What to wear in Nashville in April
While a trip to the capital of country music doesn’t seem like a hard thing to pack for, as any local will tell you, the unpredictable weather can make it quite a challenge. As one Trippy member pointed out:
“Early April can be chilly, can be almost summer, can be anything, TN weather is very, very capricious. I have seen Dec, Jan with snow storms and chains on the struggling cars one day, and two days later spring weather in the 70's - that is what makes tornadoes. Yes, you can have a tornado for Easter too, like the Good Friday one a few years back. Just prepare! and pray???”
Here are some of the suggestions Trippy.com members have about how to pack for Music City:
Q: How to pack for Nashville trip/tour in early April
Taking a trip to Nashville Apr 7-11 and will be taking tours of the popular attractions and attending Opry on Tuesday night. What kind of temps can I expect and how dressy/casual should I pack? Will I have the need for a dress and/or black pants and dressy shoes? I'm traveling with a friend and we're both married so not trying to impress anyone, lol! Thanks!
What clothing to pack for a spring trip to Nashville:
“This year may be the exception, but generally shorts and carry a sweater”
“As far as dress; casual pants, shorts and tops, a skirt and top and a dress for evenings.”
“Weather is VERY variable in TN and it has been a hard winter - prepare for rain too and some warm things.”
Note that there’s one item you should stear clear of completely:
“don't wear daisy dukes to town”
Should I bring Western wear to Nashville or will I look like a tourist?
Of course, most travelers want to know if they should bring those western shirts they’ve been stockpiling:
“ . . .if we wore western shirts or boots we wouldn't look like posers or stand out like sore thumbs?”
Apparently, the verdict is clear that you should bring them:
“If you have Western gear then take it, you'll feel at home.”
“ . . .use the cowboy hat at the 2 step bar...”
“And here's me thinking that in Nashville, everybody walked ‘round in boots and Stetsons and bugger all else!”
“Not everybody, just the locals.”
What shoes to pack for a spring trip to Nashville:
While most suggest sandals for walking and heels for dressing up, if you have a hankerin’ to wear some good old fashioned cowboy boots, go right ahead and bring ‘em—you’ll be in good company!
“You'll see a lot of boots.”
In addition to things to wear, you might also want to bring some meds:
“The weather should be lovely in April but pollen could be a problem if you have allergies.”
So there you have it! Have a great time and tell the locals we said howdy!