Gaylord opryland Nashville - a tropical island getaway

Just when you thought COVID doomed your life, you stumble upon something so serene and beautiful that life gives you hope again.
Many of our travel plans had been canceled due to COVID and it took us a while to get comfortable enough to travel again. Yet when you are with kids you tend to put a lot of thought before you are sure where you can travel and yet be socially distant. 

Gaylord Opryland was kind enough to welcome us to its property. I cannot say enough good things about it because it really was THAT good.

Gaylord Opryland is like a mini tropical getaway with lush 9 acres of indoor garden covered with climate controlled glass atrium. There are cascading waterfalls and beautiful spots full of vibrant flowers and greenery.

An indoor river also features a delta riverboat which rides everyday allowing visitors to take a breath of fresh air amidst the beauty. 

The Delta Riverboat travels down a scenic river winding through Gaylord Opryland Resort's 4.5-acre Delta Atrium.

Since Halloween is just around the corner, they had beautifully carved pumpkins decorated on the trails. Also a variety of fun activities for the kids to get into the Halloween mood.

Goblins and Giggles Getaway at Gaylord Opryland
September 11 - October 31, 2020
From spooky animal encounters and a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt to jack o’lantern trails and trick-or-treating, you’ll create special fall family memories that will outlast the season.
Some of the fun activities currently at Gaylord Opryland are-

Hide and Seek Scavenger Hunt

Solve the puzzle to find the missing clues.
Location: Throughout the Resort
Times: Daily, at leisure
Price:  $10 (tax inclusive)

Jack o’lantern Walk

Imaginative walk through the trail featuring carved and illuminated pumpkins and the world's largest pumpkin.
Location: Throughout the Resort
Times: Daily, at leisure
Price:  Free

Trick or Treat Expedition

Wear your best costume and go trick-or-treating. 
Location: Throughout the Resort
Times: Fridays/Saturdays, 4pm-8pm
Price:   $10 (tax inclusive)

Family Fun Zone

Halloween inspired fun and crafts.
Location: Delta Atrium
Times: Fridays & Saturdays
Pumpkin Arts & Crafts 5pm
Fall Trivia 6pm
Spooky Bingo 7pm
Price:  Free

Family Movies

Not-so-scary Family movie night in your pjs
Location: Delta Island Meeting Room
Times: Sunday-Thursday 4pm;
Fridays & Saturdays 3pm & 6pm
Price: FREE  

Bedtime Stories with Morgana

Fun and spooky story time in your pjs.
Location: Hotel Guest Room TV Channel
Times: Daily at bedtime
Price:  Free

Animal Encounters

Fun educational opportunity to interact with various creatures.
Location: Delta Atrium
Times: Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm & 6:15pm
Price:  Free

Fall Fountain Shows

Perfectly choreographed musical water show. 
Location: Delta Fountain
Daily Times:
Hydrobeats, 8pm, 10pm
Spooky Light Show, 7pm, 9pm
Price: FREE

Self-Guided Garden Tour / Musical Art Tour

Take a self guided tour to explore the flora in the gardens.

Location: Delta atrium
Time: Daily, at leisure
Price: Free

Color Between the Wines

Color pages from the Jackson wine estate.

Location: Falls Bar
Time: Saturdays & Sundays
Price: Varies by selection


After exploring these activities you can unwind at the recently opened waterpark SoundWaves.  Chill with the entire family or ride some thrills rides, riding the waves or floating along a lazy river, SoundWaves upscale water attraction fuses music and water to create an exclusive Nashville experience with something for the entire family.
If you want to get the most out of the experience then make sure to book an atrium view room. You will wake up to an amazing view every morning which never got boring.
Lastly I would like to point out that Gaylord Opryland did a wonderful job to keep their customers safe and maintained good sanitization. There was also a sanitizer in my room. Staff was spraying the place well and from time to time which made me feel pretty comfortable. 

My entire family had a wonderful time and would go back there in a heartbeat. 

Thank you Gaylord Opryland for hosting my family and welcoming me to experience the wonderland.


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