Known for its soulful sounds and incredible nightlife scene, the “Athens of the South” is a country paradise for private jet travelers. This popular U.S. destination in the heart of Tennessee offers both southern charm and an array of luxury amenities for everyone to enjoy. Discover what makes this city is a must-visit with Magellan Jets’ destinations guide on how to fly privately to Nashville.
PRIVATE JET TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO Nashville
POPULAR Nashville PRIVATE JET ROUTES
Filled with music, great food and a lot of history, this southern city has several popular routes frequented by private jet travelers. Here are the top places Magellan Jets guests usually fly into Nashville from, as well as information on recommended aircraft, flight time estimates and more.
Tampa Bay TO Nashville
Popular FBOs and Private Terminals: For travelers leaving the Tampa Bay area, many fly out of Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Florida, before arriving at Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Nashville.
Recommended Aircraft: For flights to Nashville from the Tampa Bay area, a Phenom 300 is recommended.
Flight Time Estimate: Aboard a Phenom 300, the estimated flight time is approximately 1.9 hours.
Houston TO Nashville
Popular FBOs and Private Terminals: For travelers leaving the Houston area, many fly out of William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) in Texas, before arriving at Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Nashville.
Recommended Aircraft: For flights to Nashville from the Houston area, a Citation Excel is recommended.
Flight Time Estimate: Aboard a Citation Excel, the estimated flight time is approximately 1.7 hours.
ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTATION NEEDS
For guests who need ground transportation or any other travel needs while arriving and leaving terminals, Magellan Jets’ Guest Services team is happy to arrange them during your visit to Nashville.
WHERE TO STAY IN Nashville
For those who want to embrace the city’s history, there are several iconic hotels that have served everyone from country music megastars to world dignitaries over the years. One of the most storied buildings is the Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville. Built in 1910, this gorgeous and palatial mainstay of the city offers beautiful accommodations that have been enjoyed by the likes of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, as well as over a half dozen U.S. presidents.
If you’re interested in more modern luxuries, there’s no shortage of great places to stay. Just steps from Music Row, Hutton Hotel in Nashville’s West End neighborhood is the perfect mix of upscale chic meets hip urbanity, with a dash of southern comfort. Book a stay in the two-floor, three-bedroom Hutton Suite penthouse to enjoy some seriously awesome perks like a private entrance, fully stocked bar, plus on-call use of the hotel’s Tesla Model S. Additionally, for a luxury boutique experience in Nashville’s The Gulch neighborhood, check out the penthouse suite at Thompson Nashville.
WHERE TO EAT IN Nashville
The city’s culinary scene is piping hot with fine dining experience and, of course, plenty of fantastic spots to grab a bite of Nashville’s famed hot chicken. On the upscale side, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse in downtown Nashville is renowned for its award-winning steak offerings, as well as its seafood and sushi dishes. Not to mention, this beloved restaurant also features top-notch service and an incredible atmosphere that will keep you coming back for more.
Another eatery worth visiting is Pelican & Pig, named the top restaurant in Nashville by Eater in 2019. Billed as a “fine-casual” dining experience, Pelican & Pig offers a delicious menu of wood-fired dishes and elevated takes on southern classics using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Meanwhile, for Nashville hot chicken fans, there’s a plenty of places to dig in on this delicacy. While Hattie B’s is often found at the top of many Tennesseans’ lists, don’t miss out on other heavy-hitting contenders like Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish and Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack South, which is known as the original “Hot Chicken Shack.”
WHAT TO DO In Nashville
As its name suggests, you can’t make a trip to Music City without taking in a show or two. Fans of country crooners will want to take a pilgrimage to the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown or head outside the city to Music Valley to see the famed Grand Ole Opry.
When you’re not swaying to some sweet tunes and enjoying the buzzing nightlife scene, relax with a day of luxe shopping at Green Hills or take in the eclectic collections at the Frist Art Museum. There’s plenty of history for guests to immerse themselves in throughout the city, including Civil War and Revolutionary War sites, mansions and estates, the Civil Rights Room at the Nashville Public Library and so much more.
Don’t forget to take in the fresh air and natural wonders at hot spots like Centennial Park or the Shelby Bottoms Greenway. Attractions like the Nashville Cheekwood Gardens also offer tours of their expansive estate.