How Safe Is Nashville for Travel?

Nashville, United States
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Nashville is the capital and most populous city in Tennessee and its downtown area features a lot of entertainment, dining, cultural and architectural attractions.

These are the reasons why so many travelers decide to visit this city annually.

Furthermore, tourists can attend live performances of the Grand Ole Opry, the world’s longest-running live radio show.

Being that both cultural and architectural attractions can be found throughout the city, our suggestion is not to waste your time and start packing your suitcases without worrying about your safety there.

Nashville is waiting for you.

Warnings & Dangers in Nashville

Overall Risk


In order to remain safe in Nashville, tourists will need to keep in mind many things related to staying safe while traveling. Generally, the city has instances of criminal acts both in public places and in the means of transport, but vigilant tourists usually remain trouble-free.

Transport & Taxis Risk


No matter which transportation option you choose - trains, driving, taxis or buses, you need to stay alert in the means of public transport. Plus, you should make a deal with the taxi driver, so as not to be overcharged.

Pickpockets Risk


Both pickpockets and burglars in Nashville have the aim of stealing money, valuable things and passports. The only difference is that burglary involves someone unlawfully entering a building and committing a crime, while pickpockets often commit theft on the street.

Natural Disasters Risk


When autumn and springs are rainy, there is a chance of the area being flooded. In case of emergency, tourists should call the emergency service number and ask for help.

Mugging Risk


In case of a robbery, particularly if it involves guns, do not resist, but comply with the robbers' demands. They are usually after your money and passport.

Terrorism Risk


If the worst were to happen, you should react wisely. When getting into the country, you can obtain the local emergency services number and call them for further guidelines.

Scams Risk


Being a victim of a crime can be a traumatic experience, especially if you do not expect it to happen. So you are suggested not to accept drinks and food from strangers.

Women Travelers Risk


Generally speaking, women can be victims of pickpockets just like any other person. The best way of staying safe in Nashville is to avoid going out alone at night, and not attracting too much attention.

So... How Safe Is Nashville Really?

In this article, ideas on how to avoid certain situations and what to do if you become a victim of a crime are also included so as to make our readers ready for any kind of incident.

There were instances when tourists were attacked with the aim of taking their money and valuables.

If that happens to you, you should not touch any evidence that they may have left behind themselves.

You need to report the location of any evidence to the police.

Those who decide to rent a car and drive here must carry their driver’s license with them all the time and should avoid getting to the dangerous areas of the city, especially at night.

Sometimes, tourists might get lost in the dangerous parts, and it is important that they stay calm, do not panic and try to get out of those areas as soon as possible.

Those who decide to rent a car should know that many crimes involve thefts from automobiles.

Do not leave your belongings inside and do not sleep in a car on a car park or areas for rest by the road.

How Does Nashville Compare?

CitySafety Index
San Francisco61
Belize City (Belize)37
La Paz (Bolivia)52
Sao Paulo (Brazil)45

Useful Information

  • Visas - No matter if you are coming for business, as a tourist or want to stay for a longer period of time, you will need to get a visa so as to be able to enter the country.
  • Currency - The official currency of the United States is the American Dollar. You will need to exchange money, and you are suggested to do that only in banks and exchange offices.
  • Weather - Nashville, Tennessee has a temperate climate, which includes warm summers and mild winters. During the winter snowfall occurs but it is usually not heavy.
  • Airports - Nashville International Airport is both a public and military airport in the southeastern section of Nashville, Tennessee. It is located 8 miles east of downtown Nashville and it serves more than 17 million passengers per year.
  • Travel Insurance - Each tourist is advised to take travel insurance prior to setting off on a journey. Hospitals in Nashville will ask for the insurance in case something happens to you and if you do not have it, they will charge you for their services.
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Nashville Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 3° C
Feb 6° C
Mar 10° C
Apr 15° C
May 19° C
Jun 24° C
Jul 26° C
Aug 26° C
Sep 22° C
Oct 16° C
Nov 10° C
Dec 5° C
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2 Reviews on Nashville

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    Clarise says:

    Been coming back for some time

    Nashville is a great place to visit with lots of opportunities for dining, cultural events and entertainment options. You won’t get bored here that’s certain. The live performances of the Grand Ole Opry are something else. I like coming back here every few years.

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    Laura Naod says:

    Be alert & aware of surroundings

    A lot of homeless – have been approached by them multiple times in my travels here and not uncommon to see fights between them downtown. Have witnessed many who are so drugged under the bridges downtown near Broadway. Watched a squad take someone in to check them out, who needed to be taken to hospital, return them back on the street. Person was drugged out of their mind. When I asked the EMT why putting them back on street was told they’d been called on this person three times in five hours. Have seen knives in open downtown. Don’t be surprised as wearing guns is a thing- open carry in TN. Just be careful and watch your back as in any large city. Don’t walk down alleys or in garages alone day or esp night. There are many places to see and great restaurants, but I’ve been here enough for work to say it’s not a place I care to frequent.

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