JetBlue has set its sights on Music City, USA, with the announcement that it will fly to Nashville from Boston and Fort Lauderdale. The nonstop flights will begin on May 5, 2016.
There will be two daily flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport, and one from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The rollout of these new routes is part of JetBlue’s plan to expand its service in both Boston and southern Florida.
JetBlue will fly its 150-seat Airbus A320, which is known for having spacious leather seats and generous legroom. And passengers can take advantage of JetBlue’s free snacks and beverages, as well as seat-back entertainment from DIRECTV and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Members of JetBlue’s loyalty program, TrueBlue, can book these flights with their points. If you’re buying a cash ticket, remember to use your co-branded JetBlue credit card to earn the maximum points.
What’s Shaking in Nashville
Nashville is the capital of Tennessee, but it’s known throughout the world as Music City. It’s the epicenter for country music, with 180 recording studios and thousands of musicians performing throughout town.
While the live music, good times and great food are perhaps the city’s biggest draws, Nashville is also the home of a whole host of museums and attractions, including Elvis’ home, Graceland, and the Grand Ole Opry.
Downtown Nashville has a nearly endless supply of honky-tonks, dive bars and dance halls offering country music. The Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium are also located downtown. They offer an insider’s view of Nashville’s musical and cultural history.
Consider a tour of RCA Studio B. You’ll see where some of country music’s most famous icons recorded their albums, including Elvis, Dolly Parton, Chet Atkins and Roy Orbison.
You can also check out the The Parthenon, replica of the ancient Parthenon in Athens, located in Centennial Park. While the exterior is quite eye-catching, it’s also home to a museum and an art gallery. Alan LeQuire’s sculpture, the Athena Parthenos, is located there.
If you’re into food trucks, Nashville has plenty to choose from. Foodie faves include Apollo Burgers, Music City Pie Company, A Little Italian and Bacon Nation. There’s a lot to do in Nashville, so it may take a few trips to get it all in.