Leila Cobo

It’s laid-back, but dynamic. It’s country, but sophisticated. It’s “come as you” are, but it’s full of celebrities. Nashville is known as Music City, a fact that’s made clear upon your arrival (there are six live music areas in the airport terminal). But in recent years, the city has flourished in other areas. Nashville bustles with cool shops and bars, a thriving culinary scene and a host of luxury and boutique hotels. Through it all, the Tennessee state capital has retained its small town-feel—that of a place waiting to be discovered.