AAA Four Diamond Hotel with Upscale Decor and Nightly Entertainment
On July 3 and 4, Nashville will be celebrating Independence Day by throwing a huge and completely free party on the Lawn at Riverfront Park. There will be food, a Family Fun Zone, an elaborate fireworks display—and, this being Music City, an all-star concert. The lineup for this year's event includes The Mavericks, Craig Morgan, Sarah Darling, the Music City Hit-Makers, and, providing live accompaniment for the fireworks show, the Nashville Symphony.
Located about 2 miles west of the park in a straight shot, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel has earned AAA's Four Diamond rating 27 years in a row for its upscale decor and service. That air of sophistication melds seamlessly with clever nods to Nashville's musical roots, including a jukebox that only plays tunes from past guests, morning wake-up calls featuring the voice of Vince Gill, and live music at the piano bar during cocktail hour.
Bright and spacious deluxe guest rooms overlook downtown, West End Avenue, or the campus of Vanderbilt University. Skylight-style windows in lower-level rooms allow sunlight to shine on sleek black-and-white dressers and tables. In keeping with the hotel's impeccable southern hospitality, room service operates 24 hours a day.
You can use the dining credit included with this Getaway at eat Restaurant, where chefs use local ingredients to put a modern twist on classic southern fare such as catfish and fried chicken. Each night, the hotel’s piano bar features live entertainment and cocktails garnished with fresh herbs from the patio garden.
Nashville: Music Lovers' Paradise
Nicknamed Music City, Nashville is the hands-down capital of country music—the place where artists such as Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton hit it big and where generations of singers, strummers, banjo pickers, and fiddlers have taken the stage at the Grand Ole Opry. Despite its country roots, the city has also embraced rock, rap, jazz, and other genres. At the clubs of Honky Tonk Row, you can catch up-and-coming musicians and songwriters as they take their turns in the spotlight. The city's other artistic offerings can be sampled at downtown galleries and museums, such as the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, which houses a collection ranging from ancient Egyptian sarcophagi to northern Renaissance paintings.
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