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Readers' Choice 2015: Southern Destinations

Those authentic, soulful, powerful, unpretentious sounds couldn only come from the place where music is inspired, written, recorded and performed: Music City.

There is only one Music City. And today, Nashville continues to emerge as a cultural, artistic and entertainment-rich destination, filled with unique music and event venues, myriad art galleries, botanical gardens and greenways, plantation homes, honky-tonks, professional sports and fine dining.

Music City's host of unique attractions celebrates a rich history. In 2015, the George Jones Museum opened its doors in the heart of downtown, the Ryman Auditorium debuted a $14 million expansion, and the Grand Ole Opry celebrated 90 years. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum also unveiled its newest exhibit—Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City—which looks at the evolving Nashville Music scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

With its charming mix of musical, historical and cultural flavors, Nashville is truly a city for all seasons and styles. Whether it's listening to live music, soaking in the art scene, exploring history or just relaxing, there are many ways to see why music calls Nashville home. Visit www.visitmusiccity.com/ for more information.

HONORABLE MENTION:

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
New Orleans, Louisiana

Photo courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation.


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