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5 Things to do at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee + 2 Night Hotel Stay & 4 Soundwaves Passes Giveaway!!

5 Things to do at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville TN featured by top US travel blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels.


We have almost made it to the weekend, woohoo! If y’all saw my Instagram stories from a few weeks ago, you know that I was in Nashville with my photographer, Mary Kate and my assistant, Noelle. We went for a quick little work/girls’ trip, and it was great to have a little getaway!

It’s no secret that I love every Gaylord resort I’ve visited. Find my post from Gaylord Rockies here. These resorts are always so gorgeous, and the staff are super friendly and helpful. Gaylord Opryland in Nashville is no exception to that.

I’ve been to this resort several times prior to this girls’ trip but honestly, you can always find something new to love about these resorts each time you visit! Whether it’s a couples trips, a family trip, or a girls’ trip, we’ve had a blast every time, and there is something for everyone!

We stayed in a suite with a double queen atrium view room, a king atrium room and an attached parlor in the middle. This is the usual room we stay in each time we come because it offers plenty of room for the entire family, and it’s all attached to each other.

We usually bring the entire family including my mom and sister and her husband and their kiddos, so it’s nice to have plenty of sleeping space and room for the kiddos and their early bedtimes and yet a separate space for the adults to watch a movie after the kids go to bed.

The parlor has a murphy bed in too, so it’s great for even more added space! It also has a large sectional, a couple chairs, a fireplace and a full sized dining room table and butler’s pantry. In addition to their spacious rooms and beautiful atrium views, I’m sharing some of the best things to do at Gaylord while you’re visiting!

5 Things to Do at Gaylord Opryland

Try out the outdoor water slides at SoundWaves.

SoundWaves has something for everyone! We took Leighton here last summer, and everyone was able to find some stuff at the water park that they loved. They have a great area for young kids, lazy rivers, a tidal wave pool and a rock climbing wall. But, they’ve also got some huge water slides that are perfect for the adrenaline junky in your group as well!

Rent a Cabana and lounge by the pool indoors or out or visit the lazy river.

On this particular trip, this is exactly what we did! We lounged by the pool, chatted, and enjoyed some yummy snacks and drinks. It was the perfect way to spend a hot afternoon!

Ride the delta boats around the hotel.

These Mississippi-style flatboats take you on a leisurely ride around the waters in the Atrium at the resort. They give you a fun little history on the hotel and loads of information about different parts of the resort. Every time I take Leighton, we always add this to our list

Try out some amazing food at their many dining options.

If you’re looking for a place that is more or less totally self-contained, Gaylord Opryland is it! There are so many dining options. Some of my favorites include Old Hickory Steakhouse, The Falls Bar & Lounge, Cascades American Cafe and the Delta Marketplace. They literally have everything you need here. It is so nice to go to a resort that has everything!

Grab some ice cream and check out the beautiful gardens in the atrium.

The atrium is such a cool place. You’ll absolutely feel like you’re in another world. There are all kinds of various plants, water features, etc. You’ll love walking around down here. Grab some ice cream or another treat from the Delta Marketplace and roam around taking in all the sights.

If y’all are in the Nashville area, or if you’re planning a trip to Nashville, I cannot recommend Gaylord Opryland enough! The kind people over there have actually given me an amazing deal to share with y’all!

If y’all are Tennessee residents, rates for y’all are already deeply discounted which is amazing! But, if you’re NOT a resident, you can get 20% off. They’ve also offered me some discounts for y’all for the SoundWaves Experience Package:

Davidson County Residents receive up to 40% off on select dates with code: L9Z. Tennessee Residents receive up to 25% off on select dates with code: M16. Out of state guests may receive up to 20% off on select dates with code: BQ7. If you’re interested in any of those, you can book online right here!

And make sure you also enter to win the giveaway for a 2 night stay to Gaylord Opryland and 4 Soundwaves passes. Trust me, you’ll have a blast! To enter, use the rafflceopter widget below and good luck!

What about you? Have you ever been to Gaylord Opryland? Let me know in a comment below!

5 Things to do at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville TN featured by top US travel blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels.
5 Things to do at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville TN featured by top US travel blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels.
5 Things to do at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville TN featured by top US travel blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels.
5 Things to do at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville TN featured by top US travel blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels.
5 Things to do at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville TN featured by top US travel blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels.
5 Things to do at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville TN featured by top US travel blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels.
5 Things to do at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville TN featured by top US travel blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels.
5 Things to do at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville TN featured by top US travel blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels.
5 Things to do at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville TN featured by top US travel blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels.
5 Things to do at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville TN featured by top US travel blogger, Walking in Memphis in High Heels.
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  1. Patrick Jones

    having fun at SoundWaves!

    • Lin Pieper

      This would be amazing, so much to do and so many great people ro meet

  2. carol n

    Our daughter lives in Nashville, she lived in Germantown and her apartment was hit by the Tornado in March while she was sleeping. The last time we visited was to help her move again. I would love to win a stay at Opryland to visit her and have some fun while we are there instead of her needing our help!

  3. deanna allen

    I love visiting Nashville!

  4. Christina moore

    This would be great

  5. Cheryl Everitt

    Rent a Cabana and lounge by the pool indoors or out or visit the lazy river would be the ultimate!!

  6. Holly Oswald

    The Property is so big how do you easily get around it ? Always had trouble finding restaurants and the front door

  7. Stephanie Fredrick

    The awesome ammenities!

  8. ILona B.

    I have always wanted to stay at one of their HUGE properties.

  9. Mary Novack

    I would love to stay in the fancy place amidst all the fun of Nashville!

  10. Donna

    Looks very nice, would love to win and experience.

  11. Irene

    To see Nashville

  12. Rachael

    I was in Nashville once last year. It was for a quick weekend. I’d love to be able to go back and see opryland and more

  13. Brittany Millsaps

    We love visiting Gaylord Opryland! There is so much for the whole family to do. Soundwaves and the Delta Riverboat are some of our families favorites.

    • Nadia S

      I have never been to Nashville! It’s been on our to do list for as long as I can remember! This place look amazing, definitely family friendly too, my kids would love it!

  14. Terri Bollin

    Sound Waves of course

  15. Melissa Cain

    Ready for a getaway. Never been here. Looks so relaxing. Always wanted to stay there.

  16. Jennifer Meyer

    We used to go to the Gaylord Opryland hotel every year for our anniversary when they had the special buy one night get one night free and they did away with that. I really miss going there I hope I win this for us to go for our anniversary

  17. valerie simons

    Getting out of the house and seeing Nashville. Staying at Gaylord would be over the top

  18. LisaN

    We stayed there last year and really enjoyed the trip! It was too cold to swim outside, but the indoor SoundWaves was a blast! My son loved the surfing practice!

  19. Lisa O

    Just being in Nashville would be amazing. I would love to visit during the Fall season.

  20. Tracey huitt

    I went to the Grand Ol Opery when I was a little girl and I would love to go again!

  21. Steven W Long

    I would not be using the water park being disabled, however if this joint has a sauna I would be in paradise. My wife and I want to return to Nashville for another visit without kids this time.

  22. Tammy

    I’m excited for the gorgeous inside of the hotel.

  23. Jeffrey

    Spend the night.


    I have been wanting to go there. It would be treat to go and get out and see something different during this time.

  25. Curtis Aron

    The water activities look fun.

  26. Bryce Verlinden

    The fact that it is in Nashville of course with easy access to the Opry!

  27. beth shepherd

    This would be an amazing

  28. Nancy Schneider

    We’re tired of quarantine/lockdown and ready to get back out and have fun. This would be a great place for family quality time away from home.

  29. Kimberly Zimmerman

    Excited for all of it!

  30. harolde

    soundwaves and the gorgeous rooms

  31. Andrea Darst

    I’ve never been to Tennessee and the resort looks so amazing!

  32. Meagan Nelms

    I am so excited about getting out the new Soundwaves at Gaylord resort.

  33. Donny


  34. katie Collins

    I have been there, so much fun would love to go again.

  35. Ashley Burton

    I would just be excited to get to stay there because its beautiful and a very nice hotel!

  36. Nanette Olson

    I am excited that it is 15-minute walk of Grand Ole Opry

  37. Jennifer Johnson

    Relaxing in the rooms and enjoying the hotel

  38. Donna Bouton

    Sound Waves!

  39. Jess

    I’d love to check out SoundWaves!

  40. Chris

    So much fun!!!

  41. Kenya F

    Wow! This looks like so much fun! 1st I would be excited about going to Nashville since I’ve never been. 2nd I indoor/outdoor water resorts! Sounds so relaxing and I definitely need to chilax for a bit!

    • Brenda S

      This would be a dream! I have never stayed there. This would be a great 25th anniversary honeymoon for us!

  42. Philip Lawrence

    I am most excited about the Outdoor Water Slides.



  44. Jessica Navarro

    Great opportunity for a family getaway!

  45. Natalie Hartmann

    I am happy just to be away somewhere fun during all these crazy days!

  46. Whitney S

    This looks like such a fun trip!

  47. JulieDavis

    We have only walked around never stayed there

  48. Amy Doerfler

    Soundwaves looks so fun!

  49. Sarah Fleenor

    The lazy rizer!

  50. Betsy Barr

    Amazing hotel and amenities! I’ve wanted to stay there a long time!

  51. Eva Mack

    yes… i want to go

  52. kelly light

    I love Nashville, would love to stay at the Gaylord!

  53. Mallory D

    Lounging by the pool sounds amazing right now lol

  54. Charles Sedano

    Mainly here for the pics and giveaways! Thanks for doing this. Fun to have something to look forward to.

  55. Linda

    The magic is awesome at the Gaylord Opryland

  56. JCar

    Sound Waves!

  57. Lacy S.

    I’m most excited for the food and the lazy river!

  58. Sherly Sandry

    Spending precious family time with my two kids who are growing up too fast.

  59. Gina

    the giveaway sounds like fun

  60. Lyvona Perry

    The sounds, I just wanna hear everything

  61. Tara L

    Wow everything looks so beautiful. I am excited about the soundwave that is awesome.

  62. Sandra McFadden

    I relocated to West Tennessee One year ago and due to settling in and Covid we haven’t been able to explore our great State visiting the area and the Hotel would be one of my first trips and just being able to view all its beauty would be great.

  63. Becky Jones

    This looks like a fantastic short trip. Taking care of my Mom keeps me from taking vacations. This would be a fantastic time.

  64. Christine Ramsey

    Spending time relaxing at SoundWaves.

  65. Kim Gilleland

    This would be such a nice break from the apocalypse!

  66. Jean Segina

    I am most excited for true relaxation and peace for a few days. So much stress and unknowns in our lives these days, we can’t misstep!

  67. Beth B

    It would be fun to go to the resort and visit friends who live in Nashville.

  68. Jennifer Niswander

    We have never been to Gaylord Opryland or Nashville and would sooo love to go!

  69. Angela Kern

    Looking forward to the waterpark

  70. Cheryl J

    Would love to go to Nashville again!

  71. Wendy Cole

    having a mini vacation with my family!

  72. Wendy Cole

    Taking a mini vacation with my family

  73. Robert Nease

    Very excited about getting out and enjoying some good music!

  74. Susan Day

    Being in Tennessee! <3

  75. Katherine E

    I love Nashville– I live in East Tennessee and we have what I would like to think of as a “healthy rivalry” with our bigger cousin. Every time I visit I try to go to the Opryland hotel, but I have never had a chance to actually stay there. It’s a super cool place. SoundWaves sounds rad!

  76. Latoya

    I think checking out the atrium sounds cool.

  77. Karen Gilmore

    The waterpark sounds great!

  78. Brianna Cruz

    all the incredible ammenities

  79. Jenny Hansen

    I have always wanted to visit Nashville. This would be so amazing!

  80. Donna M

    I would love to visit Nashville, never been!

  81. Christine Blake

    I’m excited about all of the amazing dining options inside the resort!

  82. Genevieve Estadt

    Would be the perfect getaway!

  83. Paige Byrd

    I have never been to Gaylord Hotel and I am excited to go.

  84. JT

    Love Nashville!

  85. Dana Sims

    We love the Gaylord Opryland. We drive up and spend the day there a few times a year. We have also stayed there several times. It is a nice getaway. We have not checked out Soundwave yet. The kids would love that.

  86. Crystal Cox

    I’ve nott visited the area, but this resort looks lovely. I’d love to win a 2 night stay.

  87. Ashleigh Hack

    Just being able to see a new place with my family.

  88. Vickie

    The Opryland Hotel is just beautiful! I’d love to stay there and go to the Soundwaves! Thanks for the chance!

  89. Dawn Redden

    OMGosh, This looks so relaxing!! I need this getaway. I would love to ride the delta boats, eat ice cream while walking around and taking in all the scenery. I would get a massage, I would lay by the pool, read a book and totally love this place!! I already know!!

  90. Amber Redden

    I have never been there. Looks wonderful

  91. Brenda Faulkner

    Riding the Delta Boats!

  92. Kesha

    I would be most excited about Sound Waves water park

  93. Henry Hall Jr

    I will enjoy Gaylord Opryland Nashville when I win this sweepstakes.

  94. James W

    Definitely most excited about bringing the kids to the lazy river and wave pool!

  95. Gina Blades

    I want to go to SoundWaves.

  96. Erin Madigan

    I’d love to check out the SoundWaves.

  97. Jamie Martin

    Honestly, just wanna stand where the greats have stood!

  98. Robin Kossman

    Would love to explore Nashville and visit relatives.

  99. jacqueline graves

    That pool looks amazing!

  100. Renee Signorelli

    Enjoy a little getaway and see Nashville for the first time.

  101. Alli

    I love Nashville but have never been to the Opry! Would love stay so close!

  102. Charlene Hastings

    I stayed at Gaylord a few years back for a week at Christmas time. It was out of this world. Anytime between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a Must.

  103. Paula Gillespie

    Soundwaves and just getting to do something fun!

  104. Jennifer Weinberg

    The pool looks like a lot of fun!

  105. Aubree

    Getting Ice Cream and visiting the atrium would be my kinda plans!

  106. Jackie Diprimo

    Love the hotel, stayed once. The atrium is beautiful!

  107. Dominica McCoy

    I need a vacation to regroup.

  108. Elizabeth Miller

    I love that it just looks so relaxing and inviting and a place where my teen and I can do a mini getaway hopefully when some of this stay at home lets up some as our state is still one being quarantined if we visit certain states. Hope fully if we wre to be lucky enough for this, it is good for a while.

  109. Alicia

    I love country music and NEED to visit!!

  110. Amanda Whitley

    i am excited about the lazy river and the movies.

  111. Helen

    This looks amazing. My favorite spot would have to be in the lazy river. I just love relaxing and letting the current float me away.

  112. melanie huttner

    I’m most excited about the amazing pool!!!

  113. Megan Allen

    having family fun!

  114. Aubrey Scott Daniels

    It’s beautiful there! I haven’t been for a few years but love it!

  115. Trina Chadwick

    I’m most excited for the water slides

  116. Carolann McLaughlin

    Nashville has been on my bucket list forever. I love the looks of this hotel and it is already marked down as a place to stay when I go there, hopefully, in the near future.

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