Equidistant from Nashville, Asheville or Chattanooga, just hours away and past some hills, is the city of Knoxville. Downtown features the dynamic Market Square, fine restaurants, and shopping.
Outdoor fun includes boating on TVA lakes, and hiking in the Smokies. UT Volunteer fans have created the "orange mania" team pride you see around town. This is the "Cradle of Country Music."
Elvis, Hank Williams and Dolly Parton made their mark here. With locally-sourced restaurants, you can grab grub and enjoy these places for beer: