Nashville is within 600 miles of 50 percent of the U.S. population, providing easy access no matter what mode of transportation.
The Nashville International Airport, located approximately 8 miles from the Gaylord Opryland Resort area and from downtown, handles nearly 9 million passengers annually. There are 380 daily arrivals and departures serving 70 markets, including 48 cities with non-stop and same-plane service.
Nashville’s two major carriers – American Airlines and Southwest Airlines – offer special convention incentive packages to in-bound groups. Features of both packages include: discounted fares, toll-free reservation numbers specifically for your group, complimentary tickets based on number of tickets purchased, discounts on cargo shipments and assistance with convention promotion.
|SAMPLE FLIGHT TIMES TO NASHVILLE|
|Baltimore||2 hrs, 35 min|
|Chicago||1 hr, 30 min|
|Dallas||1 hr, 55 min|
|Denver||2 hrs, 30 min|
|Houston||1 hr, 55 min|
|Los Angeles||4 hrs|
|Miami||2 hrs, 15 min|
|New Orleans||1 hr, 25 min|
|New York||2 hrs, 15 min|
|Phoenix||3 hrs, 30 min|
|San Antonio||2 hrs|
|St. Louis||1 hr, 10 min|
|Washington, DC||1 hr, 45 min|
The Nashville International Airport is currently served by the following airlines: American, American Connection, American Eagle, AirCanada, Continental, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier, Southwest, United Express, US Airways and US Airways Express.
Convergence of three major interstate highways – I-40, I-24 and I-65 – provide a convenient drive for many potential convention attendees. I-65 connects the city with Louisville, Indianapolis and Chicago to the north and Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile to the south.
Nashville is dissected by I-40, an east-west freeway that also passes through cities such as Asheville, Knoxville, Memphis, Little Rock and Oklahoma City.
I-24 crosses the city from the northwest to the southwest providing convenient travel from St. Louis and Chattanooga.
|DRIVE TIMES TO NASHVILLE|
|Atlanta (251 miles)||4 hrs, 10 min|
|Chicago (436 miles)||7 hrs, 30 min|
|Cincinnati (282 miles)||4 hrs, 30 min|
|Little Rock (338 miles)||5 hrs, 20 min|
|Louisville (180 miles)||3 hrs|
|Milwaukee (586 miles)||9 hrs|
|New Orleans (546 miles)||8 hrs, 40 min|
|Pittsburgh (582 miles)||9 hrs|
|Shreveport (524 miles)||8 hrs, 10 min|
|St. Louis (306 miles)||5 hrs|
Tennessee is bordered by eight states – Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia – providing extreme accessibility whether by air or by surface transportation.
Nashville typically enjoys a mild and pleasant climate with only a few days of the year having extremely hot or cold conditions. Rainfall is mostly confined to the spring months, but a shower throughout the year is not unusual.
|TEMPERATURE & PRECIPITATION|
|average daily high||average daily low||average precipitation|
|January||46 F/8 C||28 F/-2 C||4.5 in/11.4 cm|
|February||51 F/11 C||30 F/-1 C||4 in/10.2 cm|
|March||60 F/16 C||38 F/3 C||5.6 in/14.2 cm|
|April||71 F/22 C||48 F/9 C||4.5 in/11.4 cm|
|May||79 F/26 C||57 F/14 C||4.6 in/11.7 cm|
|June||87 F/31 C||65 F/18 C||3.7 in/9.4 cm|
|July||90 F/32 C||69 F/21 C||3.8 in/9.7 cm|
|August||89 F/32 C||68 F/20 C||3.4 in/8.6 cm|
|September||83 F/28 C||61 F/16 C||3.7 in/9.4 cm|
|October||72 F/22 C||48 F/9 C||2.6 in/6.6 cm|
|November||59 F/15 C||38 F/3 C||3.5 in/8.9 cm|
|December||50 F/10 C||31 F/-1 C||4.6 in/11.7 cm|
Fall is a celebrated time throughout Tennessee. Visitors come from all over to see the annual changing of the leaves in mid-October. Days are warm and pleasant. Evenings require a sweater or light jacket. Since the weather changes frequently, layered clothing is a good idea to accommodate sunny days and cooler nights. Winter is a great time to visit the city’s many attractions decked out in their holiday finery. Although the climate is mild, winter temperatures do range from cool to cold. If a snowfall occurs, it is usually in January or February and is seldom heavy.