Nashville is a family-friendly city on the banks of the Cumberland River.
Nashville International Airport:
code is BNA, and it is located 8 miles from downtown Nashville. Rental cars
are available at the airport as are shuttle services.
Additional transportation options: Nashville MTA
Bus route 18 Airport Express: 20 minutes, Adults $1.60, Youth (19 and younger) $1.05, Seniors (65+) $.80; 18 Airport (local): 35-40 minutes, same price as express route; Taxi: 15 minutes, $25.
Getting Around Nashville:
Many attractions in downtown Nashville, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Tennessee State Capitol and Ryman Auditorium, are within walking distance from each other. Renting a car is a good option if you plan to visit neighborhoods and attractions outside the downtown area. Bus options are available through Nashville MTA. Regional commuter rail service is offered via the Music City Star, which runs between downtown Nashville and Lebanon, Tennessee, Monday through Friday.
Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visitor Information Centers:
Bridgestone Arena (glass tower)
501 Broadway, Nashville
615-259-4747 or 615-254-1725
Hours: M-Sa. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Su. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
One Nashville Place (lower level)
150 4th Avenue N., Nashville
Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Geography and Climate: Nashville sits on the banks of the Cumberland River. The metro area is 533 square miles and has a population of 620,000. The city has four seasons, but the climate is mild year-round with plenty of sunshine. If it does snow in January or February, it is typically light. Nashville is located in the Central time zone.
In Case of Emergency: Nashville is a safe city with a high standard of living. However, tourists are encouraged to take normal safety precautions while visiting. In the event of an emergency, “911” is the emergency telephone number. The main city hospital is:
2000 Church Street, Nashville