Winter Wonderland: Knoxville, Tennessee



Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, making it the perfect winter wonderland getaway for anyone wanting a dose of nature with accessible city amenities. Outdoorsy types can explore a ton of hiking options within minutes of downtown; no need to spend all your vacation in the car. Get that heart pumping in the brisk air and then treat yourself with a hot chocolate at one of Knoxville’s many cozy coffee shops. Get back later in the day and you just might be ready for a hot toddy instead – you’re likely to find one on Knoxville’s two stops on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail.


For those who would rather stay indoors, thank you, look no further than Knoxville’s live performance venues. Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre, intimate shows at the Bijou Theatre, professional productions at the Clarence Brown Theatre, and more await.


If you and your partner brought the kiddos along, relax, you’re covered with this easy round up of 10 things to do with kids in the winter. Zoo Knoxville is especially great, as many animals enjoy the cooler weather. Fun for everyone is guaranteed in any season, so grab your mittens and plan a visit to Knoxville: a nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town!