The first impression of Nashville is of a growing city, scaffolding and construction sites dot the downtown area in what looks like a hotel boom in the city. I was told over eight hotels were being built and these were seriously big hotels. Good sign for Nashville.
On the way to the hotel I noticed the beautiful huge new Music City Center. Construction looked almost complete on this 2.1 million-square-foot convention center which will be having a its grand opening this weekend. According to the website the center is, “…working towards LEED Silver certification with its green roof, solar panels, and rainwater collection tank…the Music City Center as one of the largest public art collections in the nation.”
There are of course hundreds of things to do in Nashville but here is a list of things if you are short on time, like to eat/drink, going on a Monday/Tuesday when live music isn’t as readily scheduled and the snowy weather limits your time outside (yes, it was 30 degrees and snowing while we were there and actually warmer in Chicago). My next trip I would like to see a show at Ryman Auditorium, go to the Frist Center of the Visual Arts and tour the Country Music Hall of Fame among other things.