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Plan an unforgettable Trip to Nashville

Experience rich culture, history, southern hospitality, and a TOP 16 TRAVEL DESTINATION by Forbes! Nashville, TN is a great place for country music lovers and everyone alike. Whether you’re a “first-timer”, a music lover, a foodie, an arts & culture lover, a nature lover or a shopper, there’s something for everyone. Nashville is filled with exciting attractions and events that are a must-see from morning until night. The best way to be able to experience every single attraction is by staying at the affordable Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville Airport.

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Top attractions are as follows:

  • When visiting Nashville, a trip to the Opry is a must! The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country-music stage concert, which has presented the biggest stars of that genre. See a show while you’re in town! We’re just 7 miles away.
  • Check out the new exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum, including Eric Church!
  • The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is just 8 miles away. Come here and see all of your favorite animals and check out the calendar for year round events.
  • The natural beauty of the Cumberland continues as one travels the winding river past huge bluffs and the many tributaries that offer safe anchorage and remoteness. Enjoy beautiful walkways or bike paths along the river.
  • Nissan Stadium is home to the NFL Tennessee Titans, come check out a home game during football season. Check out other year round events at the stadium while you are in town!
  • Join BIG names (Sheryl Crow, Kellie Pickler!) and take over the streets of Music City during the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon or 1/2 Marathon! Named a BUCKET LIST race by Runner’s World Magazine. More than a race, it’s a health & fitness expo, live music, unforgettable sights, and an awesome medal. April 29, 2017!
  • Schermerhorn Symphony CenterUpcoming Concerts include: Respighi’s Pines of Rome Feb. 10th – 11th, and MORE. TPAC: upcoming shows include Sound of Music February 14-19. Just 7 mi away.
  • The Parthenon stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville’s premier urban park. Visit the full scale replica of The Parthenon in Nashville, TN. Less than 10 miles away. The Parthenon also serves as Nashville’s art museum.
  • Visit the Nashville Fairgrounds only 7 miles away from Red Roof! From fairs to pet shows to sporting events, there is always something exciting going on at the Fairgrounds! Check out upcoming events here.
  • Looking to explore your inner country side? Head down to Broadway (7.8 miles) and check out all of Nashville’s finest boot stores including – Broadway Boots CompanyBoots CountryBig Time Boots, & more!
  • The Ryman Auditorium launches their 125th anniversary celebration with Little Big Town in residency for 6 shows! See the superstars take the stage at the Mother Church of Country Music in 2017. Book Your Stay for February 24th & 25th, May 19th & 20th or September 15th & 16th.
  • Planning a visit to Vanderbilt University to explore campus, attend a meeting, visit a family member, or go to a sporting event? Stay close-by.

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Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville Airport features newly renoved rooms and Premium Rooms with breakfast and a snack ready in your room! Experience a relaxed room with free Verified WiFi, a flat screen TV, spa-like vessel sinks & showers, wood-like flooring, and more! Heading to or coming from the Nashville Airport? Well, we’re right next door and have a free shuttle service from 6am to 10pm. Book Now.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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2017 Travel Bucket List

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Where do you want to go in 2017? Here is a list of our 2017 Travel Bucket List of US Cities that we would like to go too below. Make sure to stay with Red Roof Inn when you travel so you can get the most out of your travel experience!

Safe travels, happy adventure and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

-Katie

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Celebrate 2017 at one of these top NYE celebration locations

Start out 2017 with a bang at one of the following top cities to celebrate New Years Eve in! Make sure to stay at a nearby Red Roof to get the most out of your New Years Celebration Experience.

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  1. NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Head to Times Square and see the ball drop!
  2. LOS ANGELES, CA – In LA, attend huge street parties, black tie affairs, all night clubbing or the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for a light show, a balloon drop and confetti blast!
  3. CHICAGO, IL – Enjoy the celebrations at Navy Pier, watch the fireworks over Lake Michigan, or attend The Chicago Resolution Gala!
  4. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA  – The entire Vegas strip is shut down to all traffic and transforms into one giant block party. Attend casinos and clubs for the hottest entertainment!
  5. NEW ORLEANS – Experience the all night music, firework display and a giant fleur de lis descend from a 25 ft. pole at midnight in Jackson Square!
  6. NASHVILLE, TN – Attend Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville! Ft Keith Urban and more!

Safe travels, happy adventures and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

-Katie

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Introducing our Newest PLUS+ Location Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville North – Goodlettesville

Nashville tops the charts as the music capitol, food destinations, best places to visit and more, making it one of the best destinations to plan a getaway too. To make your travel experience even better, we have just opened a new PLUS+ right near all the best attractions; Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville North – Goodlettesville.

This pet friendly, family friendly hotel offers Free WiFi and is close to Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University, the Tennessee Titans training camp, the Grand Ole Opry, Music City, Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Bridgestone Arena. Located 13.6 miles northeast of downtown Nashville!

  • The Grand Ole Opry (13 miles), the show that made country famous, is a weekly country-music stage concert that, unlike typical concerts, presents 8 or more singers a night. See the calendar of events here.
  • Fantastic Dining: Cracker Barrel, Blue Sky, Chef’s Market, Mexican, Arby’s, Kabuto, and Waffle House (walking distance); Rice box and fast food restaurants (0.5 mi). Longhorn, Rafferty’s, Red Lobster, Chilli’s (1 mi). Click here for the best local dining spots!
  • General Jackson Showboat (13 miles), America’s most entertaining cruises, features live country entertainment, great dining & more. Plan your tour or cruise today along the Cumberland River.
  • Football season is here! Traveling to Nashville to cheer on the Tennessee Titans during a home football game at Nissan Stadium? Click here for the 2016 Titans football schedule.
  • Moss Wright Park (2 miles) is the largest park in Goodlettsville and offers trails, picnic tables, playgrounds, a dog park, athletic fields and more.
  • Riverfront Park (14 miles) offers an amphitheater, boat dock, a replica of Fort Nashborough, and many other historic statues along the river.
  • Drakes Creek Park (12 miles) offers athletic fields, playgrounds, 2 miles of trails and picnic areas.
  • For concerts, sporting events, family entertainment and more, check out Bridgestone Arena (14.4 miles) or Nissan Stadium (13.4 miles), home of the Tennessee Titans.
  • For business conventions, special events and great dining, check out Convention Center Gaylord Opryland Resort (12 miles).
  • Visit a family member, explore the campus, check out a sporting event and more at Tennessee State University. Just 15.2 miles away from Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville North – Goodlettsville.
  • Check out Opry Mills (13 miles), Tennessee’s largest outlet and retail destination with over 200 shops, Rivergate Mall (2 miles) and more. For a list of all the shopping locations, click here.
  • Historic Mansker’s Station houses a reproduction 1779 log station and Bowen Plantation House, the longest standing brick structure in Middle Tennessee. Mansker’s Station is just 1.2 miles away from us. Plan your trip today and book now!

Add more WOW to your stay at the budget friendly Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville North – Goodlettesville. This Red Roof PLUS+ hotel features Premium Rooms with breakfast and a snack ready in your room! Our Superior and Deluxe rooms feature ironing boards, hair dryers, in-room coffee and tea makers, and microwaves & refrigerators.

Our hotel also features exterior corridors, free parking & a coin laundry on site. Our guests are invited to work out with a wide variety of equipment, free of charge, at the fitness facility located just next door to the hotel.

All guest rooms feature free Wi-fi and free TV channels, including 3 HBO channels. Experience our coffeehouse-style coffee and tea in the lobby. We welcome you to Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville North in Goodlettsville. Book now!

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Experience Nashville’s greatest events!

The CMA Music Festival and Bonnaroo are coming soon in Nashville from June 9-12 and these are 2 major events that you do not want to miss! The Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in the country and includes 150 epic performances, 10+ stages and comedians all in 700 acres of Tennessee nature at the Great Stage Park. The CMA Music Festival takes place at the Nissan Stadium in Downtown Nashville and features some of the biggest Country music stars including Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and more!

Get the most out of your festival experience by staying at a budget-friendly Red Roof. Nearby hotels include:

Other nearby attractions to experience while you are in town for the festivals are as follows:

  • Experience music year-round in downtown Nashville! Take a tour of Music Row & visit historic RCA Studio B, the famous recording studio of Elvis. Enjoy Shopping, Honky Tonk Highway, dining, entertainment & more.
  • Visit the full scale replica of The Parthenon in Nashville, TN.  There are group guided tours you can take with family and friends or take a self-guided tour any time during operating hours.
  • The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country-music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, which has presented the biggest stars of that genre. See a show while you’re in town!
  • Visit the Nashville Fairgrounds! From fairs to pet shows to sporting events, there is always something exciting going on at the Fairgrounds! Check out upcoming events here.
  • Come to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and honor those country music artists who have been inducted including Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, George Straight and more. Click here to find out the current exhibits on display.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Solo Travel: Go More. Go Solo.

Travelers are now going solo, especially Millennials, to design their own itineraries and enjoy the activities that they love like hobbies that range from running marathons, to bike tours to music festivals, yoga retreats and more! Red Roof Inn is the perfect place to stay to accommodate the solo adventurers who are looking for upscale economy lodging that accommodates their specific travel needs and interests at a great price!

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Here are the safest and coolest cities to visit for solo travelers:

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

 

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Top 10 US cities to visit during the Fourth of July

Celebrate July 4th differently this year by traveling to one of these top cities in the US that are known for their amazing firework displays, American history, parades, festivals and more!:

  1. Nashville Join Nashville for Let Freedom Sing, a big celebration with a free concert and more! This year, Martina McBride and fireworksMilly Ekko will be the performers at Music City during the celebration. The firework show will light up Downtown Nashville with more than 30,000 fireworks produced by Pyro Shows, Inc. During the fireworks display, Nashville Symphony’s original medley of songs will be performed live and choreographed to the show, lasting 27 minutes- the longest in Nashville history!
  2. Washington DCThe fireworks display in Washington DC is administered by the National Park Service and illuminates the landmarks, including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. The show is accompanied every year by live music from “A Capitol Fourth,” that is held on the U.S. Capitol’s West Lawn.  Before the show, be sure to catch the National Independence Day Parade to see all the floats, marching bands and military units. The parade takes place on Constitution Avenue and travels from 7th to 17th Street.
  3. San Diego: Big Bay Boom-The largest display in the county, with fireworks launched from four barges around North San Diego Bay. The fireworks can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing. What is better than relaxing with loved ones on a beach and watching an amazing fireworks show!?
  4. Las Vegas Fourth of July in Las Vegas lasts from the 1st to the 4th. Many hotels along the strip will be having a fireworks show including Caesars Palace, The LINQ, the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower (they also host a pool party) and Fireworks by Grucci will be shot from the hotel’s Roman Tower. Grab a seat at a restaurant or a bar on the strip to see the fireworks all over the valley.
  5. Dallas- In Dallas, you will find Fair Park Fourth, a free admission festival where you get to celebrate America’s birth. The celebration begins with a morning 7k/4k race and ends with a fireworks display. In between, you can enjoy live music, explore the historic Fair Park, enjoy the State Fair of Texas Midway, go on rides, eat local food and listen to live concerts.
  6. New York City– NYC delivers a great patriotic experience. Their amazing fireworks display lights up the night skyline. During the day you can walk Central Park, check out Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest- a nearly century-long tradition held on the 4th of July each year or take the Big Onion Walking Tours, which tours significant NYC landmarks from the Revolutionary War.
  7. Chicago-The city is packed with Fourth of July parties. Experience the fireworks at the Navy Pier, where they light up the skyline along the Windy City lakefront. Celebrate American History by visiting the Chicago History Museum to listen to a live reading of the Declaration of Independence, Americana music performances and a children’s costume parade. You can also check out Independence Day bashes from Wrigleyville to The Loop.
  8. Mount Rushmore– This 2-day celebration is full of patriotism. Each year during the day you can find music provided by local musicians, performances along the Avenue of Flags, Military honors, a flag folding ceremony, Declaration of Independence reading, a US Air Force flyover and the monument lighting. The entire celebration is dedicated to veterans and active duty members of the military.
  9. Boston– Concerts take place in the historic Hatch Shell during the day. At night, 10,000 fireworks are launched from 7 barges along the banks of the Charles River. During the free Boston Pops Fireworks, you can find half a million viewers watching this spectacle.
  10. San Francisco– Enjoy a large firework display over the bay and all around the waterfront. There are 2 sets of fireworks that takes place at the same time, one at the end of the Municipal Pier and the other in front of Pier 39. Activities will take place all day around Pier 39, including ferry rides, the Fillmore Street Festival, a free concert in Stern Grove Park and Oakland Athletics baseball.

Get more out of your July 4th celebration and travels by staying with a budget-friendly Red Roof. Be sure to also share with us your Fourth of July stories at gomoregobetter.com. Safe travels!

-Katie

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BlogPaws 2015 in Nashville, TN!

We had a great time last week attending our first ever BlogPaws Conference! Thank you BlogPaws team and all the sponsors who made it happen and who provided us with this fantastic week. We met so many great people and their pets as well as enjoyed our time in Nashville, TN!

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Our booth at the conference. “You stay happy, pets stay free!”

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Exhibit hall!

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We enjoyed delicious ice cream on the first night.

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We had a fantastic luncheon with these great bloggers! Thank you for coming!

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We made a bunch of new friends!

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Exploring Nashville was great! Broadway was filled with live country music everywhere! We also explored the Parthenon in Vanderbilt with the Athena statue.

It was great to meet every one of you!

It was great to meet every one of you!

Hope everyone had safe travels on the way home!

-Katie

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