Music City shines every day of the year, but at the holidays it comes to life in an even brighter way. You may want to choose to visit during the week to avoid the crowds that are a part of every weekend from Thanksgiving until Christmas.
Selecting the Gaylord Opryland Hotel as your base makes good sense since it is the site of several of the attractions and is convenient to others.
Opryland has its own light spectacular and offers horse drawn carriage rides. Frankly, visitors can come to the resort and may not ever want to leave. The hotel provides a variety of dining options to suit every taste and budget. Be sure to book early and look for one of their package deals and don’t be afraid to ask about a senior discount.
One of the most popular attractions is the General Jackson Riverboat. Guests enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner, complete with Holiday Show, while cruising down the Tennessee River. The dock is located on the property of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
Many of the historic homes in the area are dressed in their festive best and bring the spirit of the holidays to their particular venue. Belle Meade Plantation, Cheekwood and The Hermitage are among the more popular destinations.
Nashville is a perfect place to spend three or four days in December. Check out the Nashville CVB for additional ideas.