If it’s your first time traveling to the Music City, deciding what to pack for Nashville can be overwhelming. Between the exciting nightlife, incredible museums, delicious restaurants, and endless outdoor activities, stripping your packing list down to just the essentials is always difficult. Everyone’s itinerary looks a little different, and so does everyone’s suitcase. If you need tailored help deciding what to bring on your trip, just continue reading below! Before you go, don’t forget to take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. Full of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and events, our guide is the key to an unforgettable getaway!
What to Pack For Nashville
Nashville has a style that’s all its own. As the home of country music, many of the locals wear cowboy boots and hats almost year round. Western wear is a major part of the culture, but the town is also one of the most eclectic in the south. Overall, the vibe is casual and relaxed. No one is taking their attire too seriously, so you shouldn’t sweat it either.
For Summer or Winter
If you’re visiting Nashville in the middle of the summer, the highs hover around 90 degrees Fahrenheit. We suggest packing shorts and plenty of tank tops if you’re visiting during the hottest time of the year. For winter, lows never really reach below 30 degrees and stay around 50 most of the time. Pants, long-sleeve shirts, and one or two light jackets are usually all you’ll need!
For History Buffs and Sightseers
The best way to see Nashville is on foot. Whether you’re visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame or hopping between the town’s top attractions, you’re going to be walking quite a bit! Make sure you pack comfortable clothing and some shoes that will support your feet for the day!
For Going Out to Eat
The list of can’t miss restaurants in Nashville could fill an entire book. From upscale dining to local bar food, an entire world is waiting to be explored. For high-end, sit-down restaurants a more sophisticated wardrobe is required. However, most of Nashville’s restaurants serve delicious food in a casual setting, so if you’re planning on packing light you can still find incredible food without the fuss of fine-dining.
For A Night on the Town
Nashville’s nightlife is where the city makes a name for itself. Whether you’re interested in live music or bar hopping, an exciting night is in store. Nashville is trendy but casual. Don’t go overboard with your outfit when you’re planning your night out. The atmosphere is fun and stylish but relaxed!
Where to Stay in Downtown Nashville
Stay within walking distance of all of the best downtown Nashville restaurants when you book a Playlist Properties vacation rental! Our downtown properties feature unique and stylish decor, scenic views, free parking, convenient keycode entry, and so much more. There’s nothing finer than being within walking distance of everything Music City has to offer! After you’ve had your fill of eating out, satisfy that craving by cooking up a delicious meal in your rental’s fully-stocked kitchen. You won’t find that in a hotel room!