Destination guide

The artsy area of Downtown Knoxville awaits your stay

Come and experience Downtown Knoxville and its art galleries, live music and museums. Renowned for its bars, sporting events and university setting, this city welcomes all visitors. Take in top local attractions like Sunsphere Tower and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Downtown Knoxville

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Downtown Knoxville a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Knoxville Zoological Gardens (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • World's Fair Park (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Knoxville Zoo (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Max Air Trampoline Park (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Dead Horse Lake Golf Course (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Three Ridges Golf Course (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Knoxville

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Downtown Knoxville is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ijams Nature Center (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • University of Tennessee Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Charles Krutch Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Volunteer Landing Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • High Ground Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Knoxville Municipal Stadium (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Downtown Knoxville

Fly into Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), the closest airport, located 11 mi (17.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Downtown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 36 vacation rentals near Downtown. From 33 Condos/Apartments to 25 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Little Creek Falls: 156 vacation rentals
  • Old City: 35 vacation rentals
  • Fort Sanders: 25 vacation rentals
  • Parkridge: 26 vacation rentals
  • Mechanicsville: 25 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Market Square: 462 vacation rentals
  • Knoxville Convention Center: 475 vacation rentals
  • World's Fair Park: 454 vacation rentals
  • East Tennessee History Center: 577 vacation rentals
  • Tennessee Theatre: 572 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 33 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Studios: 25 rentals available
  • Boats: 2 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 34 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.