“Business in the front, party in the back,” doesn’t just describe the hairstyle Billy Ray Cyrus was sporting around town in the 90s. Use this phrase as your inspiration for Nashville business travel! Sure, you’ll be in town for work, but it’s essential to schedule some time for play after the job is done. Below, you’ll discover everything you need to know as you plan your business trip to Music City. There is so much to discover here in Nashville. We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants and activities in our complimentary Travel Guide so you’ll be ready to rock and roll in no time!
How to Make the Most of Your Nashville Business Travel
You’re on a business trip to Nashville, TN: an exciting city that Forbes named one of the best places to travel in the U.S. You’re probably wondering how you can make the most out of your stay in the Music City. We’ve crafted the perfect offbeat guide to your Nashville business trip so you know where the best food is and how to get around with ease.
Convention Centers in Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee is home to two award-winning convention centers. You may be heading to one of them for a conference, so it’s essential to do a little research about the space before you arrive. Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is in the heart of downtown Nashville and just a few minutes away from Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry. Nashville Music City Center is also located in downtown Nashville. This architectural building is an icon for country music as it is home to the CMA Fest!
Parking in Downtown Nashville
There are many parking garages available if you’re driving around the city. Do keep in mind that lots of people commute to Nashville so traffic can get a little congested. You may want to schedule some extra drive time in order to make your meetings.
Airport Transportation to Downtown
There are plenty of ways to get around from the Nashville International Airport. Transportation services include hourly buses that pick up and drop off downtown, the Music City Star Commuter Rail (which travels from Lebanon to Riverfront Park downtown), and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Another way to get around is a bus service called the Music City Circuit. The service is fast and easy and runs from Monday to Saturday.
Where to Eat After Work
You haven’t fully experienced Nashville until you’ve tried some Southern soul food restaurants. Music City is home to some of the best hot chicken. You’ll find yourself crying when eating it—either from tears of joy or the level of heat!
Prince’s Hot Chicken is believed to be the source of Nashville’s hot chicken movement. The spicy fried chicken was originally created as revenge but turned out to be rather enjoyable! You can choose from six levels of heat at this Tennessee hot spot!
Homemade biscuits are also a big deal here in Nashville. We highly recommend Biscuit Love if you’re craving warm, buttery comfort food. This delicious breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot is home to the Best Sandwich in America, the “East Nasty.”
Happy Hour in Nashville
When 5 o’clock rolls around, it’s time to unwind with your coworkers and associates! Tennessee Brew Works is one of the best breweries in town. They offer an amazing selection of high-quality beers, including year-round and seasonal brews. They also offer tours if you stay for the weekend!
Or, bond with your colleagues while pedaling around the city! The Nashville Pedal Tavern is a party bike that allows you to tour the city for two hours while enjoying a cold one.
A Playlist Properties Rental Is Perfect for Nashville Business Travel
After a long day of work and play, settle down at a Playlist Properties vacation rental. We offer an array of luxurious properties in downtown Nashville—you’ll be close to all of the best convention centers, workspaces, restaurants, and bars. If work takes you on the outskirts of the city, we have properties in several other Nashville neighborhoods, as well. You’ll find the perfect rental to suit your personality. Each property features chic decor and comfortable furnishings. Jazz up your business trip by choosing one with a beautiful rooftop view of the city!
Ready to advance your career in the bustling city of Nashville, Tennessee? Check our availability and start planning your trip now!