Should visitors rent a car in Nashville?

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Claire Gibson

In a word, yes. Nashville's public transit system isn't exactly easy to navigate, and since Nashville's roads and highways are rarely crowded with traffic, using a rental car is easy, convenient, and relatively inexpensive. Parking is typically plentiful and free (except for some areas downtown), so visitors can easily ride from one area of town to another without much hassle. 

When you have a rental car, it will enable you to see all of Nashville's great neighborhoods, as well as some great attractions outside of the metropolitan center, like Arrington Vineyards, or Andrew Jackson's home at the Hermitage.  Though not required, a rental car will certainly make your trip to Nashville more enjoyable. 

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