Best Hotels for a Spring Break Getaway in Nashville, TN

Spring in Nashville, Tennessee is as good as it gets—and the best place to call your home-away-from-home while enjoying the sweetest season in Music City, USA is The Union Station Nashville Yards!

Our luxury boutique Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, housed in a turn-of-the-(last)-century train terminal that stands as one of Nashville’s standout historical landmarks, sets you up for a fabulous spring break. And that’s true for whatever sort of spring break you’re keen on, whether you’re looking to hit up seasonal events and festivals, get out and about in the fresh, sweet-scented air, or simply shake off the winter blues with some good old-fashioned R&R.

Read on to learn more about what’s going down in Music City this magical stretch of the calendar, with its lengthening daylight, warming temperatures, and cheery birdsong.

Spring 2024 Events in Nashville

The events calendar this time of year is downright stacked. Here are some (and only some, mind you) of the goings-on around town this spring.

Bloom-full Celebrations at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Nothing says springtime like flowers, right? Head over to the historic Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, one of Nashville’s premier attractions, for an extended showcase of blossomy goodness that’ll really get you in the vernal mood.

That showcase kicks off before spring proper even officially arrives with Orchids at Cheekwood (February 10th through March 10th), which turns the Cheekwood Mansion Loggia and the Botanic Hall atrium into gorgeous tropical dreamscapes of extravagant orchids.

And from March 9th through April 14th, the French-inflected celebration of Cheekwood in Bloom: Belle Fleurs will dazzle with its lovely expanses of tulips, with opportunities to savor French delicacies and enjoy live music.

The Tennessee Tulip Festival at Lucky Ladd Farms

Speaking of tulips, better than 700,000 bulbs will be putting on quite the spring show at the Tennessee Tulip Festival, which takes place March 16th through April 14th at the biggest u-pick tulip farm in the Southeast, Lucky Ladd Farms, less than an hour’s drive from The Union Station Nashville Yards.

The blooms are the main attraction, but there’s plenty of family-friendly fun going on during the festival as well, including live music, hot air balloon lifts, and Easter egg hunts.

Music City Irish Fest

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in full-on style at Music City Irish Fest, which hums along with green-swaddled revelry at multiple venues throughout Nashville from March 14th to March 17th (St. Paddy’s Day proper). Enjoy Irish music, dance, eats, and beverages, Guinness (naturally) included.

Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival

Considered the largest event of its kind in the world, the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival brings better than 400 performers and songsmiths to multiple venues around Music City, including such fabled shrines of tune-age as the Bluebird Cafe and the Station Inn.

The Nashville Songwriters Association International presents Tin Pan South this year from April 2nd through April 6th.

The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

Taking place on Saturday, April 13th, the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the friendship between Music City and the nation of Japan. That friendship comes beautifully symbolized in the 1,000 Japanese cherry trees that were gifted to Nashville when the Japanese Consulate-General for the South-Central United States moved its headquarters to Music City in 2008, and then planted in the decade following.

Anchored by entertainment and vendors in Nashville Public Square Park—where you can enjoy everything from musical performances and martial arts to Sumo Suit Wrestling and the Pups in Pink Parade—the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival includes a Cherry Blossom Walk led by Nashville’s Consul-General of Japan, Yoichi Matsumoto.

The Nashville Comedy Festival

Get your springtime yuks on at the Nashville Comedy Festival, which’ll feature a whole posse of some very funny folks at multiple stages around town from April 12th through the 21st. Among this year’s performers are Leanne Morgan, Tom Segura, Lewis Black, Deon Cole, Tim Robinson, and Leslie Liao.

Record Store Day

Check out exclusive releases from major artists and enjoy in-store performances and other events on April 20th for Record Store Day, a giant love letter to independent record shops nationwide.

Needless to say, Nashville comes very well represented in this department, and so you’ll be spoiled for choices for experiencing Record Store Day festivities locally—from Vinyl Tap (2038 Greenwood Ave) and Alison’s Record Shop (994A Davidson Dr) to Jack White and company’s Third Man Records & Novelties (623 7th Ave S).

A Nashville Spring Break With the Family

Enjoying spring break at The Union Station Nashville Yards with your family? There are plenty of great things to do this time of year with young kids, from performances at the Nashville Children’s Theatre and fun-filled learning at the Adventure Science Center to happy afternoons strolling the Nashville Zoo and treetop thrills on the ropes course of the Adventure Park at Nashville.

Getting Outdoors This Spring In & Around Nashville

All of the warm sunshine and budding foliage is mighty enticing, and your bespoke guest room or suite at The Union Station Nashville Yards provides an ideal launchpad for outdoor activities.

Walk, run, or bike your way along some of the nearly 100 paved miles of Nashville’s Greenways, or take a hike amid the greening-up urban wilds of Shelby Bottoms Natural Area. Some excellent state parks, including Radnor Lake State Park, lie within easy day-tripping reach of our boutique-luxe hotel.

And if golf’s your passion, you’ve got your pick of topnotch courses, not least the municipal Nashville Fairways system.

The Union Station Nashville Yards: Your Spring Break H.Q. in the Heart of Music City, USA

Spring break in Nashville gets all the better when you’re bedding down at The Union Station Nashville Yards! Our upscale Autograph Collection hospitality combines elegant rooms and suites, stunning historical architecture, and a rich spectrum of on-site amenities—including exceptional dining at Stationairy and ERGO—to provide a truly one-of-a-kind getaway experience right on Broadway.

We also happen to be a fantastic venue for a spring wedding, just to say!

Check out our current specials and offers, and book your spring vacation here at The Union Station Nashville Yards!