Country fans will want to get on one of these fun-filled packages to spend the winter holidays in Nashville, Tennessee before the year is out. Young or old, any generation can appreciate what this city of country legends has to offer and especially the "Dancing Lights of Christmas" displays at Jellystone Park.
So, where to stay? The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel "Third Night's A Charm" package offers 30% off with a 3-night minimum stay. That gives the whole family time to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame as well as enjoy the city. Valid any night of the week and through December 30, 2014, rates start at $189/N.
If this spacious 340-guest-room hotel – complete with a gift shop, art gallery and dry cleaning and laundry service – doesn’t cut it, then no hotel will. And the Club Level, if available at a higher rate, includes free WiFi, continental breakfast and snacks in a private lounge so you can really call this hotel home. Bring the grandparents, the kids, even your pet. For more details on Loews Hotels packages and rates, visit the Loews Hotel website.
At the Gaylord Opryland Hotel a “Country Christmas” package is another fun option over the upcoming holidays — it's been awarded a “Ten Great Places to Catch up with Santa” by USA Today; “The Most Christmassy Hotel in the Nation” by the Travel Channel’s “Extreme Christmas;” one of the top ten places to spend Christmas in the world by Travel + Leisure; and a “Nashville treasure” by Southern Living.
This huge hotel always has something going on for families but the Christmas season with all those lights and decorations comes to the newly renovated, nine-acre lobby only through January 1, 2014. You can enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides and ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman, too, just two more of the distinctive holiday entertainments on offer.
A "Country Christmas Basic Package" has rates from $370/two nights per person or $480 pp for a three-night stay. Accommodations include two queen-sized or one king-sized bed, at the guest’s request. Plus you get
• Tickets to ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman
• Tickets to Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes
• Tickets to Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show
• Free admission to Holly Jolly Town Square
• Free admission to Treasures for the Holidays
• Tickets to Canvas for a Cause: American Icons Give Back
If all that entertainment sounds like your kinda' holiday, please call 866/972-6779 and provide the promotional code GC6 or book online.
For more information on accommodations offers with fewer perks from Gaylord Opryland Hotel, visit the Gaylord Hotels website.
While enjoying the sights and sounds of the city, broaden the kids’ minds at the Adventure Science Center, where six scientific themes of interactive exhibits will be enough to keep them busy for an entire day. Have the young ones crawl through the four chambers of a human heart, pluck the strings and feel the vibrations of a massive guitar, or lift a car without even breaking a sweat. Their BlueMax flight simulation ride provides 3-minute "flight" for two people in a total-freedom flight simulator.
For the animal-lovers in your entourage, visit the 350+ species living in the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. A person of any age can appreciate the 17 new red kangaroos, the crazy-eyed ring-tailed lemurs, the adorable Clouded Leopard kittens, or the sinister but comically endowed Eyelash Viper.
This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.