Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville TN has been on my list of places to visit in the USA since i can remember. But it wasn’t until the appearance of the popular TV show that my dreams were really kicked into action.

Why Nashville tn for travelling solo?

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Classic America in East Nashville

Well if you’re even a vague fan of country music, it’s a given. But you don’t have to worry if you’re not. As a city, Nashville is easy to navigate and importantly feels safe if you’re travelling alone. And especially if you’re a female travelling alone.

The downtown area is quite small compared to other cities which is actually a bit of a bonus. And i spent a happy night there until quite late into the morning, without having any concerns about my surroundings or the people around me. Sure, like every city you visit, you need to stay sensible. But if you’re feeling nervous about travelling by yourself, Nashville TN is a great place to try.

Where to stay in Nashville TN

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Colourful living in Nashville

Hotels in Downtown Nashville can be incredibly expensive if you’re travelling by yourself. Mostly because they’re fairly limited in numbers. There are still some really nice hotels to check out but if you want something that won’t leave your wallet feeling quite as light, then a rental is the way to go.

Airbnb has a booming trade going on in Nashville TN with lots of homeowners renting out their accommodation. This is certainly helping to attract more people to the city which is great in terms of making it thrive. Unfortunately, developers have also gotten wind of it so there are a fair number of new builds going up, specifically to rent out. I say unfortunately – that’s great for you, the traveller, because it keeps rental prices competitive. But undoubtedly, there is some local concern that if it continues at such a rate it will start to have a detrimental effect on the city. And no one wants that…

Make east nashville your home away from home

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Punning in East Nashville!

While there’s nothing wrong with staying in the Downtown area, consider staying in one of the many residential areas surrounding it. As you research, you’ll hear a lot about East Nashville. And with good reason. Quiet streets, quaint local cafes and restaurants, quirky places and people to see and a buzzing central hub of its own in the Five Points area. East Nashville is the perfect place to set up base as a solo traveller. Uber downtown will cost around $25 depending on the time of day but you won’t regret making the decision to stay outside!

Things to do in nashville

There are so many things to see and do in Nashville, you’ll want to take a minimum of 3 days. Naturally, the music theme makes up quite a few of those places and things. The Grand Ole Opry is a must-see – whether you like country music or not, you cannot beat the atmosphere. You’ll also find a fairly sizeable shopping centre, Opry Mills opposite the actual venue. Plenty of eating and shopping to be done here. If you really want, you can choose to stay up there. But like downtown, you’ll find this quite expensive if you’re on your own and it’s a little way out from the central city. Learn more about things to see and do in Nashville here.

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