Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee, serves as the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and recipient of numerous accolades including 2017 Top 10 Travel+ Leisure’s “America Favorite Cities”, 2017 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S. by U.S. News, and named a “Best Value City” by Trivago in 2016.
Knoxville, Tennessee is often described as a hidden gem. First-time visitors are typically amazed by all this city has to offer. The fact that some of its most appealing attractions are within walking distance of a very vibrant downtown is a plus. Very few places offer the opportunity to experience live music, culture, outdoor adventure, eclectic shopping and highly acclaimed cuisine in one unique location. It’s no wonder that Knoxville was recently named by Trip Advisor as a Top 10 Destination on the Rise. In this one, unique city, mountains meet music… art meets adventure… and culture meets cuisine.