If you are driving downtown during the week, arrive at 5:01.  The garage prices drop from $20 to only $7.  Usually cheaper to take Lyft or Uber.

Wild Horse Saloon is the only place in Nashville that has line dance lessons every evening and Saturday afternoon.

​Line dancing is a Texas thing--not a Nashville thing

All bars ID in Nashville, no matter your age.  International travelers should keep passports on them as some bars don't accept international drivers licenses.

Downtown has the most tourists.  Midtown and East Nashville are full of locals (East Nashville more hipster--Midtown more academia and music)

Nashville Travel Tips...that only locals know

   About 1/3 of the bars downtown are smoking .  Law mandates that nobody under 21 may enter at any time

Because musicians play for free, bars do not charge cover charges.  The exceptions are Wild Horse and BB Kings at night and Big Bang certain nights.

Most every musician in Nashville play for FREE.  They rely on tips to survive.  Bring plenty of cash to throw in their tip bucket, to keep the music playing in Nashville.

If you want to walk around the Opryland Hotel one day, park way outside the lot at Dave n Busters at Opry Mills and take the back sidewalk to the hotel.  You'll save $20 parking

Loveless Café has great biscuits but is about 15 miles outside of town--quite a hike for bread,

The Bluebird Café is located in the suburbs far from downtown--The show Nashville doesn't even film there anymore