Group Travel to Nashville, TN Attractions

Nashville is one of the most interesting cities in the US. Known for its country music and delicious BBQ but there is so much to discover in Nashville.

With all its southern charm and vast history, Nashville has something for everyone. Here are a few must-see attractions that are in the heart of the “Music City”.

The BusRates.com team had a first-hand account of Nashville when they traveled to the IMG Strategic Alliance Meeting in 2017. Here’s our itinerary of top sites to see in Nashville for any charter bus trip!

The Heart of Nashville: Music Row

Have you ever wanted to step into a time machine and experience what music was like before the boom of the music industry? Well Music Row in Nashville, TN is that time machine. Along Music Row you will find shops that sell mementos and souvenirs of famous musicians. Nashville is not only a hub for country music but it has devoted audience to other genres of music like Blues, Folk music, Gospel, and Christian. There are also museums on Music Row that explore the history of music in America. At night Music Row turns into a vibrant night life scene where there are amazing restaurants and live music.

The Nashville Parthenon

Located in the center of Centennial Park lies the infamous recreation of Athens Parthenon. Nashville Parthenon was built to commemorating the original Greek temple. It was first built in 1897 and then rebuilt in1925. The locals called it the “Athens of the south”. The Nashville Parthenon has amazing attention to detail. There is even a 41-foot statue of Athena Parthenos that is housed inside of the Parthenon. The statue of Athena is the largest indoor sculpture in North and South America. The Parthenon is also home to an incredible art collection. The art collection includes pieces from some of the most influential artist of the 19th and 20th century.

The Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry truly is a special place to visit in Nashville. It all started in 1925 as a weekly country music concert and radio show. People would gather to the Opry and others would tune their radios to listen to live country music. People still perform there today. The Opry is the longest-running radio broadcast in US history. Every week they showcase a new country music talent. Over time there has been over hundreds of musical artists that have graced the stage with their musical talents. The Opry not only showcases country music artists but it highlights other talented artists in other genres such as blues, folk, gospel, and comedic acts and stage plays. Visiting the Grand Ole Opry gives you the past, present, and future of live music.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

If you’re looking for more music and history then make your way to the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum. Located in downtown Nashville in the entertainment district. The Museum first open its doors in April 1, 1967 on Music Row but was moved in 2001 to Downtown Nashville to attract more visitors. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to American music. The museum has the largest music collection in the world that continues to grow every year. Close to a 1 million people visit the museum every year.

5 Steps to Planning a Trip to a Theme Park

Whether it’s Disneyland or Cedar Point, you need to know what steps to take to get there.

No one wants to go to an amusement alone, so, invite your group and get to planning the perfect bus or motorcoach trip to one of the many theme parks in the US and Canada.

Who’s Going?

Decide how many people you want to invite and what dates would be best for everyone going. Then be sure to request off work enough time in advance. If you and your group are not into crowds and long lines, be sure to do some research for when the amusement park has the least and most visitors.

You need to be sure to know how many will be in your group so you know how many seats you will need on the bus or motorcoach.

What will we do together

Once you know when you plan to go, it’s important to get an idea of what everyone wants to do once the group gets there. At first, you can make a general list if what everyone wants to do then narrow it down to what you all would have the time and budget to actually do.

Once the list is finalized, start making calls to be sure you are fully prepared to get in. Some parts of the amusement park cost extra money to get into, or you may need to buy your tickets in advance.

Where will we stay?

Once you know where you are going and what you are doing, you have to find somewhere to stay. Most amusement parks have hotels or lodges within the park where you can stay. You will want to know what their vacancy is for when your group is planning to go and if there are any others that may take up a ton of their available space.

Do some research and price out all the nearby hotels to find the one with the best price. Don’t forget to factor in getting to and from the amusement park on the bus or motorcoach. Sometimes it makes more sense to pay a little more and be closer in proximity to the park.

Where will we eat?

Now that you know what you are doing and where you will stay it’s time to plan out what you’re going to eat. Do some research and figure out what options and what prices the amusement park has for food. Then decide if you will need to pack or if you will buy all the meals.

Figure out how many meals you need to prepare and make reservations for the restaurants where you would like to eat.

Pack!

The final step is to pack. Look at the weather and pack accordingly, but not too early- the weather might change! Be sure to have an outfit you would be comfortable walking in all day, or you will be miserable the whole time you’re at the amusement park. Once you’re packed, you’re all set to go!

Now that you know what it takes to plan a trip to an amusement park, you can start planning your charter bus travel to get there.