Sunday, June 11, 2006

Vacation Hot Spot

When you come to Tennessee, make sure you've put back a little extra money for at least one night's stay in Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel. I can guarantee you that it will be one of the most extraordinary hotel experiences you've ever had. Where else can you stay where there are lush indoor exotic gardens with live music, shops, restaurants, a waterfall and an indoor boat ride all under one roof? If you're looking for romance, you won't be disappointed.

And if that isn't enough, the impressive Opry Mills Mall is right next door, an amazing banquet for retail gluttons. You know who you are. Your kids will love the Build-A-Bear Workshop and the Rainforest Cafe. (Once again, someone please tell me how to get that diacritical mark in place in blogger.) Daddy will love the Bass Pro Shop, and trust me, Mom and the kids will too. I spent two hours in there looking at everything, and I'm not an fishing enthusiast. For Mom, there's Liz Claiborne and The Apple Barn, where you can watch fresh apple turnovers being made from scratch. For music lovers there's the Alabama Grill and the Gibson Showcase. And if you just want to take in a movie because your feet hurt, there's the Regal Imax.

Get on a complimentary shuttle to go riverside for a lovely riverboat cruise on the Cumberland River via the 300-foot, 4-deck, General Jackson Showboat. Enjoy floating the beautiful Cumberland River while taking in a show and dinner. After that, you can hop over to the Nashville Palace and two-step the night away. You might even get a glimpse of a few stars while you're there.


Mike Goodwin said...

As you know, I lived in Nashville for 2 years. I have had the opportunity to do both the Opryland hotel and the General Jackson. Both well worth a trip to Nashville for. They built an "Opry hotel" here in Dallas called the Gaylord Texan. As big and as impressive as it is, I still don't think it compares to the Opry hotel there.

tam said...

Sounds lovely...can't wait to visit someday!

C. H. Green said...

I didn't know Texas had one. Will have to check that out someday.

MugwumpMom said...

It's overwhelming!! All the places in the US that this Canadian wants to visit. Have been to Washington, Oregan, Montana, Idaho, Indiana and Hawaii...but I really want to spend time travelling in the south...(ok, I'll feel really stupid if you tell me that Tennessee isn't in the south) One of these days.

Morning Glory said...

I've eaten at the Opryland Hotel but never stayed there. It's pretty fabulous looking.

You should be a tour guide. You did this really well.