Tips for Spending the Perfect Weekend in Tennessee
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Tennessee is a popular holiday destination for visitors from all over the world. With a diverse culture, vibrant cities and towns, streets resonating with music, scenic natural beauty, favorable climate, accommodating populace, and rich history, Tennessee is a one-stop holiday package for traveling enthusiasts.

Whether you plan a weekend or yearly holiday and travel solo or with family, Tennessee has everything to accommodate all specific requirements. That is why it remains busy for tourists all year round.

The following sections brief you regarding the adventures, treasures, and surprises awaiting your arrival in Tennessee and how to spend your weekend.

1. Explore the wilderness of the Smoky Mountains.

With unmatched natural beauty, scenery, greenery, and biodiversity, the Smoky Mountains are the most-visited national park in the United States.

Things to explore:

  • Lush green hiking trails
  • The quiet meadows
  • The Appalachian Mountains
  • Wildlife
  • The waterfalls

Thus many plan hiking trips through the wilderness of the Smoky Mountains. The best ones include

  • Charlies Bunion
  • Andrews Bald
  • Alum Cave Bluffs
  • Chimney Tops
  • and Rainbow Falls.

Rental options:

There are several rental accommodations near the park with all kinds of amenities and facilities. For instance, a two-bedroom Smoky Mountain cabin will cost you $226 to $586 for one day.

2. A fun-packed hustle in Chattanooga

Chattanooga is another one-stop destination for a superb weekend getaway in Tennessee. There is some much to do in Chattanooga that a weekend will fall short.

Things to explore:

If you want a fresh breath and relish the scenic beauty of Chattanooga, visit

  • Rock City Garden
  • Tennessee Aquarium
  • Lookout Mountains
  • Tennessee River Park
  • Warner Park Zoo
  • Enterprise South Nature Park
  • Renaissance Park
  • Point Park
  • Ruby Waterfalls
  • and Glen Falls.

You can explore Chattanooga’s historical, cultural, and artistic artifacts preserved in the Coker Museum, Creative Discovery Museum, and Hunter Museum of America.

Rental options

Chattanooga has several options to spend a relaxing weekend. Choices vary as per charges and facilities. Some affordable rental options include

  • Kathy’s Kottage
  • Highland Park Pad
  • Cozy River View Condo
  • Northshore Dreamy Studio Artisthouse

and Southside Gem, with charges ranging from 129$ to 162$ per night.

3. See Tennessee in and out through its capital Nashville.

See Tennessee in and out through its capital Nashville
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Nashville is the capital city of Tennessee. Nashville’s rich culture, historic landmarks, museums, modern attractions, and hospitality will enhance your travel experience. Its rich cuisines and attractions will satiate your body and mind.

Things to explore:

Nashville has an ancient history and rich musical background. Many renowned musicians and artists have emerged and nourished in Nashville. Its streets, bars, and studios resonate with honky tonk, playful music, and live performances 24/7.

Nashville also organizes the world’s largest annual songwriter’s festival, Tin Pan South. No wonder it has gained the nickname of Music Capital.

In addition, Nashville’s cuisines and indigenous food are also irresistible and unique. You will find countless options to dine and drink wherever you roam in the city. Some mouth-watering dining options include Redheaded Stranger in east Nashville,

Assembly Food Hall in Downtown, Edley’s Bar-B-Que with branches in Sylvan Park and East Nashville, and City House in Germantown.

Rental options:

Music City is a wholesome package for a holiday. You cannot explore it in one go. Thus a stay is inevitable to recharge yourself and roam around the city. Some cheaper rental options include

  • Sentral Sobro
  • Mint House at the Reserve
  • Sonder the Score
  • Sondre Dovetail
  • and Nashville Oasis, charging below 150$ per night.

4. Get artistic inspiration while staying in Memphis.

Tennessee’s people are very artistic. Thus almost every town and city boasts remarkable achievements. Memphis, a city in southwest Tennessee on the Mississippi River, is also an iconic cultural, musical, and historical hub.

Things to explore:

It is the birthplace of rock n roll, blues, soul, R&B, and jazz music genres. Thus you will see more studios in Memphis than in any other city in Tennessee, signifying people’s admiration and dedication to art and music.

The Blues Hall of Fame, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Presley’s Graceland mansion, Stax Records, and Sun Studio have a special meaning for musicians and music admirers.

Many legendary artists and musicians have trained and recorded music in the Sun Studio. It still holds memories and reflections of the early and golden times of Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, and other famous musicians who made music and recorded their albums there.

Memphis is also renowned for pioneering the civil rights movement in the late 1960s. The National Civil Rights Museum will further guide you about such revolutionary anecdotes.

The rights champion city is also famous for finger-licking food and recreational facilities. Cruise and riverboat rides along the Mississippi are worth mentioning.

Rental options:

Some of Memphis’ reasonable accommodations include The Rambler, Popular Inn and Suites, The RIVER City Flats, and New Midnight Serene Studio, costing less than 200$ for a single night’s stay.

5. Unleash an unforgettable holiday experience in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg is another mountain town in the east of Tennessee. With less than a sixty-minute drive from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg is another gateway to the Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to explore:

Gatlinburg’s mentioned worthy attractions include

  • Ober Gatlinburg
  • Gatlinburg Space Needle

Some references quote that Ober Gatlinburg is the only ski resort in Tennessee. Many visit Ober Gatlinburg to ride its aerial tramway and sightsees breathtaking views from above.

Gatlinburg Space Needle is an observation tower at the backdrop of Smoky Mountains Park. With a height of over 400 m, it has an observation deck where visitors can enjoy a 360-degree view of the park.

Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is another of kind tourist attraction. It is the largest self-governed organization in the United States, which preserves and practices lost skills, art, and craftsmanship.

You can buy ​souvenirs and memoirs or learn some skills while exploring the wide range of shops, galleries, eateries, and studios along the Parkway trail.

Rental options:

Gatlinburg has a diverse rental variety to make your stay an unforgettable experience, including

  • Villas,
  • Cabins,
  • Flats,
  • Cottages,
  • Hotels and chalets
  • Parkside Cabins
  • Stony Brook Cabins
  • Jackson Mountain Rentals


Tennessee is a dream holiday destination, and words cannot explain the feelings and experiences of roaming there physically. Each town, city, destination, and holiday attraction unfolds unique and never-before wonders. Once you go there, you will realize a weekend is not enough.