Travel and Leisure, by Caroline Hallemann,
December 30, 2015 - With 15.8 percent of the votes, Nashville, Tennessee, is the newly
crowned winner of Travel + Leisure's readers' poll for Destination of
the Year, beating out international hot spots like Adelaide, Australia,
and Korea, as well as fellow domestic darlings New Orleans and
Detroit, in addition to Cuba, our editors' pick for the award.
In fact, Nashville received almost double the votes of the number two
destination, Charleston, with Cuba coming in third with 6.5% of the
votes. Other readers' choice stand-outs included Greece, Iceland,
Istanbul, and Paris. (link)
My Comment: I love Nashville and am pleased to see this city get the recognition it deserves. Unfortunately, many residents will never experience the city the way a visitor does. Treat yourself and "visit" Nashville. Get a guidebook and visit the sites. Stroll down Riverfront Park and take in the view, walk across the river's pedestrian bridge, spend an evening visiting the honky tonks of lower Broadway, eat at one of the many restaurants that are getting rave reviews, visit the Parthenon and really look at it and take the tour inside, go to the zoo, visit Andrew Jackson's The Hermitage, take in a show at the Ryman, visit The Country Music Hall of Fame, look at the architecture of the city and go inside and take a tour and really see the State Capitol, The Hermitage Hotel, the Downtown Presbyterian Church. Union Station, Christ Church Cathedral, and more. This is a great city. Get to know it.