When the holidays roll around, you probably imagine traveling back and forth to family members’ houses. That’s one way to spend the holidays, but why not do something different instead by taking a vacation!

There are some really convincing reasons to travel over the holidays including:

  • You’ll find great deals
  • You’ll avoid the regular vacation crowds
  • You can take less vacation by taking advantage of the time you already have off
  • There’s no stress because no one has to host a large gathering

If you’re toying with the idea of taking a vacation with your family during the holidays, make Nashville your destination, and you’ll be glad you did!

It’s Full of Musical History

No matter what time of year you make the trek to Nashville, you’ll always find some amazing musical history. Greats from the past, as well as country greats of today, call this city home. Unsurprisingly, this city contains a huge collection of instruments owned by some legendary stars. You can see many of those instruments and learn about those stars by visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and by taking a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry.

Grandma and Grandpa will love visiting the Johnny Cash Museum and the Willie Nelson and Friends Museum, while younger members of the family will love taking the Homes of the Stars Bus Tour to discover where Taylor Swift lives.

You Can Catch Some Holiday-Themed Shows

In a city where world-class entertainment is expected, it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of different shows to choose from during the holiday season!

You can catch many traditional shows that are scheduled throughout the year, like Ray Stevens CabaRay Dinner Show, but you also have many holiday-themed shows to choose from. Older generations are sure to love Amy Grant and Vince Gill Christmas at the Ryman, while the littles are sure to love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.

Even the General Jackson Showboat is in on the action! The boat doesn’t dock until after the holiday season is over, scheduling Christmas lunch and evening dinner cruises right up until Christmas day.

The Weather Is Chilly, but Not Too Chilly

Cold weather goes right along with the holiday season for many, but that doesn’t mean you want to be stuck in freezing weather. Nashville offers just the right amount of chilly without any freezing.

Average temperatures in Nashville can top out at around 60 degrees Fahrenheit in November, with highs in the 50s in December. Instead of getting stuck inside all day, every day during the holidays, you can throw on a scarf, put on a hat, and go for a stroll with the family in Nashville. Milder temperatures make Christmas shopping a lot more fun too!

You Can Still Enjoy the Snow

Just because you aren’t likely to see snow falling from the sky in Nashville due to its above freezing temps doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities for you to get close to the white fluffy stuff. There are a few activities in the Nashville area that include the snow!

Snow tubing is a winter favorite, and it’s an activity you can do in Nashville during the holidays! Tubing at Gaylord Opryland features a 15-foot high tubing hill with four lanes so everyone can zoom down the hill at the same time. Older family members who don’t want to zoom down the hill will enjoy the fun decor and holiday lights, while taking pictures of younger family members as they reach the bottom of the hill.

It’s a Great Way to Spend Time Together with Family

Vacations are perfect for spending time together as a family. They can actually have a long-lasting impact on the happiness of children. The holidays are all about spending more time with family, so vacationing during Thanksgiving or Christmas goes hand-in-hand!

You will make many wonderful family memories by vacationing in Nashville during the holidays. You’ll also be able to spend more quality time together because no one has to host a gathering or cook a big dinner. Everyone can relax and enjoy each other’s company without the normal stresses of gathering during the season.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that vacations are just for spring and summer break. Taking a trip is great for the family during winter break too! Make that vacation a trip to Nashville and your family will enjoy many fun activities that are sure to bring everyone closer together.