Traveling with Pets? Plenty to do in Nashville!
Traveling with pets to Nashville, Tennessee? Or NashVegas to the locals, is a mecca of Southern Hospitality. It is the country music capital of the world and the glitz and glamour of the city’s music scene earned it the nickname NashVegas. And while the Grand Ol’ Opry frowns on non-service dogs traipsing up and down its revered aisles, there is still plenty to do with your dog when visiting Nashville, Tennessee. From hotels to restaurants, dog parks to hiking trails, there are a myriad of quality activities you can enjoy with your hound in Nashville. Find it all on our Nashville Travel Guide designed specifically so pet owners can travel easily.
Shelby Bottoms Greenway is an 810 acre park measuring three miles long and ½ mile wide with trails to hike and water for both pooch and person to frolic in. The park is close to Central Nashville and offers a green respite from city life for residents and visitors alike. Hiking, biking, strolling and picnicking are amongst Shelby Bottoms-goers favorite things to do. Shelby Bottoms Greenway has a fenced in, dedicated dog park with grass, waste disposal bags, water fountains and benches. No bathrooms for people are available in the dog park area, so go prepared.
When it’s time to grab a bit to eat, its best to gravitate towards restaurants with outdoor patios. Nashvillians with canine companions are doggone nuts about Jackson’s Bar and Bistro on 21st Avenue. Also big with the four legged friend set are Jack’s BBQ and Fido Dido coffee shop. Should you find a need for doggie day care while visiting Nashville, your options are nearly endless. Businesses like the Bark-O-Lounge (love it!), Dogtopia and Camp Bow Wow can watch your dog while you visit attractions like the Grand Ole’ Opry, the Opry’s museum or the Country Music Hall of Fame. There’s no lack of fun things to do in Nashville when traveling with pets or on your own. Know that when your dog isn’t allowed at a venue, Nashville is well equipped to provide Fido with an enjoyable day in doggie daycare.
As always, Vacation Pet Friendly has your back when it comes to hotels and lodging. Music City, USA offers a wealth of pet friendly hotels from riverfront lodgings close to restaurants, bars and nightlife, to downtown locales that have a ton of amenities. Loews Vanderbilt Plaza, a group of Hiltons, Sheratons and Best Westerns (amongst others!) are all pet friendly. Boutique Hotel Preston has a whole floor that is pet friendly. Be sure to check with Vacation Pet Friendly for the latest policies governing pet stays in Nashville’s hotels.
Remember, booking early is essential when traveling with pets. See what’s available today so you get the best deals. Start your search for pet friendly hotels in Nashville here. Then sit back and think of all the fun things you can do when you get there!