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When to Go

Most of Nashville's main music festivals and other public celebrations take place during the swelteringly hot season, from May through September, when daytime temperatures edge towards 33°C (90°F) and humidity can climb to 80%. Taking the good with the bad, this is an excellent time to get a real taste for life in Music City. In terms of climate alone, you may be happier visiting in October and November, when temperatures fall to around 20°C (70°F) and the humidity drops by half. Rainfall is fairly evenly spread out over the year, with August through October being the driest months. Snowfall is heaviest in January and February, but even then it's more an occasion for snowball fights than blizzard scares.

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Getting Around

Nashville International Airport is 12.9km (8mi) east of town, is not a major air hub. MTA bus 18 links the airport and downtown; the Gray Line Airport Express serves major downtown and West End hotels. Try Nashville Cab or Music City Cab. Greyhound is downtown and has frequent buses in and out of Tennessee.

Downtown is easily managed on foot, and a river taxi is the best way to get from there to Opryland. But for most other attractions and districts, it's easiest to get around by car. Cycling is an alternative - the streets are wide and flat enough and drivers are courteous - but bikes are a rare sight in town.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority operates city bus services based downtown at Music City Central. Its express buses also go to Music Valley and back.

Health and Safety

Travelers should be aware East Nashville has a reputation for having a higher crime rate than others parts of the city. Take precautions and be street smart. Don't carry large amounts of cash and keep your valuables in a safe place. Lock up your vehicle and ensure nothing of value is on show. Avoid walking alone on empty streets, down alleys or in parks at night.


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