Most of the attention is in the form of publication lists. Nameable are National Geographic’s “5 Must-Dos in December,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “30 Places to Visit Before You’re 30″ and Afar Magazine’s “Where to Go in 2015.”
The reason for this heavy title come from many different facets. First the live music scene is a huge contributor. In addition, the evolving food and craft cocktail/beer culture has really taken off. Even the New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway gives tourists and locals a reason to take part in all Nashville has to offer.
The biggest reason, tourism. In 2013, Nashville recorded approximately 12.5 million overnight visitors who spent over 5 billion dollars in the city. The number seems to be increasing as Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO Butch Spyridon predicts the overnight visitors will be around 13 million in 2014.Uniqueness and authenticity is a driving factor for why Nashville remains growing. Music city has recorded four consecutive years of growth. The business community also contributes to Nashville’s repertoire. The city is now beginning its third year being recognized as a top travel destination.
Conde Nast Traveler highlights Music City as a great place for bar crawls and karaoke, but also recognizes the cafes, restaurants and great music in East Nashville. Afar magazine makes note of Nashville’s culinary scene offering up 17 local options for food, drinks and coffee.
This just shows that Nashville is not a one and done city, it is here to stay and impress!