Tennessee

Tips and Articles in Tennessee

If you're from New York or Houston, say, or Los Angeles or Chicago, a trip to the South can be almost as exotic as a trip to New Delhi. In restaurants, men actually stand up when ladies leave the table. The veranda isn't just a place to park yours...
1. The Hermitage Hotel The 122-room property—whose famous guests have included Greta Garbo and Al Capone—celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with musical performances, art retrospectives, and a fresh look, after a $17 million overhaul. Dou...
I’ll wager you two bits your bartender’s wearing muttonchops and a waistcoat. If not you should ask for your money back, order your Sazerac elsewhere. A decade into the 21st century, much of the populace seems to believe it’s the late 19th to mid...
“The id spews! That’s what it feels like when my brothers and sisters are all in one room! The id spews.” I find myself in an instant mind meld with a cheerful woman in a beige poplin raincoat in front of me at Nashville’s Southern Festival of Boo...
See our slideshow of America’s Best BBQ Restaurants. Beyond the shamrock gas station’s pumps and past the racks of Hostess cakes, a warren of tables and booths makes up the Kansas City, Kansas, barbecue joint Oklahoma Joe’s. On a steamy Wednesd...
My great-aunt Kathleen was a road hog. With an imperious wave she'd dismiss any vehicles slowing her brand-new Cadillac's relentless trajectory on the narrow byways that soar and dip through the Great Smoky Mountains west of Asheville. When thwart...
Nashville has a lot more to offer these days than honky-tonk bars and ten-gallon hats, especially across the Cumberland River in the Five Points district. SHOP Located in a former garage, Art & Invention Gallery (1106 Woodland St.; 615/226-2070) ...
I've often wondered what kind of memories houses have. Do they forget their inhabitants the minute the deed changes hands?Or do their settling foundations retain something of the people who once lived there?To find out, I went back to the place wh...
Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under the radar. You know: a place you hold so dear that you'd faint if it ever appeared in a national...
Whenever I talk to Europeans who are here to see America, I tell them how important it is to explore the rest of the country, not just New York, Washington, Chicago, and Los Angeles. What about the rustic charms of Lake Tahoe and the Adirondacks, ...
Surprised by the results of his recent project to assess the state of conservation in America, biologist Eric Dinerstein couldn't help remarking, "It's as if North Americans won the biological lottery, but forgot to look at the ticket." Together w...
San Francisco BeastsWith attractions based on children's books, an IMAX theater, and a dozen kid-friendly restaurants and shops, there's plenty to tickle the senses at Metreon, a new San Francisco entertainment complex. Find out where the wild thi...
Pop quiz: What’s the second-most visited private residence in America?It’s the Memphis, Tennessee home of The King—i.e. Elvis Presley. (The White House tops the list.) As its 600,000-some visitors each year can attest, something about Graceland’s—...
What would childhood be without dreams of banana splits—the ultimate reward for surviving the school year, passing the final exam, winning (or losing) the softball championship?Whole weeks can be consumed deciding on the exact combination of fl...
My first night in Nashville, I set out in search of good homegrown music and was directed to Lower Broadway, where I found myself in a nondescript bar watching sorority girls do their best to get down to ZZ Top covers. I should've known better: yo...