Nashville Journals

Weekend Getaway with Kids

A March 2006 trip to Nashville by s&s2681

Quote: We took a short roadtrip to Nashville with our two kids for a family fun weekend.

Comfort Suites Nashville

Hotel | "Comfort Suites"

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This hotel is located conveniently enough near Opry Mills and the Grand Ole Opry, etc., but tucked down a side street with several other hotels. I didn't feel uncomfortable safety wise, but I also wouldn't have walked to my car at night alone. The room was entirely average, and the bed was not comfortable (very hard). The room had water damage evident on the ceiling, but was clean and quiet. The complimentary breakfast was nice; make your own waffles or french toast, and the usual cereal, bagels, etc.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on March 20, 2006

Comfort Suites Nashville
2615 Elm Hill Pk.
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
(615) 883-0114

Aquarium Restaurant

Restaurant

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This restaurant apparently is usually crowded enough for a significant wait, but we arrived at 9pm and were seated right away. The service was quick, efficient, and friendly for the most part. The exceptions were the hostess (hello, first impression? Bad attitude, and a lack of any interest in their job other than the group of teen boys hanging around outside), and the hosts at the Sea Ray Experience (same thing, basically, except busy on a cell phone and the carousel operator talking to friends). The concept is "underwater dining." There are huge tanks filled with all sorts of marine life, which allow you to watch black-tipped sharks swim by while you dine... on seafood. Seems a little cr...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 20, 2006

Aquarium Restaurant
516 Opry Mills Dr.
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
(615) 514-3474

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Attraction | "Nashville Zoo"

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My husband did the zoo thing with the kids while I shopped (he's a great guy!). He said the zoo was pretty good, organized well, and in the process of adding exibits and animals. The playground is huge and our little girls had the most wonderful time of all there. He did say the petting zoo was great, and the grounds were clean and attractive.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 20, 2006

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Rd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37211
(615) 833-1534

Opry Mills

Attraction | "Opry Mills Mall"

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Don't come here expecting a true outlet mall... a lot of brand name stores in this mall were no different than your local mall! That said, there were some good bargains to be found. Nine West had great deals (nice leather boots for $10), and The Children's Place Outlet was the place to stock up on both in and out of season kid's clothes. The Off 5th Saks store had some pretty good deals on higher-end women's clothing (Sigrid Olsen, Juicy Couture, etc.,). The Disney Outlet is worth a look, and so was the Liz Claiborne store. I love outlet malls and bargains, but this wasn't quite either.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 20, 2006

Opry Mills
433 Opry Mills Dr
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
+1 615 514 1100