Destination guide

Experience Downtown Nashville from vacation home rentals

Downtown Nashville has been rocking to the twang of nickel guitar strings and the bump of honky-tonks for decades. Cowboys and country stars all flocked this way to make their name in the footsteps of Hank Williams and Waylon Jennings. The saloons swayed and the street corners buzzed with songs of railroads and whiskey drinking. That still happens today, but the whole area is also packed with shimmering landmarks like the AT&T Building, while acclaimed institutions like the Musicians Hall of Fame and the Tennessee State Museum also make an appearance all just a stone’s throw from Downtown Nashville vacation rentals.

History

Historic sites near Downtown vacation rentals

History buffs will love Downtown Nashville and its array of historic sites. Vacation rentals are close to places like The Hermitage, a Greek revival mansion museum and historic site honoring President Andrew Jackson, and Belle Meade Plantation, a Greek revival plantation house and grounds with event spaces. You could also visit the Lane Motor Museum, a converted bakery with vintage European cars, motorcycles, and a unique amphibious model.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Downtown Nashville vacation rentals

There's never a dull moment between the blocks of Downtown Nashville – especially for music lovers. Hit the totemic Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum to wonder at tom toms struck in Woodstock, piano keys twinkled by Elton John, relics of Michael Jackson, and Glen Campbell's old guitars. Then, it's onto the Johnny Cash Museum, with its nostalgic celebration of the South's iconic Man in Black. You can also unravel tales of the Civil War and the Antebellum period in the Tennessee State Museum, or gawp at glorious neoclassical architecture by the Tennessee State Capitol.

Activities

Things to do near Downtown Nashville vacation homes

You certainly won't have to stray far along the sidewalks from the door of your Downtown Nashville vacation rentals to discover the beating lifeblood of this city: Music. Gritty country ditties echo in the music bars, the blues clubs twang with Delta tunes, and there's always a street entertainer strumming with stars in their eyes. Chances to taste hickory-smoked Southern BBQ food, or slap down shots of Tennessee bourbon also abound, while picnicking and strolling the bridge-topped parks along the Cumberland River is always a joy.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Downtown Nashville vacation homes

While you're always likely to find rambunctious blues gigs and country singers echoing in the honky-tonk bars of Downtown Nashville, you're better off waiting for the warm summer months to hit the city if you really want to get in the festive Southern spirit. Between May and August each year, ad hoc street players will pepper the blocks, and open-air rock concerts pop up in Riverfront Park, imbuing the district with a style and groove that's difficult not to love. What's more, those dry, warm months are also the perfect time to wander the sights and riverside walks of the city.

Natural features

Downtown Nashville is for the city slickers

Downtown Nashville vacation rentals are nestled right in the heart of the thrumming Music City of the South. Encased in blocks of urban sprawl, they are perfect for hitting the rambunctious bars and saloons, the famous music museums and capitol buildings. When it comes to tasting the great outdoors, you'll either need to get your fix from the manicured green spaces of Riverfront Park on the bends of the Cumberland River, or head across the bridges to the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway _ think dog walking tracks, birding spots, and ecology workshops.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Downtown Nashville

Fly into Nashville, TN (BNA-Nashville Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Smyrna, TN (MQY), which is 17.9 mi (28.8 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Nashville Riverfront Station.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Downtown vacation homes

Downtown Nashville is a prime destination for couples. Vacation homes are available near places like Printers Alley, a famous alley with venues for blues and country music, and the Parthenon, a full-size replica of the Athenian Parthenon that holds American art galleries. You'll also like the Grand Ole Opry, the home of the famed radio show with classic and new country acts.

Where to stay around Downtown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 748 vacation rentals near Downtown. From 509 Condos/Apartments to 186 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown?

Whether you're traveling 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 Downtown:

  • East Nashville: 1,991 vacation rentals
  • The Gulch: 787 vacation rentals
  • Music Row: 1,470 vacation rentals
  • Edgehill: 412 vacation rentals
  • 12 South: 568 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Downtown?

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

  • Music City Center: 2,897 vacation rentals
  • Nashville Convention Center: 2,896 vacation rentals
  • Bridgestone Arena: 2,326 vacation rentals
  • Tennessee State Capitol: 2,896 vacation rentals
  • Ryman Auditorium: 2,900 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown 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 Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 509 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 186 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 38 rentals available
  • Studios: 267 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 173 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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