Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. Nashville is, increasingly, the perfect blend of its historic country roots and its hipster and rock & roll present. It’s a strange juxtaposition, certainly, that the land of Elvis and Dolly is now also the land of hipsters and foodies, but that’s how it goes, it seems.

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Nashville’s farm-to-table eateries are making major waves on the foodie scene, with an infusion of creative genius-chefs moving to Tennessee’s capital to carve out a name for themselves in this emerging epicurean culture.

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Nashville’s music scene rivals the other greats such as Austin, New Orleans, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Almost every venue in town offers live music. I’m not exaggerating when I say live music is everywhere here: coffee shops, restaurants, almost every bar.

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If you’re feeling posh, head to Schermerhorn to hear the Nashville Symphony, perhaps after dining in one of America’s finest new restaurants.

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Those who thrive on nightlife can grab a gourmet cocktail at speakeasy-ish Patterson House, the new, hip Pinewood Social, or Music City Tippler.

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Visit the Parthenon — Parthenon – 10 Things to do in NashvilleIn Nashville’s Centennial Park, you’ll find the world’s only full-scale reproduction of the ancient Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

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Special Events — Winter in Nashville features a full slate of cultural celebrations, concerts, art crawls, theatrical performances, and sporting events. Be sure to check out the two-million indoor and outdoor Christmas lights that transform Gaylord Opryland into a winter wonderland.

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If you’re hungry for more, visit the Nashville Zoo, or take in the view at Bicentennial Capitol Mall Park, built to honor Tennessee’s 200th anniversary. Settle down to muse the day over a plate of comfort food at Loveless Café.

This is a beautiful city in a beautiful country, so you make sure you put it on your bucket list. Have fun and enjoy life.