I began my trek across the country today with my first stop in Nashville, TN. I now get why people love it here – everyone is friendly, up beat and certainly loves their country music (not to mention their southern cooking). For me, this was a place on my “bucket list” – especially to take in a show at the Grand Ole Opry – a place country music stars aspire to perform at.
I decided to stay at the Gaylord, which happens to be the largest non-casino hotel and conference center in the U.S. It is the most charming hotel I’ve ever been in and certainly gives you plenty of things to do and see. My stay included:
- Taking a river boat ride through 4.5 acres of river IN the Gaylord
- Grand Ole Opry show (the coolest thing about it – it broadcasts live on its own radio station (located in the Gaylord’s Magnolia wing) – you even see the announcer on stage, reading the sponsor ads).
- Dinner at Jack Daniels’ saloon (I highly recommend the chili)
- Wandering through the tropical forests and hidden waterfalls throughout the entire property
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