Atlanta is the kind of place that is hyperaware of its own history, which might be the reason they are so progressive. This idea made itself apparent to me in a couple different ways walking along the Beltline, the greenway circling the perimeter of Piedmont Park.
12th Avenue South in Nashville (or just 12 South) is one of the best neighborhoods in town for plein air shopping & dining (plus, they have a few murals to satisfy your Instagram craving, which is why this locale makes my Blogger Guide series). If you’re planning a trip to Nashville, I’d insist that 12 South is a must.
Most of the activity in Tulum is all on beach road, which runs alongside the beach (obviously) & through the jungle. It's a very busy street, but all of the establishments are built in the similar minimal, bohemian style, which tries its best to be low-impact on the surrounding environment and gives the feeling that everything grows out of the trees.
I only lived in East Nashville for one year, but it has always been host to some of my favorite places & events in the entire city. The neighborhood is a concentration of creatives & artisans, so its offerings (whether they be food, music, or culture) are really cool & unique. If you are planning on visiting Nashville, this area is a must.