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05/08/2021 By : Jomante Vitkauskaite

While you've been away.. Nashville's been creating

Nashville has quickly emerged as one of the most genuine and sought-after cities to visit in the U.S. Famously known as Music City, Nashville appeals to travelers who love discovering new music, have a deep appreciation for culture, the culinary scene, history and so much more. 

While the world slowed down and everyone was away, Nashville was still busy creating, so it’s time to plan a trip back to see what’s new. Over the past year Music City’s creative community forged ahead with brand-new openings, reimagined offerings from iconic hotspots and, of course, new music. 

Music fills the air 24/7, 365 days a year in Nashville. Long recognized as the world’s capital of country music, the city also boasts sounds of pop, rock, bluegrass, jazz, soul and more. With over 180 live music venues, you can catch music mavens all over town performing at iconic places like the Basement East, Bluebird Cafe, Ryman Auditorium, and up and down Lower Broadway’s famous honky-tonks. 

The city’s innovative music scene has raised the bar for other creative aspects of the city. From southern fare to contemporary cuisine, Nashville’s acclaimed culinary scene is worth a visit all on its own. Nashville Hot Chicken and hearty “meat and threes” are the most notable dishes, but Music City has made itself known for its chef-driven restaurants.

Many unique attractions call Nashville home with new exhibits and offerings always in the works. Just steps from Broadway is the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Ryman Auditorium, and Schermerhorn Symphony Center, while just a short drive from downtown you can get an in-depth look at places like Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery and the Grand Ole Opry.

Nashville has also been busy developing new neighborhoods within the city, including Capitol View which sits north of the popular Gulch neighborhood offering local eats and boutiques. Meanwhile, where the honky tonks end downtown, Upper Broadway begins on 5th Avenue with new destinations like Fifth + Broadway, Assembly Food Hall and the National Museum of African American Music, plus iconic spots like Bridgestone Arena and the Frist Art Museum nearby top-notch luxury hotels. 

A walkable city, it’s easy to plan a day in the sun by strolling around places like the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere or picnicking in the city’s many green spaces. Dubbed the Athens of the South in the 1800s for its commitment to art and education, Nashville claims a full-size replica of the Parthenon at Centennial Park complete with the 42-ft high statue Athena–the tallest indoor sculpture in the western world.

Music City is a destination for all styles and tastes, and with more than 125 new food retail options and 3,500 new hotel rooms in construction, there’s always something new to discover. Nashville’s promise is to provide the ultimate musical entertainment experience celebrated throughout its diverse cultural and entertainment offerings, and presented in an authentic, unique, friendly, and unpretentious atmosphere. So, whether it’s listening to live music, soaking in the art scene or simply relaxing, you’ll find many ways to enjoy the city and come to understand why music calls Nashville home.

 

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