Nashville has something exciting around every corner. Some spots old and others new, you’ll never run out of sights to see and events to enjoy. Anything from a day out on the town, to family fun at Opryland, there is a little something for everyone! From our family to yours, here are some of our favorite spots and activities to share with your loved ones while they are in town this holiday season.
Christmas at Gaylord Opryland
Gaylord Opryland is a must see, especially, during the Christmas season. There is something for everyone with over 17 hours of activities. One of the main attractions are the millions of Christmas lights which result in acres of festive display around the resort. Something new they are offering this year is the one of a kind “Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf,” this experience allows you to step into the world of Buddy the Elf. From holiday shows to a gingerbread decorating corner Gaylord Opryland is a must see for you and your family. To learn more about this holiday season favorite you can visit: https://christmasatgaylordopryland.marriott.com
*Images from https://christmasatgaylordopryland.marriott.com
Country Music Hall of Fame
Country Music Hall of Fame the perfect place to share with family to show off what Nashville has to offer. The Country Music Hall of Fame is currently featuring exhibits including “Martina Mcbride: The power of her voice” and “American Currents.” When at the Country Music Hall of Fame you are able to dive into the history behind country music. Learn more about tickets and current exhibits you can visit: https://countrymusichalloffame.org
If you are looking to get away from the city’s hustle and bustle just a quick drive from downtown you’ll find the historic Franklin, Tennessee. Franklin is the perfect place for a day out with the fam. It features a mixture of shopping, entertainment, and local restaurants. During the holiday season you will have the opportunity to see the gorgeous Christmas tree in the town square. If you are looking for a place to grab lunch Meridee’s is great go to. It has an array of deli and comfort food and don’t forget to grab one of their decadent baked goods on your way out! The downtown area also features many local small businesses such as Heart & Hands, The Iron Gate, and The Cellar on Main. For more information visit: https://visitfranklin.com
*Images from visitfranklintn.com
Grand Ole Opry
Another Nashville classic is the Grand Ole Opry, while the family is in town it will be the perfect place to catch a show or tour of the Opry House. It is known as “The True Home of Country Music.” They pride themselves on showcasing the past, present and future of country music. With close proximity to downtown make sure to add this to your schedule. To learn more about shows and tours visit: https://www.opry.com
*Images from culture trip.com & frommers.com
With their season in full swing, what is a better way to experience some Nashville culture? A Predator’s game is the perfect fun family activity! They play their home games at the Bridgestone Arena centrally located on Broadway so you can continue your night out after the game. Don’t forget to pick up some awesome Preds gear! To purchase tickets & see their schedule visit: https://www.nhl.com/predators
*Image from bridgestonearena.com
Last but not least a great way to see all of the sights of the city is from one of the Honky Tonk buses. You can reserve one of these buses here. Use our code “EKT” for 12% off your ride!
With holidays quickly approaching it is always nice to have a plan on things to do while you are together with your family! Enjoy some of our favorites to cut down your planning time and give your family a taste of Nashville living.