Curvy Girl Travels: The Opryland of Nashville

I’ve often found that there’s always a good reason to travel. Whether it’s for work or play, the idea of being able to discover new and interesting places has always made me the happiest curvy girl around.

I had the honor of being selected by Latinos in Social Media to attend BlissDom’11 a blogger conference inside The Opryland hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Being that I’d never been to Tennessee, I was excited to visit “one of the friendliest cities in the United States.” Which was proven to me the minute I stepped inside my taxi by the way.

Sadly, I didn’t know I wouldn’t be spending much time outside. I was so busy with the conference that I spent an entire two days inside thehotel. But, that’s OK. My roomate, Yoli and I, didn’t mind. The Opryland hotel is like it’s own little city. With over 2,000 rooms, it was very easy to get lost. In fact, it took me a while to find my room a couple of times. Maybe I was too busy checking out the amazingly stunning atriums and conservatory.

Although I ordered room service the night I arrived, there are a lot of restaurants inside the hotel to choose from. The rooms were contemporary, but basic and they did offer free Wi-Fi, which is always a plus for me. They have shopping located throughout, along with a radio station that broadcasts from the hotel.

During the conference, we were treated to a concert featuring Michelle Branch and Mat Kearney at Fuse Nashville, which is also located inside the hotel. Don’t mind the cruddy cell phone pictures (left) I forgot to take my camera.

As soon as I walked in, I was very impressed with the design of the night club. It was very chic and trendy. I kind of felt like I was at a club in Las Vegas for a second.

I am pretty bummed I didn’t get to visit any of the bars or clubs in downtown, but I did get a quick tour via automobile. I was immediately drawn to the historic buildings and the bright lights of the Honky-tonks.

My friends and I did make it out to dinner the night before I left and we ate our pretty little hearts out at Tayst Restaurant & Wine Bar,  the first and only green certified restaurant in Nashville. I had the Pork Wellington and it was divine! And don’t get me started on the Riesling wine!

Unfortunately, my trip was too short and I didn’t get to see the city. I guess I’ll just have to save that for my next Nashville visit.

**Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review. The above is my true and honest opinion.

  • Courtney

    My husband and I were just at the Opryland hotel on the 21st-23rd of Jan! I thought it was incredible. Nashville is a blast, and you should definitely make it a point to go back when you have time to explore Music Row. It's amazing to hear music pouring out of every single doorway along the strip.
    Here's a link to some of our photos:

  • Elizabeth a.k.a Liz

    Aw! How fun! Wish that I could've been there…my BFF lives out there…bummer. I miss the east coast. Lived in North Carolina for three years…everythings so green. I'll have to make a trip out there when I go visit…and riesling…I know!