Knoxville, TN, USA

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Knoxville, TN, USA

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Knoxville—the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

With its combination of superb family-friendly attractions, delectable cuisine, and access to incredible state and national parks, Knoxville is a wonderful destination that caters for everyone. The town is full of great museums and galleries, like the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, so take a trip out of the city where the real adventure begins. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only a short drive from many Knoxville vacation rentals, and offers intrepid travelers the chance to see some of America’s most breathtaking landscape.

Relax in the Ijams Nature Center—Knoxville’s green oasis

You never have to stray far from most Knoxville vacation rentals to enjoy the many fantastic activities on offer. At the edge of the city lies the Ijams Nature Center, an area of stunning natural beauty. Here, you can find activities suitable for all ages, whether you want to take a relaxing stroll along the Tennessee River Boardwalk, fly through the treetops on a zipline, or paddleboard down Toll Creek. A great way to see the city is by taking a tour on the Star of Knoxville, an authentic paddlewheel riverboat which takes you along the Tennessee River.

See some of the best Tennessee attractions in Knoxville

Knoxville boasts an impressive range of family-friendly attractions. Take a trip through time by exploring James White’s Fort, Knoxville’s first home, where you can learn about the founding of the city. The region itself has a rich history, too, which you can discover with a visit to the Museum of East Tennessee History. Located in Downtown Knoxville, its collection of 16,000 artifacts and exhibitions that change throughout the year give a fascinating insight into the region’s past. To see more of East Tennessee culture, drop by the Knoxville Museum of Art and explore the wonderful work of the state’s best artists.

Enjoy a perfect summer getaway in Knoxville

Knoxville enjoys very warm summers, with average temperatures of around 70-75°F from June through August, the hottest months of the year. Spring and fall are also great seasons to book Knoxville vacation rentals. The weather between March through April is milder (although the mercury can hit as high as 80°F) and well-suited to the many outdoor activities on offer. Fall enjoys similarly warm temperatures, and if you’re exploring the great outdoors during this time, you’ll be treated to gorgeous fall foliage.

Explore everything from city parks to mountains in Knoxville

Within the city, you’ll find many green spaces to explore—like the gorgeous UT Gardens—but once you head out of town, the wonderful landscape of Tennessee opens up before you. One of the best ways to see it is with a hike up to the 2,100-foot summit of House Mountain Park, where you can take in wonderful panoramas across the valley. A trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a must, where you’ll see everything from wildflowers to waterfalls as you make your way along the fantastic trails.