Things To Do in Tennessee: Knoxville

 Kristin Luna
| October 26, 2023 | 1 Minute Read
Aerial view of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee iStock

Here’s a guide of what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Knoxville.

Do & See

Market Square

Market Square is Knoxville’s central gathering place, with shops galore, your pick of delicacies from a smattering of restaurants and coffee shops, and public art by way of sculptures at Charles Krutch Park and murals down Strong Alley. 

Shoppers look at wall of Dolly Parton art in Rala Alan Sims


Rala boasts an array of apparel, home decor, gift items and unique paintings created by area artists. 

View of lit trees at night at downtown Knoxville Peppermint Trail Visit Knoxville

Downtown Knoxville Peppermint Trail

The downtown area drips with peppermint and holiday cheer (Nov. 24–Jan. 7), courtesy of more than 100,000 lights, festive Peppermint Grove, and more.

Eat & Stay

Overhead view of dishes from Potchke Reed Schick


The menu at this delightful Jewish deli is filled with lighter bites like the matzo ball soup and potato blintzes, as well as heartier fare such as a whitefish bialy or a mushroom Reuben sandwich. 


This AAA Approved farm-to-table restaurant offers staples like an ahi poke bowl, Maine lobster roll and more. The weekend brunch features dishes like churro waffles and a burger with bacon, egg, onions and pickle mayo.

Aerial view of The Tennessean Hotel exterior Steven Bearden Photography

The Tennessean Hotel

The 82 rooms of this AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel across from World’s Fair Park boasts artwork that incorporates the state’s topography and river system. Request a room with a view of the park. 

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