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May 25, 2024

Experience the Summer of More at Gaylord Opryland Nashville

Experience the Summer of More at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville through Sept. 5.

Looking for a one-tank trip that is sure to impress every member of the family? With nine-acres to explore, Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee has everything a family could possibly want or need from a vacation destination. And now through September 5, 2022, the “Summer of More” is delivering just that… MORE! From special summer activities, beautiful botanicals, roaring waterfalls, a wowing waterpark, superb shopping, delicious dining destinations and more- Gaylord Opryland Nashville is a summer must visit spot. 

Experience the Summer of More

Pint-sized pirates and princesses will feel right at home at Gaylord Opryland this summer. There is a bounty of fun waiting and families will “treasure” their Opryland memories for a lifetime!

Pirates and Princesses Academy

This adorable interactive show will have scallywags dancing along from their seats with the Sword Mistress and Princess Magnolia.  Kiddos can become members of the honorary crew by signing an official princess oath or pirate pledge! 

The Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt

This family activity is the perfect opportunity to get moving and explore the beautiful resort as it takes participants on a hunt for hidden precious treasures! 

The Captain’s Hidden Treasure Escape

Wander into this secret hideaway and beat the clock by solving puzzles to escape. Everyone can pitch in to help find relics from past journeys- working together will be key to a successful voyage! 

Lost Treasure Flatboat Voyage

Yo,ho! Yo,ho! It’s a pirate’s life for Gaylord guests. Coast down the waters of the Cumberland River in a flatboat to look for clues to find rare and priceless gems. 

Royal Kids Spa Treatments

Relache Spa provides services that will leave little ones (and grown-ups, too) feeling like royalty! Kids spa treatments include pedicures or even an up-do worthy of a tiara.

Royal Carriage Ride

Families will find themselves swept away to a fairytale world while being transported by a horse-drawn carriage.

Buccaneer Bash Pool Party 

Swashbucklers can spend time poolside enjoying music, games and more. 


Gaylord Opryland- Year-Round Family Fun


This upscale water park offers both chill and thrill experiences with ample opportunities to relax or take a trip down the wild side. Loungers rejoice- SoundWaves offers two Lazy Rivers, a relaxing wave pool outside and a special Adults Only pool. Adventure seekers’ hearts will get raving when they see the variety of slides, including drop down slides! The littlest of swimmers can explore two splash parks featuring sprayers and slides or challenge themselves at the lily pads or rock wall. 

Gorgeous Gardens

The lush grounds of Gaylord Opryland will have families wondering- is this Nashville or have I been transported to an exotic, beautiful jungle? The nine acres are luxuriously landscaped and dotted with wowing wonder falls and fabulous fountains throughout. The colorful hues of flowers and plant life awaken the senses and truly make you forget that… you’re inside! 

Tour of Tastes 

Need a coffee pick me up or quick snack? Gaylord’s got it! Looking for a sit-down meal featuring steaks? Gaylord’s got it! Desire a spirited night out with drinks? Gaylord’s got it! With over ten dining options, families will never go hungry or thirsty. 


Gaylord Opryland is located at 2800 Opryland Drive in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Find out more, or book your trip to experience the

Summer of More by calling 615-889-1000

or visit

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).