Set and Rise is headed to Nashville!

Nashville, the capital city of Tennessee, has a rich history and large impact on American culture. It began with Native Americans and French-Canadian settlers living and trading furs until the area was abandoned around 1740. Fast forward to 1779 when the Overmountain men settled and started to develop the strategic location on the Cumberland River. Nashville has been home to two US presidents and many musicians that have risen to fame. Nashville is a must-see city for anyone interested in some classic American history. Let’s dig into the brief summary of what you should KNOW-BEFORE- YOU-GO!

GETTING THERE: The easiest ways to get to Nashville is by air with arrivals in Nashville International Airport (BNA). Many can also easily drive to Nashville from other cities in the United States. Click here to quickly and easily search for flights.

CLIMATE: Nashville does enjoy all the seasons. Summer is usually hot and muggy while winter is cold and wet. The average temperature during summer is around 80-85 °F and in January, the coldest months average about 39 °F. What’s the current weather in Nashville? Click here.

MONEY/CURRENCY (CREDIT CARDS, DEBIT CARDS, TIPPING, ATMS): The main currency is the United States Dollar with all restaurants, stores, and hotels accepting credit cards, debit cards, and cash. While ATMs are readily available throughout the city, many will charge a fee for each withdrawal. Tipping is customary and averages 15-20%. Download a tipping app on your phone for quick and easy reference.

TOP TEN THINGS TO DO AND SEE:

1. Andrew Jackson Hermitage

2. Grand Ole Opry

3. Tennessee State Capitol

4. Tennessee State Museum

5. National Museum of African American Music

6. Ryman Auditorium

7. Country Music Hall of Fame

8. The Parthenon

9. 12 South Neighborhood and “I Believe in Nashville” mural

10. Belle Meade Plantation

(e-mail Christy@setandrisevacations.com for a full detailed itinerary)

5 Fast Facts:

1. Nashville was founded on Christmas Eve in 1779.

2. Nashville is home to the only full-scale replica of the Parthenon.

3. The famous Grand Ole Opry was originally named the WSM Barn Dance.

4. Nashville hosts the world’s largest songwriter’s festival called Tin Pan South.

5. While visiting the Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, President Theodore Roosevelt coined the phrase “good to the last drop” after drinking a cup of local Nashville coffee. The Maxwell House coffee company still uses the slogan today.

5 Things to Pack:

1. Comfortable walking shoes.

2. Sunscreen, especially if you are visiting during summer months.

3. A couple of nice outfits perfect for a nicer dinner, show or night out on the Honky Tonk Highway.

4. Light jacket for evenings when there can be a chill once the sun is gone.

5. Light backpack to keep your water bottle and stash souvenirs from great vintage shops throughout town.

(I have a full packing list I would love to e-mail to you)

 What are you most interested in doing on this trip? Let me know when we chat about your next trip to Nashville!!!