Where to Stay for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series?
One of the best places to stay for the marathon is within the Nissan Stadium (starting & finish line). This stadium is at the Cumberland River’s east bank, directly across the river from Downtown Nashville.
Staying in hotels around these places gives you a clear and undisturbed view of the marathon events as they unfold. Since Nashville has a lot to offer, finding ideal accommodation exposes you to its rich musical culture, an exquisite dining experience and unmatched entertainment.
There are numerous hotels along the Cumberland River within walking distance to Nashville Downtown and Nissan Stadium. Most of the best hotels are surrounded by numerous athletic shops and snack restaurants and cafes.
If you forgot to carry an essential item for the big run, then you can get it from the multiple athletic shops at affordable prices. Additionally, if you want to grab some cheap, delicious dishes either before or after the marathon, you can easily visit the many restaurants serving mouth-watering snacks and drinks.
With your tummy full of delicious dishes, you can take your time to explore the streets here. If you stay in hotels in Broadway, Downtown, you will get a chance to enjoy the unique life here. The nightlife at Broadway is dominated by cool country music songs playing from the multiple bars.
This nightlife is full of fun, and you wouldn’t want to miss out. Additionally, there are plenty of souvenir shops and photo booths at the Elvis Statue for some shopping and photo sessions. The beautiful Riverfront Park also offers an excellent scenic view.
You can explore this beautiful City using the affordable and convenient transport system either by a cab or the many scooters available.
What are the Best Hotels for Nashville Marathon Weekend?
Make haste and book your hotel early enough before the accommodation industry gets overstretched by the high number of visitors. Other than participating in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, this is also an excellent opportunity for you to explore what Nashville has to offer. Learn about the rich musical culture and get to enjoy live country music bands. If you are into shopping and dining, then here, you will be spoilt for choices.
Here are some of the best hotels for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon;
Strategically located in Nashville Downtown, Clarion Hotel Downtown Nashville – Stadium offers a unique blend of comfort, convenience and value. This hotel boasts of modernised rooms that are kid-friendly. Therefore, if you travelled with your kid to participate in the marathon, you will enjoy the services in this hotel. Additionally, there is a fitness centre where you can do some training and workouts before the marathon starts. This hotel is 10 minutes away from Nissan Stadium, making it an ideal accommodation spot.
Quality Inn Nashville Downtown – Stadium is located just next to Nissan Stadium, giving you a clear view of the marathon event. It has a modern fitness centre where you can do your final bits of training before starting the race. Additionally, it is highly convenient and affordable. It is the best choice if you are looking for a cheap property in close proximity to the Nissan Stadium.
Centrally located in Downtown Nashville, this hotel is on a 10 minutes’ walk away from the Country Music Hall of Fame. Around this hotel are multiple restaurants and shopping boutiques along Nashville Street. Here, you are at close access to the marathon area while still enjoying mouth-watering dishes and a great shopping experience. It also offers a training centre for runners who would like some workout sessions.
This is one of the best hotels boasting of proximity to the Nissan Stadium, Broadway Strip, Country Music Hall of Fame and the Bridgestone Arena. It has modern, classy rooms and a fitness gym. It is an excellent combination of comfortability and convenience. If you are looking for a strategically located hotel, then this is your to-go deal.
Where is the Start and Finish?
The Marathon starts at the Nissan Stadium near Downtown Nashville. Here, the runners follow a scenic route down Broadway and past the honky-tonks, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Centre. This starting point is slightly hilly and challenging for most of the runners.
They then proceed to Demonbreun before passing by the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Cummins Station. The runners then split off at Gay Street, where the half marathon runners proceed to their finish point at Rosa L. Parks Blvd (Nissan Stadium).
The full marathon runners then proceed to the Cumberland River, running along the riverfront and back to Downton Nashville along Rosa L. Parks Blvd. They then follow the route along 5th Street through Davidson Street and Shelby Park. From here, they proceed back to the finish area at Nissan Stadium. There are live country music bands and cheer groups throughout the marathon route.
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