Things to Do in Nashville

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Nashville is known as the Music City. It is a major location for music production and recording. Many recording companies have their offices in this city. Musicians and songwriters travel to this town to pursue their dreams of becoming a music star. Many live music events and concerts are being held especially during April to September. And if you use of Priceline’s express deals, it becomes even more affordable.

The Music City Independence day Concert Spectacular is Nashville’s biggest event. It is held every July 4, at the downtown Riverfront Park. People can enjoy many live event concerts performed by well-known artists and musicians while watching the fireworks displays.

For all food lovers, Nashville is also home to so many restaurants. These restaurants offer a broad assortment of gourmet food to choose from.

Similar to music, Nashville caters to all the different types of people. As you are enjoying your meal, you can also relax to the music being played by musicians serenading you.

After enjoying your meal, it is time to experience the nightlife of Nashville. Nightclubs and bars are open even late at night for those who want to party all night long. There are also family-oriented shows at the Music Valley area.

Nashville further has other attractions it is proud of. You can visit the place like Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry. The city’s museum features artwork giving opportunity for visitors to experience and understand the history of the area.

Nashville’s botanical gardens offers an assortment of plant life you may never have known about. The City of Parks is a good place for nature tripping. And the Centennial Park showcases the full-size replica of the Greek Parthenon. This park is also home of the city art museum.

nashville science centerThe Adventure Science Center is very interesting to kids. It provides a lot of fun hands-on exhibits for the children. Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is another place where the kids would truly have fun. The zoo features a giant playground called the Jungle Gym.

In any place, people will look for a place to shop, and Nashville has it. If you are interested in a traditional Nashville outfit, the Music Valley Village is a place for so many souvenir shops selling traditional Nashville outfits like boots and hats. For those who are fond of antique items, they can go to 8th Avenue Antique District or Hillsboro Village. Meanwhile, the Goodlettsville antique Community showcases eight packed malls and shops which provide affordable antique items.

For those who want to follow trends, try going to 12th Avenue, South District and Five Points. They sell unique and trendy items. On the other hand, stores offering an old-fashioned Italian setting can be found in Nashville Arcade, located at the heart of the business district. With a lot of shopping malls found around the city, Nashville continues to be a perfect place for shopping enthusiasts.

As you are about to go home, it would be a great idea to buy a souvenir taken from the city of music. No other great souvenir to bring home than recording your own song. You can cut a song demo of the song you have written. If you want, you can choose a song from the menu of songs being offered.

Drury Inn and Suites Nashville Airport

This budget hotel lies about a half mile away from the Nashville International Airport and 5 miles away from downtown Nashville. It is close to some attractions such as the Opry Mills, the Country Music Hall Of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. They offer complimentary hot and quick breakfast including Belgian waffles, sausage, biscuit, scrambled egg and free beverage.

It also features free airport shuttle services, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool as well as a whirlpool, exercise room, laundry facilities and a business room. All guestrooms have refrigerators, hairdryers, telephones with voice mail and cable television, coffee maker as well as free high speed Internet access, daily maid services and iron with ironing board.

The complete address of the hotel is 555 Donelson Pike, Nashville Tennessee.

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Hilton Nashville Airport Hotel
This hotel conveniently lies close to some Nashville attractions. The hotel is 6 miles away from the General Jackson Showboat, Opry Miles and 7 miles away from the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Convention Center and Ryman Auditorium. It is also 8 miles away from the Heritage, 10 miles away from the Nashville Zoo and 11 Miles away from the Parthenon.

They have 119 guestrooms, dry cleaning valet, laundry facilities and wakeup services along with heated outdoor swimming pools, a business center and free high speed wireless Internet access. All guestrooms feature a refrigerator, hairdryer, telephone with voice mail, coffee maker, wireless internet access and iron with ironing board.

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Hampton Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt
This hotel lies in the center of Nashville and 1 block away from Vanderbilt. The hotel is 6 blocks away from the Ryman Auditorium and Parthenon. It is also 8 blocks away from the Frist Center of the Arts and Nashville Arena. It features 171 guestrooms, a fitness room, conference facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, complimentary high speed wireless Internet access and a game room.

All guestrooms feature a hairdryer, rollaway beds, coffee and tea makers, complimentary toiletries along with satellite television, telephone with voice mail and high speed wireless access.

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Music Row Hotels:

Best Western Music Raw
This music row hotel lies along the business district of Nashville. The hotel is 1 block away from the Music Row and 1 mile away from the Nashville Convention Center, Country Music Hall and Downtown Nashville as well as from Sommet Center, Riverfront Park and Vanderbilt University. It is also 3 miles away from the Tennessee State Fairgrounds and 12 miles away from the Grand Ole Opry and Gaylord Opryland Resort.

This five-storey property has an outdoor seasonal swimming pool, complimentary breakfast, meeting rooms and business services, 24-hour front desk as well as laundry facilities, a business center and fitness equipment. All guestrooms have satellite television, a hairdryer, wake-up calls, and multi-line phones with voice mail as well as a refrigerator, coffee maker, rollaway bed and electronic magnetic keys.

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
This luxury music row hotel lies in the city center and 1 block away from the Vanderbilt University. The hotel is 3 blocks away from the Centennial Sportsplex and 5 blocks away from the Centennial Park and the Parthenon. It is also 1 mile away from the Music Row, Sommet Center, Nashville Convention Center, Ryman Auditorium and Country Music Hall of Fame.

The hotel features a full-service health spa, massage treatment room, concierge desk and services ad fitness equipment, conference rooms as well as a business center event catering, secretarial services and high speed wireless Internet access. All guestrooms have high speed Internet access, satellite television with premium channels along with video-game consoles, a refrigerator, coffee maker, bathroom scale, rollaway bed and daily housekeeping.

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