Travelling to Nashville

  • seafrontbloke

    Posts: 300

    Jun 07, 2015 9:43 PM GMT
    Hello,

    Next May, I'll be traveling to Nashville for the Bingham Cup. (http://www.binghamcup.com This is the tournament for Rugby Union in which all member clubs of International Gay Rugby take part. The last tournament was in Sydney in 2014.

    I don't want to cross the Atlantic for there days of standing by a rugby pitch in the rain (like I did in Sydney) without seeing something of the country.

    So far, I have two ideas for a tack-on holiday. The first is to drive either to or from Miami taking in Georgia and Florida. The second is to go west from Nashville.

    I have driven (well my dad drove) from NY to Miami in 1981. Other than that, my only experience of the USA has been Manhattan and San Francisco.

    What recommendations do you all have?
  • MarvelBoy23

    Posts: 279

    Jun 08, 2015 3:44 PM GMT
    Nashville is a great town!!! But there isn't too much around it. Any drive from there will take you a day to get to. Perhaps you should just explore Nashville!

    If you are driving down to Miami from there, plan on 11-12 hours! But you could always head up North to Chicago and explore our fair city! It's about a 7 hour drive and we have some of, if not the best Museums and certainly killer food! =) We have a great lake, awesome beaches and a ton of stuff to do here, no shortage of anything you can imagine!!!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 09, 2015 4:32 PM GMT
    MarvelBoy23 saidNashville is a great town!!! But there isn't too much around it. Any drive from there will take you a day to get to. Perhaps you should just explore Nashville!

    If you are driving down to Miami from there, plan on 11-12 hours! But you could always head up North to Chicago and explore our fair city! It's about a 7 hour drive and we have some of, if not the best Museums and certainly killer food! =) We have a great lake, awesome beaches and a ton of stuff to do here, no shortage of anything you can imagine!!!
    That means that Nashville is an economically vibrant and healthy central city since almost all the important things are located within city limits and not in some ugly, sprawled out suburb. Nashville has the best and most efficient urban governance, a consolidated metropolitan government consisting of one municipality similar to Indianapolis and Jacksonville.
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    Jun 09, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
    I'd say head north, too! The South, including FL despite the sea breezes, can be oppressively hot from May thru October, but Spring in the Upper Midwest in generally pretty nice. Or, try driving a loop East from Nashville that takes you to DC, south to Charleston, (Spoleto Festival!), and then back to Nashville via the Carolinas a/o Atlanta. The Appalachians are so beautiful in Spring that one of our composers even wrote a piece about them! Have a good trip and safe travels!
  • seafrontbloke

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    Jun 09, 2015 6:43 PM GMT
    Thanks for your suggestions.

    One reason for flying into/out of MIA was that I have family there and in ATL, so I could do them and also some beach recuperation (rugby tournaments are hard work (well, for the liver anyway)).

    We could, I suppose, do MIA > ATL > BNA > then up to ORD and fly home from there.

    i think we have 2/3 weeks available so it's all possible.
  • mountainncboy

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    Jun 10, 2015 12:52 PM GMT
    Kind of depends on what you like to see and do. There is very little to see in Georgia unless you want to take in Savannah and the coast of Georgia, somewhere like Cumberland Island. From Nashville, if you like to hike, the Great Smokies National Park on the Tenn/NC border is a great place to visit. If you love music, I would head to Memphis and the Mississippi Delta and maybe New Orleans for Jazz Festival if it's going on. I believe Blues Festival in Memphis is in May.