(This is an article written by E.J. Boyer, staff reporter for the Nashville Business Journal on January 13, 2014. See the full New York Times article with all 52 places to go HERE
It's been a year since The New York Times
declared Nashville the next "it" city, and it seems the paper's infatuation with Nashville isn't over yet.
The New York Times'
travel desk released its '52 Places to Go in 2014' list over the weekend and Nashville ranks at No. 15, between Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, and Scotland.
The paper cites the city's expanding music and culinary scene, writing, "country music lovers have long made the pilgrimage to Nashville, but now the city has fast gained cachet among rock fans and foodies." Earning a shout out in the writeup include restaurant newcomers Pinewood Social and the 404, and local bands the Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Jeff the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet.
Other U.S. destinations that earned a spot are the Northern California coast; Tahoe, Calif.; Aspen, Colo.; Indianapolis; downtown Los Angeles; downtown Atlanta; St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Niagara Falls, N.Y.