Nashville is an incredible city filled with a million and one different things to do, so it’s important when planning a trip to Nashville to consider absolutely everything you can in advance. From choosing where you’re going to stay to deciding what activities you want to do on the day, the more you plan, the better your trip will be.
With that in mind, here are 6 things to consider when planning a trip to Nashville:
What Is Your Budget?
The first thing you need to do is work out what your budget is for the whole trip. This doesn’t just mean creating one overall budget but an individual line item for each separate aspect of the trip. This means thinking about your transport, your accommodation, the activities you’re going to do and the food you’re going to eat. You may also want to consider setting a contingency budget that can be used in case of emergency. After all, you never know what could happen (like the time I had my passport stolen!).
When Do You Want To Go?
Deciding when you want to go is a vital part of planning a trip to Nashville and is probably one of the first things you need to do. Depending on your budget, you can choose to go either or in out of season. Going out of season will dramatically reduce your costs, but you may find that the weather is not as nice and there are not as many things to do.
Spring and Summer are considered the “peak” season because of the beautiful weather and outside events (April to October), so the rest of the year would be the low season.
How Long Do You Want To For?
Another important aspect to consider is how long do you want to go? Whilst it’s not normally a destination that people go for a longer period of time, it could be part of a longer trip to the states or Tennessee! Deciding this before you book is vital.
Where Are You Going To Stay?
Once you’ve decided on your dates and how long you’re going for, you can start to think about where you want to stay. You need to consider whether or not you want to stay close to the center of the city or a little farther out to cut your costs. If you’re looking for a hotel close to one of the cities most popular attractions, you can visit this hotel near Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
What Do You Want To Do When You’re There?
One of the most important aspects of your trip is finding out what you want to do while you’re there. With so many incredible things to do in Nashville it’s important you do enough research to have the best trip you can possibly have! From the Grand Old Opry to the Ryman Auditorium, you need to have a list ready for when you arrive. You don’t want to spend your precious vacation time planning!
What Are You Going To Eat While There?
Nashville is known for its incredible food (not quite as famous as the Memphis BBQ scene), so you need to consider what you’re going to eat while you’re there. One of the best ways to do this is to find inspiration on sites like Instagram and Pinterest, as people love to share their foodie experiences online.
Are you visiting Nashville soon or have you ever? What do you need to prepare in advance? Let me know in the comments section below.