Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.
In the nucleus of the city — Downtown — iconic performance halls, museums and honky tonks line the streets. From Ryman Auditorium to the National Museum of African American Music and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Frist Art Museum and Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville’s cultural impact is evident. Luxury accommodations like sustainable 1 Hotel and elegant Four Seasons; newly renovated grand dame, The Hermitage Hotel; as well as boutique properties like Noelle and Fairlane Hotel, await.
Only a few blocks from downtown lies up-and-coming creative hub Wedgewood-Houston. Alongside the recently opened Soho House planting its flag in the neighborhood, art galleries, studios and workshops fill the warehouse-laden area. Nearby brand-new GEODIS Park, the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States and Canada, is home to MLS Nashville SC.
With more than 200 restaurants opened over the past two years, Music City’s culinary scene is booming with premier chef-driven restaurants. In Germantown, TAILOR, Rolf and Daughters and Henrietta Red set the standard for expertly curated culinary experiences. Similarly, in trendsetting East Nashville, James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock established his flagship restaurants, Audrey and June. Notable eateries like Folk, and innovative bars such as Attaboy and The Fox Bar and Cocktail Club, thrive in the atmospheric scene.
Heavily trafficked neighborhood The Gulch features premium hotels W Nashville and Thompson Nashville. Foodies delight in The Dutch and Carne Mare by James Beard Award recipient Andrew Carmellini, Virago and Adele’s, all conveniently located in the walkable community.
The 12South neighborhood is a shopping and dining destination full of local offerings. Custom denim jeans from imogene + willie are available within walking distance from elevated handmade jewelry at Judith Bright — other great spots include women’s boutique Emerson Grace and White’s Mercantile. Critically acclaimed restaurant Locust and small-batch bakery Butter Milk Ranch are also located on the popular stretch of shops and restaurants. Designer boutiques can be found nearby in Green Hills.
Further out from the city, destinations like Cheekwood Estate & Gardens as well as Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery charm. Other can’t miss experiences include Grand Ole Opry VIP Backstage Experience where participants partake in the historic show like a star, and Mint Julep Tours along the Tennessee Whiskey Trail.
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Looking for the newest hotel for your next ski trip? This December, Maribel Hotel, a new alpine ski chalet, opens in Sierra Nevada in Grenada, Spain. The hotel lies at the foot of the slopes with direct access to the Maribel and Águila slopes.
Awareness about fair and sustainable travel continues to grow around the globe, with travelers everywhere considering a destination’s eco-friendly options before visiting. As public consciousness for this important aspect of tourism strengthens, tourists also look beyond just ecotourism and delve deeper into types of travel that allow them to respect the local culture, interact with locals and distribute benefits fairly.
Visiting the airport these days means you’ve either booked a flight or you’re simply dropping someone off or picking them up. However, as part of a new initiative from Southern California’s Ontario International Airport, travelers and locals can visit the airport’s terminals to dine and shop without need of a ticket. The new initiative also allows friends and family members to spend more time with travelers before their flights depart.