Visiting Nashville in April

Planning on being in the great Nashville during the month of April? You’ll be happy to know there’s no shortage of exciting events and things to do. April just so happens to be a busy month for the largest city in Tennessee.

Here are 6 activities, attractions, and things to do in Nashville recommended by the staff here at InTown Suites in Nashville.

Awesome April

April is a fantastic time to visit Nashville – a month locals dubbed Awesome April as a tribute to the Music City. Offering up a major event each weekend, April in Nashville is a paradise for locals and tourists alike. Enjoy access to many great entertainment options from a film festival, to Lego Kidsfest, to fashion week, and more.

Record Store Day

If you’re anything like many of the tourists Nashville sees each year, you’re probably pretty passionate about music. There’s no secret that there are few better ways to listen to and appreciate good music than on your very own turntable. April is your chance to stock up on some of the year’s most anticipated vinyl. This April 18th – Record Store Day – be sure to check out these local Nashville record stores for a few musical gems.

Cherry Blossom Festival

Experience the beauty of the cherry blossoms during this excellent festival that celebrates Spring, alongside the friendship between Japan and America. Located at the Nashville Public Square, come out to enjoy food trucks, the 2.5-mile walk along the Cumberland River Greenway to view the flowers, as well as a host of others events throughout the month.

St. Jude Country Music Marathon

Into running, fitness, or just like the great vibe of a community sporting event? Stop by the finish line of the St. Jude Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon to cheer on friends, or even strangers! With so much excitement and energy around you, you’re sure to be entertained. Check out the Health & Fitness Expo while you’re at it!

Many Musical Performances

Nashville is habitually home to one great musical performance after another; April is no exception. If you’re visiting in April, look around for last minute or re-sale tickets to any of the following shows, to name just a few:

  1. Damien Rice (April 1)
  2. Ron Sexsmith (April 4)
  3. Stevie Wonder (April 7)
  4. Alan Jackson (April 11)
  5. Bob Dylan (April 27)
  6. Godsmack (April 29)

Art Crawl

Into art? Don’t miss Nashville’s First Saturday Art Crawl where art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. Having been ranked #2 Most Vibrant Arts Community, Nashville is home to many great works of art, as well as many great artists. Join the Crawl to witness over 20 art venues that participate, presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, offering the opportunity to meet and discuss art with like-minded individuals.

After you’ve had your fill of all the fun and excitement Nashville has to offer this April, enjoy a budget-friendly stay at one of our Nashville extended-stay properties.

For more ideas on what to do in Nashville, check out the Area Guide tabs on any of the individual property pages found through the link above.

Top 10 Budget Eats in Charleston

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Charleston is well known for its delicious Southern cuisine. Primarily comprised of seafood (think catfish, shrimp, oyster, and crab), as well as hearty grains straight from the earth (rice and grits), Lowcountry cuisine is sought-after around the world for its fresh and flavourful ingredients.

If you find yourself in Charleston, be sure to take advantage of the many tasty treats the city has to offer. We’ve compiled a list of some of the top budget eats available in the city for you to enjoy.

Persimmon Cafe

A little unassuming (okay, maybe very unassuming), the Persimmon Cafe is located within a laundromat on Calhoun Street. But don’t let that fool you – stop in for great lunch options under $10, including a delicious curry chicken panini, zucchini with pistachio pistou, or, our favorite, the adult grilled cheese with prosciutto and apple!

Butcher & Bee

Serving up delicious sandwiches, salads, and other sides using time-honored preparation techniques, Butcher & Bee takes pride in the food they prepare. Boasting the finest local ingredients the region has to offer, you’ll get a great taste of Charleston at a great price.

Bessinger’s Barbeque

Bessinger’s Barbeque – a popular spot for BBQ goodies in Charleston – offers what many have come to associate Southern-style cooking with – heaping plates of pork along with delicious sides like mac ‘n cheese, cole slaw, and more. You’ll get a true taste of BBQ here!

Dave’s Carry-Out

An unassuming hole in the wall, Dave’s Carry Out is a local favourite for fresh, delicious seafood on the cheap. Serving up $5 fish burgers, $8 fried shrimp dinners, deviled crab, and more, Dave’s will leave your stomach (and your wallet!) full.

Page’s Okra Grill

Offering lots of local goodness for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Page’s Okra Grill is a top choice for cheap eats in Charleston. From buttermilk biscuits, to sought-after omelettes, Lowcountry crab cakes, BBQ pork, and Southern fried chicken livers, Page’s can’t be beat!

Dell’z Deli

Another excellent example of fine Southern cuisine, you’ll leave Dell’z Deli satisfied. Enjoy traditional rice and bean bowls, spicy shrimp dishes with sweet chili salsa, spicy chicken with bleu cheese, and much more.

The Taco Spot

Have a hankering for tacos? Check out the Taco Spot for a delicious menu that consists of items under $8. Choose your fillings and build the perfect taco from fish, chicken, steak, beef, pork, and more!

Sesame Burgers & Beer

With one location in North Charleston, as well as as many burger varieties as you can imagine (bean, beef, chicken, turkey), Sesame Burgers & Beer is a great place to grab a cheap bite. Be sure to check out the daily specials for an even better deal.

Bon Banh Mi

How about a little Vietnamese-style cuisine in the Lowcountry? Head to Bon Banh Mi in the Elliotborough/Cannonborough neighborhood and get your fix of crusty baguette topped with pickled vegetables, tofu, beef ribs and more!

D’Allesandro’s Pizza

A top 10 cheap eats list wouldn’t be complete without at least one pizza joint, so here it is! D’Allesandro’s Pizza is a local hot spot for cheap beer and pizza – the perfect combination for a Friday night.

After you’ve filled up on Lowcountry goodness, enjoy a budget-friendly stay at one of our properties in Charleston. Choose from Charleston Northwest, Southwest, or two extended stay properties in North Charleston.

For more ideas on what to do and where to eat in Charleston, check out the Area Guide tabs on the pages linked above.

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