Destination guide

Experience Music City from Nashville vacation home rentals

Brush up on your "y'alls" and "yes ma'ams" and get ready for Nashville. Set on the banks of the Cumberland River, Nashville is a happening southern city known for its charming antebellum estates, world-class dining, and bounty of country music history. Visitors flock to the up-and-coming city for its lively nightlife scene, and you can find plenty of local and international entertainment all year round. Your Nashville vacation rental will put you within easy reach of local landmarks like the Ryman Auditorium, Vanderbilt University, and the historic Belle Meade Plantation.

Things to do

Attractions near Nashville vacation rentals

At the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, you can get face to face with exhibits and memorabilia covering the history of the genre. At the sprawling Centennial Park, you'll find 132 acres of rolling lawns, a bandshell, and a lake, as well as a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens. Or you can take a trip back in time at the charming Belle Meade Plantation. This preserved antebellum estate features a Federal-style home, a winery, and a dairy, and guided tours are offered to the public regularly.


Things to do near Nashville vacation homes

Not for nothing is Nashville known as Music City, and you can find live entertainment just about every night of the week. A visit to Lower Broadway is a must for music lovers. Here, you'll find a number of boisterous honky tonk bars that feature (mostly free) live country music throughout the year. Nearby, you'll also find the Ryman Auditorium, a stately 19th-century music hall that was home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. A regional culture hub, Nashville also hosts regular art, music, and food festivals throughout the year.


Local weather for your stay in Nashville vacation homes

Like much of the southern United States, Nashville has a humid subtropical climate, which means summers are hot and muggy, while winters are generally on the cold-to-mild side. Average summer highs peak around 89 degrees in July and August, and precipitation is relatively common. Winter temps range from the upper 20s to the low 50s between December and February. The summer months are the busiest time of year to visit the city, and you'll be more likely to snag low rates on Nashville vacation rentals during the slower, cooler winter months.

Natural features

Natural Nashville's rivers, forests, and lakes (oh my!)

Nashville is located along the banks of the Cumberland River in a low-lying region known as the Nashville Basin. Downtown Nashville is relatively urban, with suburban areas giving way to woodland the farther you get from the city center. Boating and fishing on the Cumberland River are popular pastimes, and the waterway serves as home for striped bass and rainbow trout, as well as numerous species of birds. A short drive from your Nashville vacation rental, Radnor Lake State Natural Area boasts 1,332 acres of preserved woodland around a central lake, and the area's home to coyotes, beavers, otters, and deer.

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.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Nashville vacation homes

Nashville has numerous kid-friendly activities for the whole family to enjoy. Vacation homes can be found near locations like Percy Warner Park, a large urban recreation area with equestrian trails, bike routes, and athletic fields, and the Adventure Science Center, an interactive technology museum with a planetarium and hands-on exhibits. Kids will also love the Tennessee State Museum, a living history museum with relics and exhibits of the state’s history.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Nashville

Nashville has a number of idyllic locations for a couple’s retreat. Vacation rentals are available near romantic places like the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, a historic estate with vibrant gardens, art galleries, and a local culture museum, and The Hermitage, a Greek revival mansion and historic site that was once the home of President Andrew Jackson. You'll also enjoy the Frist Art Museum, a fine-art museum with rotating visual exhibits and workshops.

Can I find a vacation rental around Nashville?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,098 vacation rentals near Nashville. From 1,486 Houses to 104 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Nashville for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Nashville:

  • Downtown: 783 vacation rentals
  • East Nashville: 2,052 vacation rentals
  • The Gulch: 788 vacation rentals
  • Music Row: 1,522 vacation rentals
  • Edgehill: 411 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 Nashville?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals 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:

  • Music City Center: 3,008 vacation rentals
  • Vanderbilt University: 2,241 vacation rentals
  • Nashville Convention Center: 3,003 vacation rentals
  • Bridgestone Arena: 2,427 vacation rentals
  • Grand Ole Opry: 2,904 vacation 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 1,486 Houses in Nashville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Nashville include:

  • Cabins: 104 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,132 rentals available
  • Cottages: 104 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals 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 526 vacation rentals with pool available in Nashville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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