Hotel at a Glance: Sheraton Music City Hotel
A 10-minute drive from Nashville’s airport, acres of well-manicured lawns and shade trees surround Sheraton Music City Hotel. This elegant property’s “classic Georgian styling … evokes an antebellum mansion,” according to Frommer’s. In the lobby you’ll find a fountain and a lion’s head sculpted from white marble.
- Eat your fill of classic Southern cuisine at the onsite Old Hickory Grill or relax in a cushy easy chair at Veranda Lounge. Select options come with a $30 daily dining credit.
- Spacious guest rooms feature balconies or patios, and your stay includes daily in-room WiFi.
- Go swimming in the indoor or outdoor pools, or soak away stress in the hot tub.
- Work out in the onsite fitness center, which has free weights and aerobic machines.
- Downtown Nashville is just 9 miles away.
Nashville, Tennessee: Music Lovers’ Paradise
Nicknamed Music City, Nashville is the undisputed 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 other genres, including rock, rap, and jazz. You’ll find some of the best Nashville music venues along Honky Tonk Row, as up-and-coming musicians and songwriters step into the spotlight. Nearby, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum showcases an extensive audio archive and a memorabilia collection that includes Elvis’s golden Cadillac, Willie Nelson’s bandanna, and artifacts from iconic rockers including Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bob Dylan.
Just southwest of downtown lies the 132-acre Centennial Park, which is adjacent to Vanderbilt University. The city’s premier outdoor space features a full-scale replica of the Parthenon alongside a 42-foot-tall statue of Athena. Inside the faux Parthenon, you’ll find a permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century American art.