway and Sixth Avenue. A two-hour tour will take you around the city’s main attractions. There are also several taxi and car rental companies working in the city, but you really only need a car if you’re getting out of town.
Nashville International Airport (BNA) offers a range of ground transportation options. You can get to the city by catching a bus, a shuttle, airport express, limousine, taxi or by renting a car and driving yourself.