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.
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This landmark resort offers an impressive lineup of amenities a stone's throw from the convention center and Nashville's most popular attractions.
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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