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Nashville in 48 Hours

The country music capital is undergoing a transformation, thanks to hip shops, haute cuisine, and traditional cocktails.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days

Overview :  Unlike other cities that have become tourist destinations, Nashville matches every sign of Disneyfication with a thriving slice of the... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Margot Café & Bar

In the cutting-edge Five Points neighborhood, chef Margot McCormack prepares Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a Tennessee flair, including clams, snapper, and cobia in a tomato-and-fennel broth.

Address:
1017 Woodland St.
Nashville, Tennessee
United States

Phone:
(615) 227-4668

The new cocktail lounge, from Toby Maloney and Jason Cott of New York City’s Rusty Knot, pays tribute to the pre-Prohibition era by serving turn-of-the-century-inspired drinks such as the gin-and-rosewater-spiked Juliet + Romeo.

Address:
1711 Division St.
Nashville, Tennessee
United States

Phone:
(615) 636-7724

By far the city’s choicest digs—favored by country music stars since 1910—with a stained-glass ceiling, marble columns, and gilded plasterwork. The 122-room property— whose famous guests have included Greta Garbo and Al Capone—celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010 with musical performances, art retrospectives, and a fresh look, after a $17... More

Rocker Jack White’s Nashville headquarters doubles as a music store in the afternoon. The shop sells vinyl albums, White Stripes posters, and other collector’s items.

Address:
623 7th Ave. S.
Nashville, Tennessee
United States

Phone:
(615) 891-4393

5. Venus & Mars The Showroom

A classic Christian Dior men’s suit for $150? 1950’s party dresses in the double digits? Fashion model Karen Elson and co-owner Amy Patterson’s eye for the quirky-fabulous make their vintage clothing store the city’s wardrobe-defining spot.

Address:
2009 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee
United States

Phone:
(615) 915-4846