Serving nearly 10 million passengers each year, Nashville Airport is located in the central Tennessee city of Nashville, just eight miles from downtown. The three-level main terminal connects to four concourses containing 47 carrier gates. The main concourses look over four main runways, which the airport shares with the Tennessee Air National Guard.

Travelers can book flights, check in and check baggage on the third level of the terminal. Arriving passengers can claim their baggage on the second level, and then proceed to the first level where eight separate agencies offer budget car rental at Nashville Airport.

Inside the airport are many places for hungry travelers to enjoy a meal with some local flavor. One of the most well known Nashville based chains, Tootsies, has a location in Concourse C. Tootsies serves up a variety of American dishes, while surrounding their guests with a Nashville country music inspired atmosphere.

Once you have set up car rental at Nashville Airport, head downtown to 16th and 17th Avenue to explore the famous Nashville Music Row. Here, hundreds of companies and businesses cater to the area’s well known country, gospel and contemporary Christian music recording industry.

If you enjoy riverboat cruises, Nashville’s 300 paddle General Jackson Showboat can’t be missed. Tickets can be purchased about 8 miles north of the airport on Opryland Drive, which can be easily reached via car hire at Nashville Airport. Enjoy a slow, peaceful cruise down the Cumberland River and head up to the massive Victorian theater on the second and third decks to enjoy live shows all evening.