Music City offers more than honky-tonk, with an indie rock scene that has The Black Keys, Karen Elson, and Jack White all calling this town home.
HOTEL The Union Station Hotel, housed in a former train station, takes you back to a more elegant time. From $259 per night.
MUST-DO Sample bluegrass at Station Inn or country at Robert's Western World. Record shop Grimey's New & Preloved Music sits above The Basement, a great venue to hear indie acts. Stop by Jack White's Third Man: It's a store, recording studio, and performance space.
CHEAP THRILL Hatch Show Print has been making concert posters for everyone from Dolly Parton to Johnny Cash since 1879. Take one home for about $12. (615-256-2805)
More than 150 signs from the Vegas Strip, along with the preserved La Concha Motel lobby, are on view at this Sin City "cultural" spot. (neonmuseum.org)