We recently visited Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center for the ultimate staycation! As a Nashville native, some of my favorite memories are from visiting Opryland with my parents and siblings. So I wanted to make sure to create those special memories with my boys and we have been going a couple times a year since Braden was around a year old. My boys absolutely love it there and never want to leave once we arrive.
After so much uncertainty this year and a couple cancelled trips we decided that Gaylord Opryland would be the perfect place for a staycation before the boys went back to school. One of the questions that I have been asked several times is about how the resort is handling COVID-19 and the practives that they have in place. I was very impressed with the way that the resort is handling things and felt very comfortable during our entire stay. Since Gaylord Opryland opened back up in late June, they have implemented their "Commitment to Clean" practices which you can find out more info on here.
Gaylord Opryland is one of the 30 largest hotels in the world. The resort features 9 acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and an indoor river. Plus, it has over 2800 guest rooms. There is so much to do around the resort, so I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite things.
SoundWaves Nashville is Gaylord Oprylands new indoor/outdoor luxury water attraction. It features 4 acres of water fun including: multiple water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river and a fast river, kids areas, an adults only section, and so much more. There truely is so much for everyone to enjoy here!
We had a blast and enjoyed Soundwaves all three days of our stay. The boys could not get enough and were so excited to be there. Preston was obsessed with going down the slides as many times as he possibly could. While Braden could not get enough of the wave pool with the 37 ft big screen tv that towered over it.
One thing to remember when planning your trip to SoundWaves is that you can arrive early on your check in date to take advantage of the water park. The hotel staff will hold onto you luggage in the lobby for you while you enjoy some time in the water and will call when you room is ready. Another thing to remember is that your SoundWaves writstband is valid until noon on check out date, which gives you a little extra time to enjoy the amazing water attraction that Gaylord Opryland has to offer.
Cabanas are great for so many reasons while visiting SoundWaves. Not only do they give you a little extra privacy while there but they make a great meeting place for everyone. Cabanas are available inside and outside at SoundWaves so you can choose which area is the best of you and your family. Each cabana comes stocked with clean towels, a refrigerator with some water and soda, and a TV. You are also able to order food and beverages from the privacy of your cabana. Plus, if you are anything like us then a cabana makes the perfect place for your little ones to nap halfway through the day.
SoundWaves is the perfect place to celebrate and provides such a fun experience for all of your guests. There are three party rooms available to reserve when hosting a party at SoundWaves. Prices start at around $42 per purchase and include a handful of parking passes, private party room access, all day access wristbands to SoundWaves, pizza, and so much more. For more information on reserving a party room click here.
This is one of our favorite things to do when visiting the resort. The Delta Riverboat takes you around the resort's 4.5 acre Delta Atrium. Not only do you get to enjoy the amazing view, but you are able to learn fun facts about the resort.
Another great thing to do while visiting Gaylord Opryland Resort is to enjoy the water show. We typically grab some pizza at Paisano's Pizzaria & Vino in and watch the water show. The way the water moves to the music and lights up is truely spectacular.
Self Care is really important so take some time for yourself on your next visit and visit Relache Spa. They have so many great services to offer! I would highly recommend a hydrafacial or aromatherapy massage.
From July 27th through August 3rd you can experience SUMMERFEST at Gaylord Opryland Resort. This is a summer celebration that provides you with all sorts of summer fun and activities during your stay. There are tons of great activities to check out during you stay. For more information on these, click here.
GAYLORD SPRINGS GOLF LINKS
Junior golfers ages 15 and under can play one free round for each paid adult, based on availability
JOURNEY THROUGH GAYLORD OPRYLAND SCAVENGER HUNT
The nice ladies on the Delta Riverboat gave us a Scavenger Hunt book (which can also be found at the Cascades front desk) and the boys were ready to explore and find all the hidden treasures around the property. This is a great activity to do with the kids. We love how they are color coated based on what section of the resort you can find each thing in.
💦 Davidson County Residents receive up to 40% off on select dates with code L9Z
💦 Tennessee Residents receive up to 25% off select dates with code M16
💦 Out of state guests may receive up to 20% off select dates with code BQ7
Restrictions apply. Book online at SoundWavesGO.com
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One of my favorite things about this product is how easy it is to clean. You just detach the soothie from his elephant and you are able to sterilize and clean both parts without any hiccups (see Easy Steps for Cleaning below). I wish they had something this easy when the other boys were smaller, I was always worried that I wasn’t able to clean and sanitize their pacifier and snuggle combos.
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Easy Steps for Cleaning your Soothie Pacifier
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3. After sterilizing, allow the Soothie to cool for at least 5 minutes and squeeze any trapped water out of the nipple.
4. Check the product before each use and replace the pacifiers immediately in case of damage or weakness.
5. Philips Avent recommends replacing your baby’s pacifier after four weeks of use.
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8. The plush toy is compatible with all Philips Avent Soothies and pacifiers which can be swapped out and replaced with age appropriate soothies/pacifiers as baby ages.
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This post is sponsored by Phillips Avent but all opinions are strictly my own.
Hi, I'm Brittany! I am a mommy, blogger, and Realtor! I look forward to connecting with you through the blog, social media channels, and our monthly Girl's Night Out events!