Wanna hear something crazy? I have lived in the South almost all of my life, and I have never spent a weekend in Nashville.
I’ve driven through many times, but I have never experienced Music City in all it’s glory. To be totally honest, I wasn’t sure if it would be a favorite for me. I like my trendy restaurants, modern boutiques, and quirky coffee shops. Country music isn’t really my bag, and I’m definitely not a stereotypical Southern girl. Would I even want to spend a weekend in Nashville?! I was in for a surprise.
When Loews Vanderbilt offered to host me for a weekend, I was ecstatic to finally have a chance to see what Nashville actually had to offer. Not only would I get to experience a new city, but my stay at Loews Atlanta was nothing short of luxurious. I’m north of Atlanta, which is only a four hour drive away. (Luckily, I also had a snazzy little Mazda CX-3 that I borrowed for the trip, too!)
I loaded up and headed up to Nashville, Tennessee for the weekend.
I actually forgot about the time difference and arrived at The Loews a little before check in. No worries, though. They were super accommodating and got me right up to my room on the ninth floor. I asked for a King room, because without kids all over me- you can bet I am sleeping like a starfish while on vacation. The room was gorgeous, modern and clean with a “country” flair. There were little details all over the room that made me truly feel like I was in… Music City. I overlooked downtown through my large windows that allowed me to have a bright room.
As always, Loews customer service is impeccable and they are even available 24/7 by text (which was really helpful when I locked myself out of my room). I loved my room so much, it was all I could do not to just camp out there all weekend. Alas, I actually did want to see (and eat) some things, so I ventured out. (In a separate post, I will share all the fun things I saw and discovered.) Did I mention there is complimentary car service to anywhere in a three mile radius?!
Before I left, though- I made sure to hit up the coffee shop in-house. Flavor by Loews Hotels is a new branded food & beverage program showcasing Nashville’s best local artisans without ever having to leave the hotel! They partner with Frothy Monkey Coffee (@frothymonkey), Yazoo Brewing Company (@yazoobrew) and Pennington Distilling Company (@penningtondistillingco) to bring a true taste of Nashville to their guests as part of #FlavorNashville. Cool, right?!
Loews Vanderbilt is right next to, duh, Vanderbilt University- and is very easy to navigate to. I found the location to be ideal for all of the things on my list that I wanted to do. I tend to avoid the ultra touristy things, and go for the best food spots and local shopping. For those goals, I couldn’t have been in a better spot. The overall vibe of the hotel was very “Nashville”, with good music playing everywhere and a country/modern vibe in all the decor. No detail went unnoticed. It was absolutely lovely and I can’t wait to go back.
Verdict? I am in LOVE with Nashville. The people, the sights, the sounds, ALL OF IT. I can’t wait to tell you more about the rest of my weekend. Stay tuned!