Knoxville is a hidden gem in the heart of Tennessee. A rapidly growing city with a small-town feel has an abundance of things to offer which makes it a popular tourist destination. The city is built around a “local first” mindset, which has brought many artisans, chefs, makers, and creatives to the city lending to its thriving cultural scene. The city has a wonderful mix of the great outdoors, and an urban lifestyle that is easily accessible and family (and pet) friendly.
Looking for outdoor adventure? Given the proximity to the Smokey mountains, staying in Knoxville can be an outdoor lover’s dream. Within the city or a short drive away there are world class hiking trails, mountain biking trails, river rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing. Check the local tourist website for ideas of how to maximize your time and get suggestions for seasonal activities for all levels.
If you’re looking for history, Knoxville is a must visit. As the first capital of Tennessee and home to many major civil war battles, the city is teeming with history. You can tour battle sites, visit historic homes such as the Blouth Mansion or visit one of the many museums to get a deeper look into Tennessee’s past.
Looking to eat, drink and shop? The downtown area is a bustling place to park (for free in most spots) and explore on foot or by bike. There are many shops to browse through, and many restaurants to stop in and get a bite to eat. As you wander the lovely downtown, don’t forget to visit the historic old city. There, you can watch artisan glass blowers creating items for you to take home as a souvenir.
No matter what the occasion, book your Knoxville vacation rental today to explore all that this historic city has to offer!
Knoxville has one airport (McGhee Tyson Airport) which is 12 miles from downtown and serves 120+ flights per day from various destinations.
The fastest way to get into town is by car, but Knoxville also offers the KAT (Knoxville Area Transit) which has buses, trolleys and paratransit services. Check their website for options. Other options are taxis, shuttles, major rideshare companies or car rentals, which all service the airport and can get you to your vacation rental.
Getting around town? Utilize the downtown free Trolley or rent a car and explore the area. A nice feature about Knoxville is that parking in many areas is free!
In Knoxville, June – August are the hottest months of the year with many days around 90 degrees. December and January are the coldest months and temperatures can drop to below 30 degrees. July is the wettest month with September being the driest. Make sure you book a vacation rental with your preferred heating and cooling options to make your visit comfortable no matter what season you visit.
In Knoxville, most of the almost 1,000 vacation rental options are apartment/condos with an average nightly price of around $150. The median size is about 1300 ft² which makes them a great fit for small and medium-size groups or families, as most can accommodate 4-6 people. Whatever type of accommodation you are looking for, there are many options in Knoxville to choose from for your next vacation rental.
Beck Cultural Exchange Center - https://www.beckcenter.net/
Blount Mansion - http://www.blountmansion.org/
Zoo Knoxville - http://www.zooknoxville.org/
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame - https://www.wbhof.com/
Star of Knoxville Riverboat- https://tnriverboat.com/