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What are the Best Times to Drive in Nashville?

Updated: May 23

If you’re like me, you hate wasting time in traffic. Few things are worse than wasting hours of your day stuck in traffic. So here’s how to avoid it.


What is the Best time to Drive in Nashville?


The best time to drive in Nashville is going to be either in the morning from 5am to 7am or around noon from 10am to 2pm. It’s not ideal, but lunch time is when it will be best to get most things done here. If where you need to go is open, you may be best off waking up early and getting it done.


What Time is Rush Hour Traffic?


Rush hour is from around 7am to 9am and from 3pm to 7pm. That's when traffic will be most heavy. Its best to plan around these times especially if you have an appointment or deadline. It can get pretty frustrating if you get stuck.


What is the Best Day of the Week to go to Nashville?


Depending on what you want to do, the weekends or the weekdays could be better. If you want to come when everyone is here and there are lots of events going on, you want to come on Friday and Saturday. If you want to avoid most of the crowds, the weekdays and especially Monday and Wednesday are going to be best.


Do You Need a Car if Staying in Downtown Nashville?


There are plenty of rideshare drivers available so you won't have any issues getting most places. If you plan your trip well, you will be in walking distance to most places you want to go. A lot of the hotels have everything you need as well including restaurants, bars, coffee shops and things to do. For the best places to stay, check out this article The 8 Best Hotels to Stay in Nashville.


What is the Off Season for Nashville?


The off season for Nashville is usually January through March. However, Nashville stays pretty busy throughout the year especially in Downtown on Broadway.


What Time Do Most Nashville Bars and Restaurants Close?


Most of the bars in Downtown Nashville will close at 3am. A lot of restaurants will close at 10pm or 9pm on Sundays.


What is the Cheapest Time to Come to Nashville


The best time to get good rates on hotels and accomodations is going to be between January and March. This is typically the slowest season in Nashville. Rates are going to be much lower than during the holidays.

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