More than just a hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is a destination resort full of gardens, a jungle, multiple bars and restaurants, and even an indoor river. Guests can tour the resort by taking the riverboat ride through the 4.5-acre indoor garden, which encompasses about half of the property’s size. The largest continental U.S. non-gaming hotel, Gaylord Opryland houses so many plants, trees, and flowers that the hotel employs a staff of 20 horticulturists to maintain them. Rooms range from single rooms to two-bedroom suites, many with interior atrium views. Gaylord Opryland hosts live acts throughout the year, with an annual holiday extravaganza. Ice sculptures, millions of twinkling lights, and an ice rink round out some of the winter activities. With nearly 20 dining options, Gaylord Opryland Resort has a restaurant for nearly every cuisine. Guests can sip whiskey at Jack Daniel’s, indulge in Italian at Paisano's Pizzaria and Vino, sample local beer at the Delta Market, and enjoy brunch at Cascades American Cafe. An Irish pub, a steakhouse, a sports bar, ice cream shops, and coffeehouses are some more dining options. The spa and hair salon is a favorite of locals as well as hotel guests. Retail shops are located throughout the resort selling everything from Nashville souvenirs to Swarovski crystals. Other resort activities include an 18-hole golf course, three pools, an arcade, and a nightly water and light show. The Grand Ole Opry is a short walk away while downtown Nashville is about a 15-minute drive away. Guests can listen to live music on South Broadway, experience the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, or buy a vintage concert poster at Hatch Show Print. Gaylord Opryland Resort offers a round-trip shuttle to Nashville International Airport, less than 10 miles away.