Knoxville has been waiting for you. Waiting patiently. And preparing to welcome you and welcome you back. Knoxville IS a nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town. At this time, we’re also a physically-separated-yet-socially-connected-life-loving community. If you’re ready and able to travel, we look forward to welcoming you… or welcoming you back.

If you’re still waiting to travel, we understand. We hope you take comfort in knowing Knoxville businesses are doing their part to operate safely. It's these people and businesses that make Knoxville a wonderful place to visit, as well as live, work, and play.

What You Have to Look Forward To in Knoxville

Located less than an hour from the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville offers its own incredible outdoor experience – including an Urban Wilderness just minutes from the heart of downtown. Explore our outdoors here online! As you plan your visit, you can also take part in virtual events, digital activities and entertainment options designed to help you experience Knoxville in a variety of ways.

Virtual Events & Digital Activities

Tiger at Zoo Knoxville

The local museums and attractions are hard at work to continue coming up with creative ways to keep us educated and entertained! Consider showing your appreciation by purchasing passes for a future date or becoming an annual member. Many of our partners are providing fun digital activities, virtual tours and resources that you can enjoy from home with your family!

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Check Out Our Blogs

Erick Baker at the Bijou Theatre

Experience Knoxville the Virtual Way - Sit back, experience our city virtually and know that we can’t wait to see you in person!
Knoxville on Spotify - What kind of music does Knoxville produce? All kinds. Like the city itself, the music is diverse, energetic and entertaining.

Knoxville Mural Tour

Greetings From Knoxville Mural

Knoxville is home to many murals that help tell the story of the city in a visual, artistic way. From alleys to stairwells, our talented local artists use a variety of canvases to enhance the natural landscape of Knoxville. For a map of Knoxville Murals to create your own tour, hit the More Details button!

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Restaurants - Including Take-Out & Delivery Options

Pictured above: Calhoun's Restaurant

Knoxville is known for amazing food… of all kinds! From barbecue to baba ganoush, we’re serving up whatever you’re craving! As restaurants are beginning to open back up for dining, check with the business for details and learn more about Phase 2 guidelines HERE. For those who still prefer take out, we have a number of restaurant options!

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Craft Beverages - Including Take-Out & Delivery Options

Printshop Beer

As places around town continue to open, many of our local breweries, wineries and distilleries are still offering creative ways to serve their customers with special to-go and curbside delivery options!

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Hotels & Lodging - Book a Room

Extended Stay Hotel

When it's time to start planning your next trip, the hotels and lodging options in Knoxville are here to provide a clean, refreshing space that can be part of a relaxing getaway to East Tennessee. Whether it's a downtown hotel near great restaurants and museums, or a boutique or extended stay hotel, you'll find all kinds of great lodging in Knoxville.

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