Make the 2012 Trust Birth Conference a Vacation To Remember! Come Early and Stay Late!!!!
Hotel Preston is willing to offer great rates (maybe even the same for the conference), but it will be based on availability. The earlier you get reservations in, the more likely you will be to get a rate locked in.
Nashville is within 600 miles of 50 percent of the U.S. population, providing easy access no matter what mode of transportation. Whether you choose to fly or carpool with family or friends—it is definitely a city worth visiting, making it the PERFECT venue for our long awaited and anticipated conference!!!! The average daily temperature in Nashville during the month of April is a perfect 71 degrees (22 C). Guests staying at The Hotel Preston can enjoy free shuttle service to Opry Mills. It is said that no other place offers the shopping and entertainment value than Opry Mills. It includes many specialty shops and all the major stores including Bass Pro Shops. For entertainment, they have The Aquarium, The Rainforest Cafe, and so much more. Opry Mills has been closed due to the flooding in May of 2010; but is slated to reopen early April of 2012 with newly renovated stores and brand new stores that have joined the group. Find out why Opry Mills has been named as one of the top shopping locations in the United States.
The Top 10 Things You Can Only Do in Nashville!
1. Hear The Music Where Music Lives—-Nashville is proudly known as “Music City”—nowhere else can you hear such diverse sounds as Americana, country, rockabilly, jazz, blues, classical, gospel, and rock ‘n’ roll. Every honky tonk and club showcases a different songwriter waiting for the next big break.
2. Hit The Hall—Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum—Choose from over 100 top hits and burn your own CD. Music prevails in Music City! You will see permanent and changing exhibits devoted to musical legends featuring original costumes, instruments, interactive exhibits, and more.
3. Ride The Row—Visit historic RCA Studio B by taking a trolley tour of Music Row to the famous recording studio where Elvis recorded over 200 songs. Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Eddy Arnold and many more recorded classic hits here. Not surprisingly, the heartbeat of music city is driven by music–from country to classical.
4. Visit The Home of The Greek Gods—In Nashville’s Centennial Park, you’ll find the world’s only full-scale reproduction of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The Parthenon houses an art gallery and museum as well as Athena Parthenos–at almost 42 feet in height, it’s the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world.
5. Take In A Songwriters-In-the-Round Show—-It’s simple. It’s classic. It’s uniquely Nashville. In a city of working musicians and songwriters there’s no better way to hear the music. Typically called a “writers night,” several singer/songwriters sit on stage accompanied only by a microphone, a guitar, and their immense talent. These shows can be found in small, intimate clubs like the famed Bluebird Cafe.
6. Kick Up Your Boots—At the Wildhorse Saloon, as they serve up country that kicks! Take a break from line dancing to enjoy the famous Bar-B-Q. Daily lessons are free for those adventurous enough to scoot onto the dance floor. Country’s brightest stars often perform here, too.
7. Visit the Ryman Auditorium—Sure, it’s the “Mother Church of Country Music,” but artists such as Jon Bon Jovi and Tony Bennett regularly perform on its legendary stage. The world’s greatest stars have performed at the Ryman, from Caruso to Cash.
8. Take a Timeless Journey—-The stars of the Grand Ole Opry perform every Friday and Saturday night. With over 80 years under its belt, the Opry shows no signs of slowing down. It’s the worlds longest running broadcast.
9. Salute—Three U.S. Presidents called Tennessee home—Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson. You can revisit the past at The Hermitage, Home of the President Andrew Jackson. Polk is buried on the grounds of the historic State Capitol building.
10. Visit Honky Tonk Highway—Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Legends Corner, Second Fiddle, The Stage, Bluegrass Inn, and Robert’s Western World are all experts at serving up cool longnecks and hot country music. You never who you’ll see in these Lower Broadway clubs in the shadow of the Ryman. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Terri Clark all began their careers at Tootsie’s.
For More information on Music City Events and Attractions, please log on to www.visitmusiccity.com
Other Amazing Outings in Nashville:
* Grand Ole Opry Show–tickets are free for children 3 and under and begin at $42.95 for adults (there is a discounted rate for children 4-11). The show lasts about 2.5 hours and runs on Tuesday’s, Friday’s, and Saturday’s.
* Cruise and dinner on the 300 foot General Jackson Cruise Boat—adult tickets are 88.60 online with children under 4 free and children 4-11 at a discounted rate). Enjoy a 3 to 4 hour cruise on Sunday’s with an amazing meal and show.
* Nashville City Tour and Home of the Stars Tour—6 to 8 hour tour picking you up and dropping you off at the hotel. Adults can purchase a ticket online for $78.95, children under 6 (if on adults lap) are free with children 6-11 at a discounted rate.
* Nashville Grand Legends Tour—3 1/2 hour tour picking you up and dropping you off at the hotel. Adults can purchase tickets for $40.95 with children under 6 on adult lap free and children 6-11 at a discounted rate.
For more information on fun things to do in Nashville, check out http://www.nashvillesightseeing.com/?event=offer.detail&offerId=7452
For a listing of great local attractions that are low cost or no cost, log on to http://www.visitmusiccity.com/visitors/funandfree
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