As travel restrictions begin to loosen up, we know travelers are ready to end their months of lockdown and do some exploring. We also understand the first adventure might be a domestic road trip. This blog series, ON THE ROAD with MANN TRAVELS was developed with that in mind. Please enjoy these ideas and itineraries designed to inspire you to visit the USA – from sea to shining sea!
Just west of North Carolina and on the other side of the beautiful Appalachian mountains, the state of Tennessee awaits. Nashville, the state’s capital and largest city, is a great destination for travelers that like good food, good music and a good time.
Perhaps best known for its country music, Nashville actually prides itself on being more than just a “one-note town.” The Music City comes by its nickname honestly and the sounds of generations are weaved into the story of this city’s culture. Along with the famous (and must see) attractions of the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Bluebird cafe, the city offers a good variety of live music in every imaginable genre. The new Museum of African American Music promises to tell a unique narrative through the lens of black music with interactive exhibits.
But good music is not the only thing Nashville offers visitors. Condé Nast Traveler says the food scene is breaking through old stereotypes and offering a vision of the new south with variety and quality. Pick one of the new restaurants exploding on the scene in the diverse neighborhood of East Nashville where almost 20 new restaurants have opened in recent years.
A visit to Nashville can also be filled with art galleries, museums, shopping, and some time in the outdoors. A long weekend can be customized to your wish list. There are a variety of great places to lay your head on a nice pillow after your days of exploring.
Mann Travels recommendations include the boutique lifestyle hotel, Bobby, with its rooftop lounge and dipping pool. This creative, yet upscale property, is custom designed to make you a lifelong fan.
Also memorable is the Thompson, located between Music Row and the downtown honky-tonks that line Broadway. With stunning views, this luxury property is inspired by the Music City’s spirit.
Of course, no discussion of Nashville hotels would be complete without The Hermitage. It’s the states only 5 star, 5 diamond property and has been an institution and gathering place since 1910.
When booked with Mann Travels, these hotels and others, give you exclusive amenities including breakfasts, food credits, upgrades and more. Just one more reason to use a travel professional for your next road trip.