Located in the northern part of the state of Tennessee is the vibrant city of Nashville. Famous for its links to country music, a Nashville holiday can offer a taste of history, culture and tradition as well as some brilliant music. A Nashville holiday rental apartment provides a perfect getaway base for exploring the rhythm, rhyme and reason of this spectacular city.
A Nashville holiday will offer plenty of things to do and see in a vibrant atmosphere. As Nashville is known as “The Music City” no trip would be complete without a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Situated in the heart of downtown Nashville, the museum has an array of memorabilia relating to the massively popular country music scene. There are bright costumes, gold discs and displays of historical music performances to be enjoyed. Also worth a visit is Fort Nashborough, which was the structure around which the city was built. The fort was originally built on the banks of the Cumberland River by pioneers in 1779 and has been reconstructed for present-day visitors to view. Other activities that are available in Nashville include cycling, golf, tennis, fishing, hiking and bird watching.
If you can prise yourself away from your wonderful Nashville holiday rental apartment, head on down to the city of Franklin. Located approximately 33 kilometres to the south of Nashville, Franklin is a city steeped in American history, most notably the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War.
The first place to visit when you arrive in Franklin is the Carnton Plantation and McGavock Confederate Cemetery. The plantation was owned by the former mayor of Nashville, Randal McGavock, who passed it on to his son John when he died. During the Battle of Franklin in 1884, the plantation was used as a field hospital for injured soldiers. Two years later John and his wife, Carrie, donated 2 acres of the plantation to ensure Confederate soldiers were given a proper burial.
The Lotz House Museum is also an interesting place to visit. This old house sits on the site of the battlefield and is packed with information and collections relating to the Battle of Franklin as well as featuring artefacts from the Old West and Native Indian history.
Travellers on a Nashville holiday will experience a continental climate which means that there are very warm, humid summers and cool winters. The average temperature during the summer months can be as high as 32°C during the daytime. The warmest months to go on a Nashville holiday are July, August and September. The winter months see temperatures during the day of at least 9°C, although it can fall as low as -1°C. The average rainfall for Nashville per year is 48 inches.
Travellers to Nashville can land at Nashville International Airport (BNA) which is located on the outskirts of the city. Air operators offering cheap flights to Nashville include BMI, Delta Airlines, British Airways, US Airways and Air France. Travellers can depart from various airports in the UK such as Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), East Midlands (EMA) and Edinburgh (EDI).