May 17, 2023
Best Hotel for Summer Activities in Downtown Nashville
Join us at The Union Station Nashville Yards for the best that Music City, USA has to offer in summer—which, we don’t have to tell you, is an awful lot. With Autograph Collection accommodations at our historic hotel, you’re about as perfectly poised as you could possibly be to enjoy this fantastic season, which Nashville wears pretty darn magnificently.
The Summer Outdoors In & Around Nashville
Your Union Station Nashville Yards guest room or suite, right on the doorstep of Downtown Nashville, gives you surprisingly fantastic access to outdoor recreation. Music City comes laced with miles and miles of officially designated, multi-use greenways, including the roughly 10-mile Cumberland River Greenway linking Ted Rhodes Park and Nissan Stadium. It’s an especially fantastic bicycling opportunity for anyone calling our luxury hotel home.
Biking and more also awaits in one of the city’s most all-around precious preserves: the Shelby Bottoms Greenway & Natural Area, also nearby The Union Station Nashville Yards. It’s a remarkable urban floodplain wildland with three miles of frontage along the Cumberland and some gorgeous bottomland hardwood forest—and with better than five miles of paved trails and another five-plus miles of more primitive hiking routes.
Throw in nearby out-of-town outdoor playgrounds such as Radnor Lake State Park—which boasts nearly eight miles of trails, offers ranger-led canoeing, stargazing, wildflower walks, and more, and gives you decent odds of spotting such rare critters as river otters and American mink—and you’re simply spoiled for choices when it comes to fresh-air exploration and exercise as a guest of ours here at The Union Station Nashville Yards.
Sports in Nashville
Feel like a little sporting action? How about some baseball action over at First Horizon Park courtesy of our very own Nashville Sounds, AAA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, or perhaps some thrilling soccer at GEODIS Park by way of our Nashville SC team?
Summertime Festivals & Events in Music City
And “spoiled for choices” certainly describes the around things-to-do platter this summer in Nashville. After all, the Nashville area hosts some of the best-known music festivals in the country this time of year, including the CMT Festival (June 8 – June 11), which this year features everybody from Dierks Bentley to Carly Pearce, and—in the “Greater Nashville” radius, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (June 15 – 18), bringing such headliners as Kendrick Lamar and Foo Fighters—and so many others—to Manchester, Tennessee.
And up at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, you can enjoy live tunes combined with knockout stargazing courtesy of the Bluebird on the Mountain Concert Series, on offer June 3, June 24, July 29, August 19, September 9, and September 23.
It’s not all about music in Music City: Nashville’s also a foodie destination, and summer comes stacked to the gills with culinary-style festivals and attractions. There’s the Music City Hot Chicken Festival, going down July 4 from 11 AM to 3 PM in East Park and kicking off with the one-and-only Hot Chicken Festival Parade. Or how about the Music City Brewer’s Festival at GEODIS Park—the 22nd annual running, in fact—on July 14th?
This is about as far from an exhaustive review of summer happenings in Nashville as can be. You can get a deeper taste of the events calendar right here.
Declare a Summer Escape to Nashville With Luxury Accommodations at The Union Station Nashville Yards
You can’t do better than The Union Station Nashville Yards for your summer luxury accommodations in Music City, USA. Our bespoke guest rooms and suites, all 125 of them, offer exceptional home bases right on the historic Nashville main drag of Broadway, with museums, theaters, and honky-tonks all just an easy and pleasant stroll away.
Restaurants & Watering Holes in Music City Within The Union Station Nashville Yards Home Base
Our Nashville Yards location also positions you for some amazing out-and-about Nashville dining: from Hattie B’s to Chauhan Ale & Masala House. But you’ve also got absolutely stellar eats and drinks to enjoy right here at our hotel, thanks to our Stationairy restaurant and our ERGO lobby lounge—with a full schedule of live entertainment to go along with your note-perfect wining and dining.
The Perfect Headquarters for Nashville in Summertime: Welcome to The Union Station Nashville Yards
Setting you up right on the doorstep of downtown, with Midtown Nashville, Music Row, The Gulch, and other sought-after neighborhoods and districts just a stone’s throw away, our luxury boutique hotel—magnificently set within a 1900-built, Richardsonian-Romanesque terminal along the old Louisville & Nashville Railroad—makes for absolutely ideal summer headquarters in Music City.
And don’t forget to peruse our special offers and packages—the perfect excuse to get a firsthand taste of our luxury Nashville Yards hospitality, for the first or the fiftieth time!
Book your summer getaway to Nashville today, and take full advantage of our Marriott Autograph Collection hospitality for the occasion. We can’t wait to welcome you to The Union Station Nashville Yards!