Loud, lively, and lined in neon, the capital of Tennessee is a rhythmic sensation and heart of the USA’s south.
Consistently one of the nation’s top-performing cities and an exploration of the roots of country and blues, the soul of Nashville is found in every street mural, sports bar, dance floor, and family-owned restaurant you'll come across. With sparkling Cumberland Riverside venues, an up-and-coming international foodie scene, pristine classical and Neoclassical architecture-lined streets, and a plethora of higher-education institutions dubbing it “the Athens of the South,” Nashville is known for more than just “Honky Tonk Row” – though admittedly, it is a highlight.
The venue responsible for putting Nashville on the map as the “Country Music Capital of the World,” and still setting the standard 90-years later, the Grand Ole Opry is a historic theater impeded with all-American spirit. When in town, catch a show by top country artists like Carrie Underwood or Little Big Town and take a backstage tour to see where the greats warmed-up.
Inspired by his whirlwind travels around the globe, The Catbird Seat’s newest chef, Ryan Poli, draws from a mirage of experiences to fuel his spontaneous culinary creations. With dishes like steak tartare with snail’s eggs and chamomile, crème fraîche, and orange salad, his menu of haute cuisine is prepared in a buzzy, U-shaped open kitchen, entertaining just 21-diners nightly.
Just 30-miles south of electric Nashville spans the rolling southern hills and tranquil fields of Arrington, Tennessee’s wine country. This is the state’s premier wine region and home to 12 varieties of wine, many of which are award-winning, and 8 of which can be experienced during a private vintage-tasting in a rustic valley lodge or among the vines themselves.