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.
Cherry blossom season is right around the corner. Check out these hotels and destinations to see cherry blossoms in their prime.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
Planning an international road trip for later this year? You’ll want to choose your destination carefully, as some are better than others. Compare the Market, a platform helping shoppers compare insurance, recently conducted a survey to uncover which international destinations are best for a road trip, based on factors such as gas prices, fatal accident likelihood, traffic, car rental costs and road quality.
Santa Barbara should be on your radar for Earth Day 2024. Santa Barbara has put on its annual Earth Day Festival, with more than 22,000 visitors each year, since its founding in 1970 and has featured notable speakers like Jane Fonda.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
If the bride-to-be seeks a restorative getaway pre-wedding, rather than a raucous event, St. Lucia’s StolenTime all-inclusive resort offers pampering over partying with its new Bachelorette on the Beach package.