Bristol: Sounds Good

Bristol is built on sound: engines revving, fiddles singing and the silent peace of the outdoors. The downtown buzzes with live music and the outdoors quietly await just beyond. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and surrounded by scenic South Holston Lake and the Holston River sits Bristol—The Birthplace of Country Music and home of the “World’s Fastest Half Mile”—Bristol Motor Speedway. […]

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Escape to Tennessee: Planning, Virtual Tours, and More

Take a hike on the trails, camp in a state park, visit a historic landmark, chow down on delicious eats, sample some craft brews, and listen to mountain music. We’ve put together a few trip ideas with less crowds and safe places – all within driving distance. There are currently no travel restrictions in Tennessee. […]

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Enjoy a Jam-Packed 48 Hours in Northeast Tennessee

Head to Northeast Tennessee to be transported to a time where saber-toothed cats roamed the region; pioneers made their pilgrimage; and a different sort of “Big Bang” happened in Bristol, affecting not only the city but the entire nation. Go caving, hiking, hear stories from world-class storytellers and so much more. […]

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Go. All. Out. In Johnson City

Pair your outdoor adventures with lively music venues, art, history, unique dining, relaxed taprooms, or local shopping—the choice is yours. It’s easy to strike the perfect balance in Johnson City. No matter what piques your interest, you can enjoy it all against the backdrop of the stunning Appalachian Mountains. […]

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So, You’re Planning a Family Trip to Northeast Tennessee? 15 Insider Tips on What to See and Do

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Between work, school, and soccer practice, spending quality time with loved ones can be a rare opportunity. When you’re on vacation, you want to make the most of your trip and create memorable experiences for your family. When you visit Northeast Tennessee with your kids, you’ll find exciting and interactive learning opportunities, easy ways to […]

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Feeling Like Christmas All Year Long in Jonesborough

There’s a festive boutique nestled in Historic Jonesborough that gives you an opportunity to be walkin’ in a winter wonderland all year long. Unlike anything else in Northeast Tennessee, this specialty shop is more than a store — it’s an experience. Gabriel’s Christmas is decked with lights, trees and colorful ornaments, so much so that […]

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Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tours

Appalachian Sustainable Development’s Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tour will hold the 2nd annual farm tour on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (exact times vary per farm), rain or shine. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and can be purchased here. Thirteen unique farm operations are participating in Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington […]

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The Perfect Date Night in Historic Abingdon

If you’re looking for a fun, romantic and unique area for a date night, Abingdon, Va. may the place for you. This artsy small town is just a short drive from Northeast Tennessee — making it a perfect spot for locals and visitors alike. It’s full of hidden gems and history, and the cozy vibe […]

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