Expert Tips for PCMA Nashville
We want you to have the best time in Music City during PCMA's Convening Leaders, so we have some things to help you on your way.
Nashville's winter is relatively mild but it can get chilly in January! Check the forecast ahead of time to help guide your packing.
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What to Pack
It could be cold outside but it'll be warm inside, so plan for layers! Nashville could always experience mild temperatures in January but a winter coat is encouraged.
We're a music town, so most places are relatively casual and very accepting. Almost anywhere (there are a few exceptions), you should feel just as comfortable in jeans and tennis shoes as in a coat and tie.
There will be shuttles available for travel between hotels and the Music City Center, and downtown Nashville is very walkable, but if you're interested in exploring the greater Music City area, here is some good info to know:
- Free Downtown Bus: Music City Circuit
Look for the green buses! The Music City Circuit gives free rides on two routes 6:30am-11pm on weekdays and 11am-11pm on weekends. The Green Circuit serves key destinations like Music City Center, Gulch restaurants, and Ryman Auditorium, between The Gulch and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The Blue Circuit travels to destinations like Nashville Farmers' Market, Riverfront Park, and Tennessee State Museum, between Riverfront Station and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Get the current schedule and maps on nashvillemta.org/Nashville-MTA-Music-City-Circuit.asp.
- Uber and Lyft
Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are very popular in Nashville and a great way to travel to parts of Nashville outside of the downtown area.
Lyft is offering new users $5 off two rides at http://lyft.com/i/pcmanash or when using the code PCMANASH in the app. For existing users, Lyft is offering 15% off on three rides with code PCMA15.
Uber is offering new users $20 off their first trip when using code RIDEPCMA. Download at get.uber.com
- Taxis are readily available in the downtown area and can be called from or to anywhere in the city. See a list of Nashville taxi companies.
- Car Services offer personal attention and concierge service. Browse these options at visitmusiccity.com/travel.
- Nashville MTA buses move throughout the city. You can view maps, schedules, and fares at nashvillemta.org.
Exploring Music City
Want to see more of Music City? Here are some great resources for that:
- visitmusiccity.com/thingstodo - Excellent information on Nashville attractions, sightseeing tours, shopping, restaurants, and live music
- Live Music Venue Guide App - The free app, available in the App Store and Google Play, is a full guide of where to find live music in Music City. Browse by date, genre, and location, and get directions to be on your way to the music.
- Nashville Visitor Center - With two locations (501 Broadway and 150 4th Avenue North), the Nashville Visitor Center is where to go get trip advice from Nashville Experts, pick up some maps, brochures, and coupons, and even do some shopping for unique Nashville-made gifts (for yourself or friends and family back home!). Check out visitmusiccity.com/visitorcenter for more information.
- Total Access Pass - This discount attraction pass offers admission into six attractions or tours (from 30+ options) and two discounts, saving you up to 50% regular prices. You can purchase the pass online or at the Nashville Visitor Center at Bridgestone Arena.
- The Food! - Nashville has come incredible restaurants, from fine eclectic dining to barbecue joints and everything in between. And you obviously can't leave town without trying the legendary hot chicken. We've collected some Nashville food scene highlights just for you. Bon Appetit!
Have questions? Want ideas? Inspiration on what to do next? Visit us at the Nashville Visitor Center or check us out on social media. We are here:
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We'll see you soon in Music City! We can't wait.