Nashville, Tennessee is fun, laid back and, of course, a bit country. The city has become increasingly popular for its restaurants, nightlife and lack of paparazzi. It helped attract Hollywood crowds including Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, reality TV star Kristin Cavallari (per Grazia) and HGTV’s Christina Hall, who fell in love with Nashville after visiting a friend. “Tennessee is beautiful and the people there are so nice,” she told People.
In Nashville, you might spot celebrities where you least expect them, like The Mall at Green Hills, which attracts Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift. Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has been spotted at the local Whole Foods, while you might find Kasey Musgraves, Gavin DeGraw or Ed Sheeran at Santa’s Pub, a dive bar with cheap drinks and karaoke. Kidman and Swift had coffee at Bongo Java (per Livability), while Tennessee native Justin Timberlake might also be in town (per The Culture Trip).
Stay at the historic Hermitage Hotel, the whimsical Graduate Nashville, the art deco Noelle (by Livability) or the ultra-cool 506 Lofts, where Minka Kelly once stayed. For restaurants, Grazia recommends Hathorne, Adele’s and The Pharmacy. The Bluebird Cafe, where Swift got her start, is another draw. For shopping, nothing beats 12th Avenue South, where you’ll find Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James boutique.