Known as Music City, Nashville will have both you and your pet singing for joy. There’s no shortage of inspiring things to do. And creativity spills out onto the streets in the form of live music, delicious food, and local art. For a small city experience with big city talent, a trip to Nashville is hard to beat.

Best Time To Visit

Best Time To Visit

With the arrival of spring, Nashville opens up with lots of outdoor activities. And you’ll have no trouble finding restaurants with pet friendly patios. Streets can be crowded during the summer high tourist season. And traffic can be a problem. But as kids head back to school, Nashville remains warm and has fewer crowds.

December is definitely a less popular time to visit with a nip in the air. But the Christmas lights at the Opryland Hotel and the Belle Meade Historic Site are worth a stroll to view. And with average temperatures in the 40s and 50s (fahrenheit), it’s not terribly cold. Especially if your favorite traveling companion has a fur coat.


Things Not To Miss

Don’t miss a stroll through Nashville’s city parks—Warner, Shelby, and Centennial. And they even have off-leash play areas for social pups.

You’ll find dozens of restaurants and breweries with pet friendly patios. Great for relaxing after a busy run at the park. 

Step back in time at the Belle Meade Historic Site. They welcome polite pets in the gardens and on the grounds but not in the mansion.