Nashville Tourism, Tennessee

Visit Nashville - Best of Nashville

Nashville is the largest city in Tennessee and is the third largest city in the South-eastern United States. It is located on the Cumberland River in the north-central part of the state. The city is a centre for the music, healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation industries. It is home to numerous colleges and universities.

The town of Nashville was founded by James Robertson, John Donelson, and a party of Over mountain Men in 1779, near the original Cumberland settlement of Fort Nash borough. It was named for Francis Nash, the American Revolutionary War hero. In 1806, Nashville was merged as a city and became the county seat of Davidson County, Tennessee. In 1843, the city was named the permanent capital of the state of Tennessee.

The downtown area of Nashville features an assorted assortment of entertainment, dining, cultural and architectural tourist and sightseeing attractions. The Broadway and 2nd Avenue areas feature entertainment venues, night clubs and restaurants. North of Broadway lie Nashville's central business district, Legislative Plaza, Capitol Hill and the Tennessee Bicentennial Mall. Cultural and architectural attractions can be found throughout the city. As the home of country music, Nashville has become a major music recording and production centre. All of the Big Four record labels, as well as numerous independent labels, have offices in Nashville, mostly in the Music Row area.

Much of the city's cultural life has revolved around its large university community.

Popular sightseeing destinations include Fort Nashborough and Fort Negley, the former being a reconstruction of the original settlement, the latter being a semi-restored Civil War battle fort. Go to the Tennessee State Museum and The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. The Tennessee State Capitol is one of the oldest working state capitol buildings in the nation, while The Hermitage is one of the older presidential homes open to the public.

Nashville Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Nashville tips for your visit

  • Challenge yourself and eat at different venues.
  • Beware of the homeless, though most are harmless.
  • Lock your car after you park.
  • Check out if the venue is child friendly or stroller friendly before you go there.
  • Go to the various museums or visit a show.
  • Be careful of drug peddlers.

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Facts and Stats for Nashville*

  • Pollution Statistics in Nashville

    Know the pollution level of Nashville before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 26.61 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 43.48 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 36.54 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29 (Low)
  • Nashville: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Nashville for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nashville.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.66 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.79 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 49.14 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.38 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 30.17 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.07 (Low)
    • Drug offense 58.62 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.17 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44.83 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.41 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.9 (Moderate)
  • Living in Nashville - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Nashville is 184.17 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 83.02 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 34.78 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.13 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.07 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 61.66 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.15 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 138.15 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Nashville

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nashville

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.43 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Nashville Travel Guides

The best trip plans created by users and travel experts that cover the top spots and attractions of Nashville

Nashville Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Nashville

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