They wanted to stay somewhere close to downtown and take in all the sights & sounds that Music City has to offer — over the course of 2 or 3 days.
They would be flying in and taking a cab ride to the hotel. Therefore, they would not have a car at their disposal.
They asked for some advice since we’ve lived here for awhile and love the nightlife.
Here’s what we recommended…
Downtown Nashville Hotels
Both of these hotels are often highly recommended due to their convenient location downtown. They are both quite nice.
The Hilton should be about the same price and is a little more centrally located.
Now, mind you… the Hilton is about 1 block from the Sheraton. But at the Hilton you can stumble right off Broadway and into your room.
The Hilton is also right next to the Bridgestone Arena (concerts, hockey, etc) and about 20 steps from the top end of the entertainment district that runs from Broadway and 8th Avenue (where the Hilton is) down to Broadway and 2nd Avenue.
The Country Music Hall of Fame basically sits in the parking lot of the Hilton hotel.
Fun Things To Do Downtown
Here are highlights from some of our fun times on Broadway:
- Our Pub Crawl Thru Nashville Honky Tonks On Broadway
- Nashville Through The Eyes Of A Child
- I Love Being A Tourist In Nashville!
- A Nashville Guide To Nightlife And Pub Crawls
Most everything downtown has “no cover” — except for Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar, Wildhorse Saloon (sometimes) and BB Kings (if you don’t get there early and eat dinner).
Here are photos from some of our fun times at those places:
- Scott Holt at BB Kings in Nashville
- CMT Celebrities at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville
- Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar
If You Don’t Mind A Short Cab Ride…
While there are plenty more fun (and different) things to do in Nashville, our recommendations are based on the type of activities we enjoy and we knew these guys would too.
Feel free to leave other tips for newbies & visitors in the Comments below. There are definitely LOTS more fun places to see and fun things to do around Nashville…
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