Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Downtown Nashville

Enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Downtown Nashville. This welcoming city allures visitors with its bars and hockey games. Tennessee State Capitol and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum are just a couple of the must-sees. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Downtown Nashville

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Downtown Nashville a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ascend Amphitheater (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Tennessee State Fairgrounds (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Nashville Zoo (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Wave Country (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Two Rivers Golf Course (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Nashboro Golf Club (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Nashville

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Downtown Nashville is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Riverfront Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Ascend Amphitheater (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Cumberland Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Fort Negley Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Centennial Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Downtown Nashville

Fly into Nashville, TN (BNA-Nashville Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Smyrna, TN (MQY), which is 17.9 mi (28.8 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Nashville Riverfront Station.

Where to stay near Downtown?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 791 house rentals near Downtown. From 503 Condos/Apartments to 224 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downtown for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • East Nashville: 2,002 vacation rentals
  • Edgehill: 380 vacation rentals
  • Music Row: 1,472 vacation rentals
  • The Gulch: 763 vacation rentals
  • Lockeland Springs: 1,281 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bridgestone Arena: 2,334 home rentals
  • Music City Center: 2,902 home rentals
  • Nashville Convention Center: 2,895 home rentals
  • Ryman Auditorium: 2,892 home rentals
  • Tennessee State Capitol: 2,903 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 503 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 224 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 34 lodging choices
  • Studios: 260 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 175 vacation homes with pool available in Downtown.

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