Planning Your Trip to Nashville for Connect? Ask Andrew.


Posted By Ask Andrew | Oct 13, 2015


Connect 2016 is coming up fast.  While we are still a few months out (less than six, but who's counting?), the Qvidian team is so excited for this year's event.  Our Call for Papers is open and we love all of the submissions and ideas that we've received; with Registration opening very soon, it's time to start planning your visit to Nashville!

Hopefully you are just as excited for your trip to Music City. We've got some insider tips from Andrew, the lead navigator and concierge at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.  He is THE expert on where to go for everything from hot chicken to the best music in town. We picked Andrew's brain for all the fun and exciting things to do in Nashville for our first official post of the "Ask Andrew" series.  

What Should I Do Before I Visit Nashville? The national and global popularity of the city is at an all-time high. This simply means that the days of walking in restaurants with no reservation (even on a Monday), buying a last minute ticket to the Opry or honky tonkin' without standing in a line first, are fading fast. Major attractions, like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Ryman Auditorium continue to offer visitors daily tours with little need to purchase tickets in advance.

However, there are some smaller venues, attractions and activities where proper planning before your arrival can be the difference in a standard visit versus an over- the-top experience (and even a standard visit is really good!) Andrew likes to tell his guests: "You're going to need a vacation after your visit to Nashville." From zip lining through the woods along the Harpeth River to eating Nashville hot chicken, he's excited to share personal experiences to inspire guests to explore local treasures. His hope is always that your visit to Music City leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

Our next "Ask Andrew" edition will highlight answers to questions on Nashville's live music culture, passion for food, boutique shopping, crafted cocktails and more.  Have a question for Andrew? Send it over and we'll make sure to cover it.