Nashville Journals

Nashville - Easter Weekend 2007

An April 2007 trip to Nashville by saythankyou

Best Western Music Row Photo, Nashville, Tennessee More Photos
Quote: Our second trip to Nashville started out with a crappy hotel, but we ended up having a great time!

Nashville - Easter Weekend 2007

Overview

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Here are my top three: 1) The Grand Ole Opry - The schedule may not be nailed down until the night of the performance, but with so many great performers as Opry members, you are sure to have a great night. Ticket prices are not expensive, with most tickets in the range after fees.2) Pancake Pantry - This local favorite is a breakfast eatery you are sure to never forget. The pancakes are some of the best I have ever had. The omelets are large and grow larger with the number of fillers ("stuffers") you add. There will be a line almost any time of the day, but the earlier you get there, the better. Once Vanderbilt students wake up, you may have to wait an hour for a table. ...Read More
Best Western Music Row Photo, Nashville, Tennessee
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Pros: The staff are very friendly. The location in Music Row is close to some cool boutiques.Cons: The rooms are in total disrepair. I stayed in room 324 and checked out after one night of my three night intended stay. The wallpaper borders were ripped and hanging down. The curtains had paint dripped on them from the ceiling being recently painted a bright white. The towels in the bathroom were stained. Worst of all, the bedspreads had urine on them and the mattresses themselves were stained on the sides with blood or something of similar color.Location: The hotel is located in Music Row, which should not be confused with the tourist area known as The District, which is located do...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 9, 2007

Best Western Music Row
1407 Division Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
(615) 242-1631

Hotel Preston

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Hotel

Hotel Preston Photo, Nashville, Tennessee
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Pros: Staff are very helpful and will even print out directions to local attractions for you. The beds are extremely comfortable and the rooms are well-appointed. There are bottles of shampoo, lotion, two kinds of soap, a shower cap, Tazo Tea and Starbucks coffee in your room. Cool Extras: you can also request a goldfish in a bowl, a bamboo plant, or a lava lamp for use in your room during your stay. The front of the hotel has cool outdoor chairs like those used by William Shatner and James Spader in Boston Legal at the end of each show.Dining: we enjoyed breakfast in the dining room. The prices are great ($8.50 for an omelet or the breakfast buffet when they have it) and the food...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 9, 2007

Hotel Preston
733 Briley Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee 37217
(877) 361-5500

Stage on Broadway

Attraction | "The Stage on Broadway"

Stage on Broadway Photo, Nashville, Tennessee
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Pros: there is live music here seven days a week. You can hear it all for free, but expect the tip bucket to be passed around a couple times while you are there.

Prices: bottled beers are $3.50 and up. Bar food ranges from $2 for a healthy sized portion of onion rings to under $10 for a sandwich.

Cons: they allow smoking, so be prepared to smell like smoke if you stay awhile. Also, the food selection is limited. You may be better off eating somewhere else and just grabbing a couple beers here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 9, 2007

Stage on Broadway
412 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
(615) 726-0504

Centennial Park

Attraction

Centennial Park Photo,
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Pros: Centennial Park allows you to walk your dog on a leash here. There is a lake in the center of the park that has mile markers for runners. You can get a great view of the Parthenon from most of the benches around the lake across the way. There are different types of water fowl including ducks, geese, and swans. There are beautiful gardens you can stroll through. They even provide chairs and small outdoor tables for you to sit in the gardens.Major pro: this is a free attraction with free parking!Cons: the lake was a little mucky and murky on our recent visit. It could have used a good pass of a net to clean up some garbage that either flew in or was thrown in. Overall impre...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 9, 2007

Centennial Park
25th at West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
(615) 862-8431

Grand Ole Opry

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Attraction

Grand Ole Opry Photo, Nashville, Tennessee
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The Grand Ole Opry is one of my favorite places to visit while in Nashville.On the Saturday before Easter, we attended the Opry for the second time. The headliners were Taylor Swift, Allison Krauss, Bucky Covington, and Emerson Drive.The Opry is an experience like no other. There are generally about 16-20 performances, broken up into four acts. Each act is hosted by a different host. There are also commercial breaks at the beginning of each act, which are by various sponsors. Cracker Barrel is a main sponsor of the Opry.Prices are in the $40-$60 range for most seats. There are stands in the lobby where you can buy beer and basic food like the famed "Opry Dog" or nachos ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 11, 2007

Grand Ole Opry
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
(615) 871-6779