Home to a number of Civil War sites, this state will certainly give you plenty to see and do. Why not rent a car and explore this wide range of attractions?
Cities to Discover
Your first port of call will no doubt be Ruby Falls which is located inside Lookout Mountain. Marvel at this underground wonder then head to the top where you can explore Rock City. Bring your camera to capture the fantastic views and try to spot the vast array of plants located here.
If you are looking to travel back into the city centre, then Tennessee Aquarium is a good place to start. This is a great day out for everyone and showcases a variety of animals, not just what you would expect in an aquarium.
Knoxville’s proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park makes it a great base from which to explore. Don’t neglect to discover the attractions here first though. Knoxville Zoo is home for a variety of animals and often puts on events for all ages too.
Head to World’s Fair Park and gaze at Sunsphere. This iconic structure of Knoxville is now used by local businesses but there is also a restaurant in which you can sample some of the lovely views. For a more relaxing afternoon, wander through the Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum.
Now you can uncover the wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains! Hop in your rental car and seek out the best natural sights. You can of course also enjoy the stunning vistas on horseback or riding a bicycle through the scenic backdrop.
Located next to the Mississippi River, Memphis is a varied city packed full of exciting attractions. If you are an Elvis fan, then no doubt you will start by visiting Graceland. You can embark on a tour that will take you through his journey to fame.
A visit to the National Civil Rights Museum will present you with an insight into the civil rights movement. Then enjoy a boat trip along the river. Memphis is well-known for its BBQ exploits so make sure you grab a bite to eat here to truly immerse yourself in the Memphis culture.
Known as music city, the experiences here are of course very music based! Enjoy discovering more about the lyrical history of this area at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. If you do have a keen interest in Elvis, you can visit the studio where he recorded many of his songs, RCA Studio B. Finish off your day by wandering along the Visit Honky Tonk Highway.
Hire a car and head just outside of the city to enjoy a tranquil afternoon at Long Hunter State Park. Take your hiking boots and traverse the wondrous landscape on foot. There are also some fantastic golf courses around here, so why not indulge in a round or two?