While almost everyone loves to travel and get to know a new place in the world, no one really likes to spend the hundreds or thousands of dollars it usually costs to make this traveling happen.
If you’re a lover of music and a southern way of life, you’ve likely wanted to visit Nashville, Tennessee, at one point or another. So to help you make this dream come true without having to spend an arm and a leg on it, here are three tips for saving money on a trip to Nashville.
Go Out For Lunch Rather Than Dinner
Regardless of what city you’re visiting, you’ll find that the costs for food are markedly higher when getting dinner than when getting lunch. Especially in a city like Nashville, this can have a big impact on how much money you’re spending during your trip.
To save on these costs, Stephanie Sargent, a contributor to U.S. News and World Report, recommends that you visit the more well-known and higher-end restaurants for lunch rather than for dinner. By doing this, you’ll still be able to experience some of the amazing cuisine that the restaurants of Nashville have to offer without paying the higher sticker price of eating those meals for dinner.
Take Advantage Of All the Free Music
Nashville’s music scene is arguably what the city is most well known for. While most big names in music will roll through town when on tour, you can actually find a lot of free music all over the city without having to pay for an expensive ticket.
According to Caroline Hallemann, a contributor to Travel and Leisure, some of the best places to check out if you’re wanting to listen to some free music from up-and-coming artists include the bars on Lower Broadway, the Bluebird Cafe, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Centennial Park and more. Additionally, you can also find people busking all over the city, but keep in mind that it’s good etiquette to leave some money for them if you stop to listen for a while.
Do Your Own Exploring
Although the actual city of Nashville isn’t too big, there’s a lot of exploring that you can do on your own in the area without hiring a guide or taking a tour. According to Trip Advisor, some of the best places to get out of your rental car and explore include Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, Radnor Lake State Park, Natchez Trace Parkway, and more.
Additionally, walking all around the downtown area can also be fun, especially since it will get you out of any busy traffic and keep you from having to find a parking spot amid all the other visitors, which is often when many travelers get into car accidents.
If you’re thinking about taking a trip to Nashville, consider the tips mentioned to help you have a great time and save yourself some money along the way.