Any events taking place in early January in downtown Nashville? Hotels seem to be expensive than usual. Can the US Nats contribute to this?
YAYY!!!! @Debbie S and I will be almost across the aisle from you! I am so looking forward to many hugs from all my smart vaccinated friends like you!Mom and I will officially be in Nashville! We got tickets in section 117, row D, seats 20-21 (end seats) which are perfect for us (we're not too far away from the friends we'll be rooming with that week so this is very exciting). Mom renewed her FOFS membership over the weekend and we were easily able to buy tickets tonight.
@TanithandBenFan I am going to hug you so hard when I see you.....just giving you fair warning when you see the short, blonde girl coming at you like a crazy person, LOL
A friend who is going with a tour spoke to the operator who indicated that there would be no room blocks for spectators from USFSA. I guess everyone is on their own.
Let's hope that this is true. Hanging on to my reservation until those are released and they are better than the one I got. If you go into the Marriott website and query on The Renaissance, the 3rd through the 9th are blocked off from making a reservation.Unless I'm misunderstanding your post, I was told USFS would post on the nats website hotels offering negotiated rates.
That information usually goes up in synch with general (public) ticket sales. I remember for Boston Worlds they had an initial list, then added more hotels later.
Anyone driving in should probably check to see what daily rate hotel parking costs are also. One hotel I briefly considered, I called to check rates, and I was surprised it was as bad as downtown Chicago prices. (Like $40/day.)
It's one of the hotels closest to the arena. The other, The Omni has rates in the $450+ per night level.I noticed quite a few people here booked the Renaissance. Is it because you have had experience with this hotel or are there specific things that are desirable about this hotel vs. the others? Thank you in advance for any info.
Thank you, everyone, for all the helpful info.
ETA: Is slippery sidewalk a consideration if booking a cheaper hotel further away? Google says about 5 days of snow in January and about 1 inch accumulation?
I've not been to Nashville during snowy weather, but in general I find that places with only rare snow and ice don't do a very efficient job of dealing with that kind of weather. I had to deal with a one-mile walk along uncleared sidewalks the first year Nationals was in Spokane, and that was a challenge. A few blocks probably wouldn't be too bad unless you're mobility-challenged; you just have to start out early so you don't need to hurry.
The average January temperature is 48 degrees, and the Google machine is saying it rarely gets below freezing. Obviously, you never can tell with Mother Nature, but even if the weather is poor for a day, you may consider just asking if your hotel will shuttle you to the arena, or consider a cab or Uber/Lyft. A stretch of very poor weather is probably unlikely. IMO, starting to monitor the forecast a week out from the event is the best time to start figuring out options if there is the possibility of inclement weather. I do agree with @acraven that most areas in the south are not the best equipped for winter storms (I mean, look at the nightmare that was Texas this year!) however. Major metropolitan areas where there is high traffic (car and foot) are probably more likely to take care in getting roads and sidewalks passable. I hope this puts your mind a bit at ease.
There are parts of Kansas that have hills though. I mean real ones. Maybe smaller than what I consider a hill but definitely something you'd notice walking up.Kansas City is only hilly in that some think it is completely flat as all they hear is Kansas and they picture the western plains of Kansas. It’s like my family says they have mountains in their area of Colorado. They live on the western slope and their “mountains” aren’t what people envision when they hear Colorado mountains. I’m not sure any US city can beat San Francisco or Seattle for true hills.
If you are used to San Francisco, you will be fine.On a scale of 1-10 relative to the hills of San Francisco, how hilly are we talking about? Because I was once told KCMO was "hilly" and I was very confused after I got there. Like, am I going to need to hang on to the exterior of buildings so I don't topple downhill?
San Francisco has to hold some don't of record for hills per sq mileSan Franciscohas go be some soft of unique. So manyKansas City is only hilly in that some think it is completely flat as all they hear is Kansas and they picture the western plains of Kansas. It’s like my family says they have mountains in their area of Colorado. They live on the western slope and their “mountains” aren’t what people envision when they hear Colorado mountains. I’m not sure any US city can beat San Francisco or Seattle for true hills.