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Visit country music's mecca with Nashville vacation rentals

Nashville is country music's capital city – a fact that's hard to miss, thanks to the sheer number of honky-tonk bars and concert halls you'll find in town. The genre's superstars live and perform here, while aspiring musicians come to town with nothing but their dreams in the hopes of making it big. It's the place to turn kids into the next generation of country fans, with side trips to Nashville's great outdoors. It's an awesome place to hang loose with friends and have a grand ole time.


Attending a Grand Ole Opry show is a must for fans visiting the mecca of country music. The Grand Ole Opry is the genre's biggest stage, a 4-hour weekly music extravaganza featuring country's biggest names. The show has been around since 1925, and you can catch it at the Grand Ole Opry House or, in the winter months, at the historic Ryman Auditorium. If you're not a fan of country music, you can tour Nashville's antebellum houses for a glimpse of what life was like in the days of the Old South.


Activities and attractions in Nashville

Are you looking for things to do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Nashville a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ascend Amphitheater (0.7 mi / 1 km)
  • Tennessee State Fairgrounds (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Wave Country (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Nashville Zoo (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Two Rivers Golf Course (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Nashboro Golf Club (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Nashville

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Nashville is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Riverfront Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Ascend Amphitheater (0.7 mi / 1 km)
  • Cumberland Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Fort Negley Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Centennial Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Nashville

Fly into Nashville, TN (BNA-Nashville Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.7 mi (10.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Smyrna, TN (MQY), which is 18.1 mi (29.1 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Nashville Riverfront Station or Nashville Donelson Station and explore the city from there.

How to get around

How to get around Nashville from vacation home rentals

Getting around is easy if your vacation rental is in Downtown Nashville. One option you can use is the city's public bike-sharing service. For a small fee, you can pick up a bike from a bike-share station, pedal your way through town, and drop off the bike near your destination. You can also walk if your destination isn't too far away. If you're headed outside Downtown, though, you can hop on a bus from the Music City Central transit station. If you're brave enough to face the traffic on Interstate 65, go ahead and rent a car.

Food & drink 

Sample the mouth of the south at Nashville's eateries

Second only to its music, Nashville is also a belle of Southern cuisine. A bounty of restaurants here serve beloved Southern eats like barbecue and other stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. For a true Nashville food experience, many diners near your vacation rental offer traditional meat-and-three meals – fried chicken, pork chop, meatloaf, beef, barbecue, or country-fried steak, served with your choice of 3 side dishes. There's a wealth of New American eateries and swanky cocktail spots in town, too, offering upscale takes on regional classics like cornmeal-crusted catfish and elevated mint juleps.

Essential info

Quick facts to make the most of Nashville vacation rentals

Nashville isn't just the capital city of country music – it's also the capital city of Tennessee. It has a total area of 1,362.2 square kilometres and a population of around 700,000. English is the common language, and the currency used is the US dollar. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, too, and you can find plenty of banks and standalone ATMs throughout the city. When dining out, a 15–20% tip is the norm. You can call 911 to reach local police, firefighters, and ambulances in an emergency.

How many vacation rentals are available around Nashville?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,026 house rentals around Nashville. From 1,493 Houses to 103 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Nashville is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Nashville?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Nashville:

  • Downtown: 780 vacation rentals
  • East Nashville: 1,990 vacation rentals
  • Edgehill: 381 vacation rentals
  • Music Row: 1,505 vacation rentals
  • The Gulch: 783 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Nashville?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Nashville. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bridgestone Arena: 2,356 home rentals
  • Music City Center: 2,939 home rentals
  • Nashville Convention Center: 2,938 home rentals
  • Ryman Auditorium: 2,940 home rentals
  • Belmont University: 2,939 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nashville listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Nashville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,493 Houses in Nashville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Nashville include:

  • Cabins: 103 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,049 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 103 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Nashville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 411 vacation homes with pool available in Nashville.

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