July 8, 2019

8 Family Things to Do in Nashville, TN + Gaylord Opryland 2 Night Stay & SoundWaves Giveaway!!

8 Family Things to Do in Nashville, TN, featured by top US travel blog, Walking in Memphis in High Heels

Happy Monday! I am SO excited about today’s post because we just love Nashville! It is only 3 hours away from Memphis, so it’s been a great vacation destination for Leighton and I for years.

We have been going to Nashville for as long as I can remember, and the same goes for Gaylord Opryland too! It has been so fun to bring Leighton each year since she was born so she can experience all the fun! And now there is even more fun to be had!

In case you didn’t know it, Gaylord Opryland opened its first indoor/outdoor upscale water attraction last year. It is 4 acres and is HUGE! It has everything from lazy rivers to a wave pool to 11 water slides and more. It is perfect not just for kids but the entire family. They even have adults-only areas.

Me, Leighton, my mom, sister and my niece finally got to check it out a couple of weeks ago, and let me tell you, it is amazing! There is SO much to do there! Leighton’s favorite things were the lazy rivers and the kids slide/play area inside. Even when it was raining and cloudy outside, we still got to have plenty of fun indoors at the water attraction!

In addition to SoundWaves, there are so many amazing things that Nashville has to offer. You might remember me sharing my favorite things to do in Nashville in the winter here and fall here, but today’s post is all about the kid friendly things to do this summer. = ) Check them out and schedule your Nashville summer vacation before the kids are back in school. = )

P.S. Keep reading below to enter to win a 2 night stay at Gaylord Opryland and 4 SoundWaves passes!

Top 8 Family Things to Do in Nashville TN:

1.) Watch a show at Nashville Children’s Theatre.

2.) Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

3.) Visit the Nashville Zoo.

4.) Discover more about science and our world at Adventure Science Center.

5.) Have a picnic at the Fannie Mae Dees Park.

6.) Listen to some live music and learn to line dance at Wildhorse Saloon.

7.) Eat at Aquarium Restaurant.

8.) Slide, splash and float at SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland.

I’m so excited to be teaming up with Gaylord Opryland again to give away a 2 night stay to the hotel and 4 SoundWaves passes. To enter, just use the rafflecopter widget below and good luck!

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137 thoughts on “8 Family Things to Do in Nashville, TN + Gaylord Opryland 2 Night Stay & SoundWaves Giveaway!!”

    1. I havent been here in years!! The last time was when Opryland was still around!! Would love to spend a weekend here with the hubby for a weekend getaway!!

  1. We have gone to Opryland hotel most of our lives-to see Christmas lights, conventions and to just walk around! So excited for the water park.

  2. OMG I COULD’NT BELIEVE WHEN I SAW YOUR BLOG POST! My husband and I are living in Memphis for the Summer and are trying to plan a getaway to Nashville with some friends before we move! We have seen you post about the Gaylord resort but have only dreamed of going!! This would be amazing! The Gaylord Resort seems like the most perfect getaway & it looks so fun! Thank you for this post. 🙂

  3. We live in Bowling Green, KY, just an hour north. Gaylord Opryland is a family friendly location with so much to offer. Our family of 5 would love to experience this special place.

  4. My cousin just moved to Nashville and we have never been so this would be so much fun to take our kids there. The hotel looks amazing. My husband has been wanting to go to Nashville because he has heard the food like Memphis is amazing.

  5. My boys would love this waterpark! We have only done a quick overnight stop in Nashville before, but I would love to take a longer trip to explore the city more!

  6. I havent been here in years!! The last time was when Opryland was still around!! Would love to spend a weekend here with the hubby for a weekend getaway!!

  7. We love the Opryland Hotel!! So much to do…great food, entertainment and spectacular views!! Once you are there, you really do not need to leave the property to have a fantastic time!!

  8. I’m excited about the lazy river and all of the slides! When my son finds out about this place he’s going to want to go so bad. I follow on insta @marley_kristin

  9. Oh my! This all looks so fun, it’s hard to choose what I’m most excited about. Hmm, I think I’m most excited about it being only hours away from Memphis!

  10. Beautiful pictures! I visited the Gaylord last year before the water park opened and was mesmerized by their indoor garden and the the beauty of the place. Can not wait to be back with the kids to enjoy the water park!

  11. Looking forward to relaxing with my children at Soundwaves! They will be grown and gone so fast, need to slow down and just be for a few days!

  12. I’ve been wanting to go to soundwaves since it opened! This would be a great opportunity to take my daughters for a fun outting before they start Kindergarten and 2nd grade!

  13. I have been literally dying to take my family to sound waves. Water is all of our favorite thing and we are missing the east coast dearly. We want/need some good unplugged family time! Good luck to all! Xo!

  14. The Gaylord Opryland has 18 restaurants and what can I say…A girl loves to eat! And that Indoor/Outdoor adults only area sounds like complete R E L A X A T I O N!

  15. The water park looks amazing!!! I know for sure that my kids would absolutely love it!!! We took them to the GWL in Lagrange for Spring Break and they had a blast. They’d have so much fun at this water park!

  16. My “baby” leaves for college in August. It would be a blessing to spend a couple of days in Nashville and get to play at the water park with him!!

  17. We are most excited about visiting the Soundwaves! Our kids can’t wait to visit again. The last time we visited Gaylord Opryland was before the Soundwaves was put in. Looks like so much fun!!!

  18. I live just south of Nashville, and we’ve yet to stay at Gaylord Opryland. The waterpark looks amazing, and we’ve been talking about going since before it even opened!

  19. This is such a great idea for a giveaway. I have been checking out their site to take our 18 month old water baby. We vacation in between my seasons.

  20. Love the new Waterpark feature! My girls would have such a blast on the lazy river. Definitely makes a family getaway to Nashville a no brainer

  21. I’ve visited the hotel and done a walk- through of their beautiful gardens. I loved the tropical feel. I’ve always wanted to go back and stay at the hotel, especially since they opened the water park. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  22. I would love to have the pleasure to visit Gaylord Opryland hotel! Have never been but if I won I would cross this one off my bucket list! <3

  23. Tracy Suzanne DeLoach

    It’s been at least 19 years since we’ve been to Opryland and it would be so fun to see how much it’s changed. I’m most looking forward to to Soundwaves Lazy River.

  24. We have never been here but started looking into it about a year ago of places we want to go. We would absolutely love the Soundwaves Park as a family. The water slides look amazing and Up Tempo Rapids River is right up my alley with the kids. I love that it has the Quarter Note Cove for little ones and the Half Note Cove for a little older kids so that I would feel better about where my kids may be if I cam not right with one of them. The Down Tempo Lazy River is just what my husband needs to learn to unwind a little bit and take a breather. The hotel itself looks beautiful.

  25. I think the most exciting thing would be eating at the Aquarium and watching the Mystic Mermaids swim in the water…I would LOVE to see that and ask them about their job…a job that seems really cool!!!

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