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7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Sep 29, 2013
Hotel check-in begins at 3:00 pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Nashville, TN. Road Scholar check-in and orientation begins at 5:00 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm.
You will be staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Downtown that night.
Location: Nashville, TN
Nearest highway: Interstate 40
Nearest airport: Nashville International Airport

End of Program
Oct 5, 2013
Program ends after breakfast at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Memphis, TN. Motor coach returns to Nashville.
You will be staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis - Beale Street the night before.
Location: Memphis, TN
Nearest highway: Interstate 40
Nearest airport: Memphis International Airport
Type: Hotel

Description: Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Downtown is steps from Music City excitement, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Convention Center, Bridgestone Arena, and LP Field. Watch Tennessee Titans football or a Broadway show at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, blocks from our hotel. Visit historic Ryman Auditorium, former home of the Grand Ole Opry. Explore Second Avenue, Nashville's historic entertainment and dining district overlooking the Cumberland River. Dine on a steak at The Palm or Morton's of Chicago. Listen to live music at legendary Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. Browse the boutiques and shops on Lower Broadway. Join Nashville locals for 4th of July celebrations on the riverfront. Our hotel is just over one mile from Vanderbilt University, West End Avenue, and Centennial Park where you'll find a replica of the Parthenon. Tour Belle Meade Mansion or Hermitage, the Greek Revival mansion of President Andrew Jackson. Try the famous fried chicken and biscuits at Loveless Café, a Nashville tradition since 1951. Whether you are visiting Nashville for business, the CMA Awards, or to tour Vanderbilt, enjoy our contemporary guestrooms and suites with free high-speed internet access and 32-inch flat-screen TVs. Our rooms feature a variety of options from whirlpool tubs to balconies overlooking city attractions. If you are travelling with the family or would prefer roomier accommodations, reserve a two-room suite with a whirlpool or balcony and additional sleeper sofa. Our hotel has received the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. This honor is awarded to establishments that achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. Our staff takes great pride in consistently offering an exceptional experience to our guests.

Contact info:
310 4th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201 USA
phone: 615-277-5000
web: www.hamptonnashvilledowntown.com

Room amenities: Curved Shower Rod; Duvet Covers; Easy to Set Alarm Clock Radio; Ergonomic Desk Chair; In-Room Movie Channel; LCD Flat Panel TVs; Night Lights in Bathroom; On-Demand Movies; Waterpik(R) Showerhead; Coffee Maker; Complimentary Hot Breakfast; Hairdryer; High Speed Internet(No Charge); Iron/Ironing Board; Lap Desk; Newspaper M-F (USA Today)

Facility amenities: Automated Teller (ATM) Baggage Storage Beverage Area, Complimentary Breakfast Area, Complimentary Coin Laundry Elevators Laundry/Valet Service Luggage Hold Multi-Lingual Staff News Stand On-Site Convenience Store Safety Deposit Box Snack Shop Accessible Rooms Accessible business center Accessible exercise facility Accessible guest rooms with mobility features with entry or passage doors that provide 32'' of clear width Accessible hotel restaurant Accessible parking spaces for cars in the self-parking facility Accessible public entrance Accessible registration desk Accessible route from the accessible public entrance to the accessible guestrooms Accessible route from the accessible public entrance to the registration area Accessible route from the hotel's accessible entrance to the meeting room/ballroom area Accessible route from the hotel's accessible public entrance to at least one restaurant Accessible route from the hotel's accessible public entrance to the business center Accessible route from the hotel's accessible public entrance to the exercise facilities Accessible route from the hotel's accessible public entrance to the spa Accessible route from the hotel's accessible public entrance to the swimming pool Accessible swimming pool Assistive listening devices for meetings upon request Closed captioning on televisions or closed captioning decoders Serv support animals welcome TTY for guest use Van-accessible parking in the self-parking facility Visual alarm for hearing impaired The Following Features Are Not Available: Accessible concierge desk Accessible transportation with advance notice Valet only parking

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel.
Special Road Scholar rates are available based on availability 3 days before and 3 days after the above dates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Experience an exciting Memphis vacation at Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street. Situated in the heart of Beale Street Entertainment District,this Memphis hotel is within close walking distance of a variety of popular attractions. Watch a show at the Orpheum, visit nearby Graceland, or explore the National Civil Rights Museum. Catch a game at AutoZone Ballpark or discover Memphisf fascinating musical history at the Rock nf Soul Museum. Located close to Memphis Business District and FedEx Forum, this hotel boasts two versatile meeting rooms. Stay connected in the business center and enjoy free high-speed internet access throughout the hotel. Unwind in a comfy Guest Room. Sip on tea and coffee 24-hours a day in the inviting lobby lounge. Plunge into the pool or refresh with an invigorating workout.

Contact info:
175 Peabody Place
Memphis, TN 38103 USA
phone: 901-260-4000
web: www.hamptoninn.com/hi/mem-peabodyplace

Room amenities: We offer free high-speed internet access in every guest room. Prop your laptop on our handy lap desk and type away while you watch TV. Or simply listen to your favorite kind of music by pressing one of the preset buttons on your room's alarm clock. When you're ready for some rest, hunker down for the night in our comfiest amenity yet, our clean and fresh Hampton bed®.

Facility amenities: Audio/Visual Equipment Rental; Business Center; Business Phone Service; Express Mail; Fax; Meeting Rooms; Modem; Notary Public; Photo Copying Service; Printer; Baggage Storage; Beverage Area, Complimentary; Breakfast Area, Complimentary; Coin Laundry; Elevators; Gift Shop; Guest Activity/Recreation Desk; Luggage Hold; Safety Deposit Box; Snack Shop .

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call Hotel.
Additional nights are available following the program. Call hotel for details.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances


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