A great summer experience is just a few hours away! The season may be short, but the drive to Tennessee is quicker and the memories you'll make are priceless.
Don’t let summer slip away. It’s not too late to enjoy a stroll through charming Chattanooga. Rock to the beat of blues at Beale Street, Memphis. Get your fun on at Dollywood. Turn the adrenaline up at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mingle with the breezy, nighttime summer crowd in Nashville. Gear up and discover our beautiful backyard. Trek our trails, brave the rapids or take to the blue sky above. Tennessee’s the place.
We make it easy for you. Atlanta, you’re only two hours away from National Geographic’s Best Adventure Town, Chattanooga. Hey Ohio and Kentucky, head south for an unforgettable vacation in Nashville, one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 5 Best Places in the World to Visit in 2013. Living the big city life in Charlotte? Your escape to America’s most naturally diverse national park, world-renowned Great Smoky Mountains, is less than 4 hours away.
Breathe easy along the 22-mile Riverwalk where you’ll find the Hunter Museum. Strike a pose in picturesque Bluff View Art District and navigate a river journey in the award-winning Tennessee Aquarium.For more places to visit, read Martin and Alexa’s journey in Chattanooga »
Head toward Memphis to jazz up your summer. There’s nothing like some world-class, soul-drenched music—some muscular harmonica, a rumbling R&B piano, a spirited, Stax-style horn—to transport you.Start in Memphis with inspiration from Brooke and Jason’s trip »
The Opry’s just like you—one of a kind. Country music’s new stars, superstars and legends are live on stage, with no script to follow. Unforgettable moments happen every week. Get your music-loving self to Nashville.Get planning ideas from the Walker Family’s first reunion trip to Nashville »
Kick back and relax or find adventure. There’s room to do it all in the Smokies. The dramatic natural beauty of the legendary Smoky Mountains holds 800 miles of scenic trails, rushing mountain streams, waterfalls and majestic forests.Explore Knoxville with Brooke and Jason as you head towards the great outdoors »
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Be sure to enter our Fall in Tennessee contest, coming soon. You're going to love Fall in Tennessee!