I’m used to sending people from Nashville on vacation elsewhere. If you live here you never really think of our little city as a travel destination.
I guess I should have known. After all, this is Music City – the country music capital of the world.
But Condé Nast Traveler’s “Daily Traveler” lists Nashville as one of the “Best Places to Go in 2013” – coming in at No. 3 behind Amsterdam and Seoul.
Why Nashville? Here’s what the “Daily Traveler” has to say: “The new Nashville offers two things worth traveling for: a hot, trendy new food scene and its famous, funky music scene. The “haute southern” cuisine is flourishing in Nashville at restaurants like The Patterson House and The Catbird Seat. Not to mention some of the tastiest and most creative cocktails we’ve ever tried. At night, you can’t walk two blocks without coming across some incredible live music, from bluegrass to brass bands, zydeco to country.”
I don’t know much about “haute southern” cuisine. Just give me a bowl of grits and a couple biscuits from Loveless Cafe and I’m good.
Of course, there’s more to Nashville than the music scene with Gaylord Opryland, major professional sports (yes, the Titans), major college football (yes, Vandy) and a host of first rate college basketball programs … not to mention the cultural scene and other offerings.
And for those Nashvillians who wouldn’t think of vacationing here, next on the “Daily Traveler” list is very drivable New Orleans – complete with a multimillion dollar facelift in anticipation of next month’s Super Bowl.
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