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A friend and myself will be staying at the Quality Inn hotel in Nashville commencing October 1st this year! Is this a reasonably good location regarding safe walking distance to alot of the music venues and restaurants etc! I believe it's located in the downtown district! We have also booked a return guided tour to Memphis on Sat 6th Oct! Would it be advisable to book other events in advance or leave till our arrival! This will be our first experience of Nashville! Regards! Gordon!

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It's on the east bank of the Cumberland River beside Nissan Stadium. There's nothing of interest on the east bank. You can walk from there to downtown in about 20 minutes using the pedestrian bridge located in a parking lot on the south end of Nissan stadium. It's fine to walk it during the day, but you may want to consider an Uber or Lyft ride back at night, especially if you'll be drinking. It's not a particularly dangerous walk, but it can be very desolate after dark for those last few blocks from the bridge to the hotel.

There is a B-Cycle station at the foot of the bridge on each side, plus some other locations throughout downtown. That's a good way to get around too. During the day you could ride from there to Five-Points to explore some of East Nashville. It's $5 a day, or $10 for a 7-day membership. As long as you return your bike to any station within 60 minutes, that's all you'll pay. If you want to ride longer, you can check your bike in at a station and immediately get another one for a fresh 60 minutes, or it's just $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes after the 60. You can only get the 7-Day membership online. The stations only sell 24-hour passes. https://nashville.bcycle.com/

If you know what you want to do, go ahead and pre-book what you can, especially backstage tours of The Ryman or The Grand Ole Opry House, and the Grand Ole Opry itself if those are on your list. The museums (Country Music Hall of Fame, Frist Center, Cash Museum, George Jones Museum, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, etc.) rarely sell out so you can walk-up to them and get your tickets whenever you want to go. The hop-on-hop-off trolleys don't sell out, but other tours can so book those ahead if there are any you want to do.

Edited: 11:58 am, June 09, 2018
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2. Re: Nashville

Nothing to add, all excellent advise in Reply #1.

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