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A Northeast Tennessee vacation at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains is waiting for you. Come to the Sunny Side of Tennessee, and you’ll discover a region that’s rich in history, culture and outdoor adventure with festivals and events for couples and the entire family.

Trip Ideas

Drive Up Date Night: Our Claim to Iconic Drive-In Theaters

The summer season brings fresh mountain air, country back roads, and road trips close to home. And, we’re betting you wouldn’t mind a cozy night under the stars, your favorite snacks, and a classic movie. Although there were drive-in theaters as early as 1933, they’ve…

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A Brief and Colorful History of Watauga Lake (Plus the Top 10 Things to Do During Your Visit)

Cradled among the rugged Appalachians and reachable only by winding mountain roads, Watauga Lake is a true paradise for anyone seeking quality time in the outdoors. This remote lake lies in two of Northeast Tennessee’s most rural counties—Johnson and Carter—making it a place where outdoor…

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Resources, FAQs, and How to Volunteer During COVID-19

Your plans and day to day activities may have changed, but this is temporary and we are stronger together. During this unprecedented event, it is our mission to keep our visitors informed and focus on the health and safety of all those who live or…

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