52 Nashville Restaurants, Bars & Shops We Love

This article is part of 52Cities, a column where we share editor-curated and community-loved recommendations for visiting our favorite places.

Nashville has it all: live music, great food, and an easy way of life that’s delightful to dip into for a …

This article is part of 52Cities, a column where we share editor-curated and community-loved recommendations for visiting our favorite places.


Nashville has it all: live music, great food, and an easy way of life that’s delightful to dip into for a weekend (or longer). While many tourists come here for the tunes and honky-tonks that make up so much of the local economy, the so-called Music City has also become a destination for incredible food over the last decade. While you could easily spend a week here eating nothing but hot chicken and barbecue, you can also find innovative, local-leaning restaurants, world-class bakeries, and thrilling cocktail bars. Balance all of that with thoughtfully curated home goods shops and a bookstore run by an award-winning novelist, and you have one of the country’s most exciting travel destinations, whether you’re bringing your family or heading out for a solo trip.

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52 Places to Dine, Drink, Shop & Stay in Austin

This article is part of 52Cities, a column where we share editor-curated and community-loved recommendations for visiting our favorite places.
If you’ve spent any time in Austin, Texas, you’ve probably heard the city’s motto: “Keep Austin Weird.” It r…

This article is part of 52Cities, a column where we share editor-curated and community-loved recommendations for visiting our favorite places.

If you’ve spent any time in Austin, Texas, you’ve probably heard the city’s motto: “Keep Austin Weird.” It reflects the locals’ desire to hold on to the city’s rich tradition of creativity and artistic production, as evidenced by its famous murals, live music, and inventive food scene. While ravenous real estate development has slightly decreased the city’s weird factor over the past two decades, it’s still a place full of zany nooks and crannies (take, for example, the Cathedral of Junk). And it’s also the perfect place to spend a weekend (or longer) eating, drinking, and exploring.

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