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There’s no better time to visit Music City than during the summer months. The weather is beautiful, the patios are open, and the city is absolutely hopping with events, live music, and exciting activities. The team at UrbanNashville is here to help you plan an unforgettable summer trip to Nashville. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a Nashville regular, follow these tips to ensure your summer getaway here is truly memorable.

What to Do in Nashville in the Summer

You can’t visit Nashville without experiencing the incredible live music scene. From quintessential honky-tonk bars on Broadway to big-name concerts and intimate listening rooms, there are tons of music venues to explore. The Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry are absolute musts for getting a taste of Nashville’s deep musical roots. 

On hot summer days, spend some time exploring Nashville’s top outdoor attractions like Centennial Park, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and the pedestrian bridge over the Cumberland River. Don’t miss getting your photo op at Some of Nashville’s most iconic murals.

After exploring the city, refuel with a delicious meal. Indulge in Nashville’s legendary hot chicken at places like Prince’s Hot Chicken or Hattie B’s, but be warned, you’re in store for some serious heat. On nice days, sit out on one of the many outdoor patios and rooftop bars; Nashville’s impressive outdoor dining scene offers a variety of cuisines and atmospheres.

What to Pack

Nashville’s summer days are hot and humid. Daily high temperatures in summer in Nashville average 85 degrees, so light, breathable clothing is a must. Comfortable walking shoes are also key; Nashville is a very walkable city, and you’ll want to take advantage. Nashville has a hip, fashionable spirit, so don’t be afraid to go bold and have fun getting dressed up for evenings out on the town. And, of course, no summertime packing list would be complete without sunscreen and a great pair of sunglasses.

Where to Stay in Nashville

For the full Nashville summer experience, stay in the heart of the city at a chic, locally-owned vacation rental from UrbanNashville. Our impeccably designed properties are the perfect upscale home base for your summer getaway – with all the amenities you need and vibrant, walkable neighborhoods right outside your door. Whether you prefer the energy of Music Row, the trendy East Nashville, or the convenience of being downtown, UrbanNashville has incredible lodging options tailored for an unforgettable summer stay.

With so much to see and do, follow these tips to get the most out of your summer visit to Nashville. Book your stay at one of our vacation rentals in Nashville today to experience the very best of this vibrant, one-of-a-kind city! To stay with us, please make a reservation online or call 615-669-1293.

As summer approaches, the vibrant city of Nashville, Tennessee, emerges as a prime destination for travelers seeking an unforgettable vacation experience. Known as the “Music City,” Nashville not only offers a rich musical heritage but also a plethora of exciting activities that showcase its cultural diversity and Southern charm.

The team at UrbanNashville is here to help you plan your trip to Nashville. These five summer activities are great additions to any itinerary and are sure to make your trip to Nashville one to remember. 

Quintessential Summer Activities in Nashville

No matter your age or interests, you’ll find activities and attractions right up your alley in Nashville. The city’s beautiful summer weather is pleasant for activities of all sorts and encourages exploration. Use this list of activities as a guide, but don’t hesitate to go off the beaten path and discover all that the Music City has to offer for yourself.

Immerse Yourself in the Live Music Scene

Experience the electrifying energy that permeates Nashville’s music scene by attending a live concert or music festival. The city boasts iconic venues, like Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry, where you can catch performances by renowned musicians and emerging artists. From country and bluegrass to blues and everything in between, you will surely find exciting music for your tastes. For more information on catching live music in Nashville, read our guide to the city’s concert venues.

Take a Stroll Through Centennial Park

In the middle of Nashville is an escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, Centennial Park. This picturesque oasis located in the heart of Nashville is home to the iconic Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original in Athens. The park is also home to Lake Watauga, and you can enjoy a tranquil walk around the lake. Pack a picnic and savor the serene ambiance while basking in the warm summer sun.

Discover the Food & Beer Scene

Calling all foodies! Nashville’s culinary scene has evolved into a food lover’s paradise, with a wide array of delectable options to satisfy any palate. From mouthwatering Southern cuisine and award-winning barbecue to international flavors and innovative fusion dishes, the city has something for every craving. Don’t forget to pair your meal with a local craft beer from one of the many breweries that have sprung up across the city.

Explore the City’s Best Museums

Get a sense of Nashville’s culture and history by visiting the city’s fantastic museums. Nashville is home to many museums, each specializing in its own unique niche, so there’s surely something for your interests. Some of our favorites include:

Shop Until You Drop

No trip to Nashville is complete without finding the perfect souvenir. Luckily, Nashville is home to a wide range of shops. Whether you’re looking for local boutiques or big-name chains, Nashville has you covered. Check out the Fatherland District, where tons of shops, dining, and entertainment options are all in one place. Other great places for shopping around Nashville include Five Points Alley Shops, The Mall at Green Hills, and Opry Mills.

Cool Off After Your Summer Activities in Nashville

After a busy day of enjoying the best summer activities in Nashville, return to your accommodations from UrbanNashville. Whether you are looking for a weekend trip to Nashville or a long-term stay, our vacation rentals have you covered. From luxury condos to unique, budget-friendly historic dorm rooms, a stay with UrbanNashville will provide you with a one-of-a-kind vacation experience! 

Please browse our collection of Nashville rentals online and book today! For more information, please call 615-669-1293.