Atlanta is packed with world-class attractions to discover. The Georgia Aquarium is just a three-block stroll from the hotel – with ten million gallons of fresh and marine water and many fascinating animals, marine life and educational exhibits it’s the largest Aquarium in the Western Hemisphere. Take the short half-mile walk to the world headquarters of CNN and spend some time in the viewing galleries watching the iconic newsrooms in action. Film buffs will want to experience the Atlanta Movie Tour just a mile or so from the Ellis Hotel – The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, Ant Man, and the Oscar winning Driving Miss Daisy all have one thing in common, that’s right Atlanta! The World of Coca Cola tells the story of this iconic drink and the Atlanta Zoo is not to be missed featuring its famous panda twins; feed the tigers with a VIP pass! Sports lovers head to a game at Turner Field and watch the Atlanta Braves in action during baseball season.
Welcome to the Ellis Hotel Atlanta, a historic Peachtree Street landmark with a legendary past and now transformed into one of Atlanta’s chicest boutique hotels with a well-deserved reputation for impeccable customer service, modern luxury and extra special amenities. Think Women’s Only Floor that’s perfect for the lone traveller with its own secure private entry, upgraded toiletries, and curling irons and straighteners and you start to get the picture. As an added bonus the hotel’s highly desirable location puts you within easy walking distance to lots of downtown attractions, lively bars and restaurants, and trendy shopping outlets.
To get the most out of your trip, why not purchase an Atlanta CityPASS, allowing you to save on admissions costs so you can visit more of Atlanta’s world-class attractions? No trip to Atlanta would be complete without exploring its musical history. From sites featured on the covers of popular albums to music-inspired tours taking you around local landmarks and an array of music museums spanning a plethora of genres, from the Southern Museum of Music to the Trap Music Museum.
With so much to do, you’ll need somewhere to unwind. Richly appointed boutique-style accommodations come with lots of mod cons including premium bedding with pillow top mattresses and a choice of feather or foam pillows, free Wi-Fi, and flat screen LCD TV with premium channels. Other hotel amenities include The New Terrace Bistro serving American Southern style cuisine, a compact and recently refurbished fitness room complimentary coffee in the lobby, as well as free Wi-Fi Browse the web, so you can keep up to date with emails and update your social media. For the ideal Atlanta location and chic guestrooms, look no further than the Ellis Hotel for the perfect place to start your trip.
Atlanta to Nashville is less than 250 miles so let’s head west. On your travels, take the I-24 over Mont Eagle Mountain straight into Nashville or make a detour along the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains to Pigeon Forge, America’s factory outlet mall capital and home to Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s family fun park before heading to Nashville via the Smoky Mountains National Park on I-40.
Gaylord Opryland’s close proximity to downtown Nashville makes it easy to explore nightlife, shopping, dining and popular Music City attractions including The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum which features over one million artefacts taking you through Nashville’s country music past; the Grand Ole Opry is a spectacular country music venue with the world’s longest-running radio broadcast. Other breath-taking music venues include the Ryman Auditorium and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Home to The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Taylor Swift, Ke$ha, Martina McBride, Paramore, Alison Krauss, Sheryl Crow and many others, Nashville isn’t known as the Music City for nothing. With over 180 live music venues, you’ll never be far away from Nashville’s diverse music scene. You can also visit the place where Elvis Presley recorded more than 250 of his songs at RCA’s Historic Studio B on Music Row and hop aboard the General Jackson Showboat to enjoy the riverbank views, fantastic live entertainment and a delicious lunch aboard one of the country’s largest paddle boats.
Beyond Nashville’s musical past, the city also houses hours of family fun: Nashville Zoo features animals from all corners of the globe; Lane Motor Museum is home to over 150 unique motor vehicles and the Adventure Science Center includes stunning exhibits such as the Sudekum Planetarium. Discover world-class eateries and an emerging arts scene with stunning galleries such as the Frist Art Museum, set in a beautifully-restored Art Deco post office. History lovers will adore discovering the city’s picturesque antebellum estate mansions such as Belle Meade and Belmont Mansion, as well as a full-size model of the Parthenon in Centennial Park, which also houses the world’s tallest indoor sculpture in the western world.
Set amongst lush indoor gardens under stunning glass Atriums, the Gaylord Opryland Resort combines stylish rooms and a wonderful range of international cuisine with live entertainment and wide ranging recreational activities, including browsing the speciality shopping and wonderful dining in the Delta Atrium and rejuvenating at the luxurious Relåche Spa and Sauna area as well as a fitness centre, bike rentals and jogging trails.Three pools, heated whirlpools, and a poolside bar and grill make it easy to enjoy some poolside downtime whilst the golfers in your party make their way to the Larry Nelson designed Gaylord Springs Links Golf Course.
When it’s time to unwind the Gaylord Opryland Resort’s stylish rooms and suites provide the perfect retreat with accommodations featuring luxurious bedding with pillow top mattress and crisp linens, flat screen TV with cable and satellite channels, mini-fridge, Wi-Fi, coffee making facilities and in room safes. For unparalleled luxury in a fabulous location near Nashville attractions, Gaylord Opryland is the obvious choice.
Nashville to New Orleans is around 500 miles with plenty of stopping off points along the way for a tasty snack and to stretch the legs. Birmingham, Alabama and the Honey Island Swamp are great places to explore on the drive South. End your trip on a high note at the Cambria New Orleans Downtown Warehouse District hotel, which is located in the stylish arts district of the city. This newly constructed hotel has the perfect blend of business and fun with boutique accommodations, modern amenities and great location. Situated at the heart of the Warehouse District, you’ll discover the French Quarter just a ten minute walk away and an exciting array of the city’s best restaurants, cocktail bars and music venues. In addition the Cambria features a selection of upscale and modern amenities providing the ultimate travel experience. Make use of the Precor Fitness Centre open 24/7; guests will also have access to fast and free Wi-Fi, laundry and valet services and an on-site grab & go market.
Not only is the surrounding area packed with entertainment, it’s also home to a great variety of restaurants and dining experiences. Surrounded by famous restaurants, a variety of cuisines and plenty of places for drinks you’ll be sure to find something to tempt the taste buds in this local area. Also known as the Arts District, the Warehouse District over the past few decades has undergone a dramatic transformation. Take time to visit over two dozen galleries and submerge yourself in the Deep South’s art and culture. The close proximity to the St. Charles Streetcar line and the walkability of the area allows for easy exploration. Spend the day visiting museums, such as the immersive National WWII Museum, with multimedia displays, a vast collection of artefacts and first-person stories and when the sun sets head to Harrah’s Casino and try your luck at the tables or tour a haunted mansion for a thrilling experience; there’s never a dull moment in this exciting city.
Discover the rhythm of the city with live street performances throughout the French Quarter showcasing spectacular local talent. The birthplace of jazz is home to musical performances in jazz clubs to larger performances at venues including the Smoothie King Center and festivals including Jazz Fest, the French Quarter Festival and Voodoo Music Experience. Wherever you go in New Orleans music is sure to follow. For a unique experience, head behind the scenes at Mardi Gras World and uncover the magic behind Carnival.
The Mississippi River is the perfect place for a family bike ride or an evening stroll soaking up the welcoming ambiance. Relax and see New Orleans from a new perspective from a mule-drawn carriage or a paddlewheel riverboat. Families will enjoy exploring creatures from all over the world at the Audubon Zoo, featuring over 1,000 animals, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas with changing displays of tropical fish and The Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium, which houses over 900,000 species of insects.
The Cambria Hotel is inclusive of boutique New Orleans accommodations which feature luxurious amenities to ensure for a comfortable and welcoming stay. Sleep well and recharge with Beautyrest® mattresses as well as comfortable sleeper sofas in select rooms. Modern in-room essentials include a refrigerator and Cuisinart coffee maker in addition to a spa-like shower, ACCA KAPPA spa amenities and a 55″ Roomio TV. The Cambria Hotel offers everything needed for the perfect stay in New Orleans.
This Rhythms of the South multicentre offer is the perfect way to explore America’s rhythmic South. From iconic music venues to an array of museums and cultural hotspots, this trip offers something for everyone to discover. Call one of our travelplanners 020 3542 8888 to book this superb flydrive offer today!