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There are currently no travel restrictions in Tennessee. In an effort to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus, to help keep our local businesses open and operating, and ensure our children may return to the classroom, we urge residents, employees and visitors to wear face masks. For more information how to travel safely in Tennessee, click here.

Ready to Escape to Northeast Tennessee?

Start planning your trip.

We've put together a few trip ideas with less crowds and safe places - all within driving distance.

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.




Let Us Guide You

Eat and Drink Your Way Through Johnson City




Virtual Tours

Bristol Motor Speedway

Hands On! Discovery Center

Barter Theatre

Chester Inn Museum & State Historic Site

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute

National Storytelling Festival

USA Raft Adventure Resort

The Original Long Island Iced Tea




Cities, Blogs & More

Only in Jonesborough

Jonesborough Truck

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

Bays Mountain

Storytown Radio Show

Storytown Radio Show (2)

Tales of Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Motor Speedway

Abingdon, Virginia

Abingdon Visitors Center

Johnson County Center for the Arts

Johnson County Arts Center Fiddle

Where is Northeast TN?


Northeast Tennessee borders North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky in the Appalachian Mountains. With 230 miles of internationally known rivers and 288 miles of the Appalachian Trail, it’s the true outdoors with endless opportunities to explore and less time sitting in traffic. Northeast Tennessee’s Tri-Cities of Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City and small towns along the way make up a diverse region of outdoor recreation, music, history and everything in between.


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We’ll fill you in on all you need to know.