Nashville & Memphis City Breaks
Nashville, or ‘Music City USA’, is the home of country music and some of America’s biggest recording companies. Head out to the Grand Ole Opry House, the ‘church’ of country music. Visit the famous Ryman Auditorium, tour the Johnny Cash Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame or RCA’s Studio ‘B’ where Elvis Presley recorded over 200 of his best-loved hits. Spend an evening meandering along Broadway, listening to live music in its honky-tonks or take in a show on a paddle steamer dinner cruise. Make sure to leave space in your suitcase for some shopping - Nashville will tempt you with cowboy boots and Stetson hats for that Country and Western style!
Memphis is infamous as the home of the King of Rock'n'Roll, Elvis Presley. While here, take a tour of home, Graceland. Visit Sun Studios, the place where legends such as Johnny Cash, BB King, Roy Orbison and Elvis himself have all recorded music. Memphis is also home to the Lorraine Motel, the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968. The motel is now a renowned Civil Rights Museum. And of course, no visit to the city is complete without a drink on the iconic Beale Street.
Some of our favourite hotels in Nashville
Best Western PLUS Music Row: Located close the The Gulch restaurant district, this Nashville Best Western PLUS hotel boasts a daily hot breakfast and an outdoor pool and is a short walk or taxi ride from the fun of downtown.
Hotel Indigo: Just a few minutes’ walk from Nashville’s nightlife and attractions, downtown in Printer’s Alley, this hip hotel in a former bank boasts its own speakeasy-inspired lounge with live music 7 nights a week.
Union Station Hotel: This luxury hotel oozes sophistication and elegance. With individually-designed rooms, one of the best restaurants in Nashville and live music in the lobby, The Union Station Hotel offers pure indulgence.
The Gaylord Opryland Resort: A Nashville institution, the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Music Row is close to The Grand Ole Opry House so perfect for country music fans. Plus, with 9 acres of lush gardens, its own waterpark and spa, this hotel offers a relaxing base for your Nashville stay.
Some of our favourite hotels in Memphis
The Peabody: Opened in 1869, the 'South's Grand Hotel' is an iconic landmark of the Memphis skyline blending the city's celebrated past and cosmopolitan present.
River Inn of Harbor Town: Located in a luxury area of the city, this boutique hotel is surrounded by walking trails connected to downtown Memphis, offering unobstructed views of the Mississippi River.
Comfort Inn Memphis Downtown: This recently renovated Comfort Inn is located in the heart of downtown Memphis, walking distance from Beale Street.
The Guest House at Graceland: This resort hotel is just steps from the Graceland Mansion. With the Southern hospitality the King was famous for, you'll feel like a rockstar right up until you've left the building!