Johnson City has everything you need to create a memorable vacation. Here, the outdoors provide the ultimate playground, with endless experiences available for every activity level. 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.
Johnson City has a variety of affordable accommodations to suit your preference.
After all, enjoying the great outdoors doesn’t mean you have to rough it! Johnson City offers convenient access to popular natural resources in the region, including world-class fly fishing, heart-racing white water rafting, and spectacular waterfalls. Feel like hiking a legendary trail? Access to the Appalachian Trail is less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Johnson City.
If you’d rather explore the outdoors closer to town, take a stroll or bike along the Tweetsie Trail, which runs from Johnson City to Elizabethton. This 10-mile rails-to-trails project is a unique way to experience Johnson City’s sights at your own speed. If you want to kick things up a notch, head to Tannery Knobs. This new mountain biking and running trail that is sure to provide a challenging and enjoyable experience for riders of all ages and experience levels. More than trails, Tannery Knobs also features an asphalt pump track that all riders can enjoy. Other great, local options include Winged Deer Park, Willow Springs Park, Buffalo Mountain Park, and Founders Park.
For visitors looking for something a little more low-key during their stay, several local breweries and distilleries offer tours and tastings. Whether it’s Yee Haw Brewing, Johnson City Brewing Company, JRH Brewing, or Great Oak, you’ll have lots of options to find the perfect local libation for you. And don’t forget to visit Barley Water for one of the largest beer selections in town, or Atlantic Ale House for a truly local experience.
A great vacation is worth commemorating, and our downtown and surrounding areas will not disappoint. With many unique boutique shops offering locally crafted items, you are sure to find that special something to celebrate your visit.
Now pack your bags and prepare to Go. All. Out. in Johnson City!