Rich American history, profound love for music, and a beautiful backdrop of mountains and rivers. Are you thinking of Knoxville, Tennessee? This southern city has topped numerous “Best of” lists, from best places to work to best town for boating. Stroll along the waterfront to watch the ships—and maybe some legendary University of Tennessee football “sailgating.” When you hop on one of the flights to Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), you can discover what the Volunteer State already knows: This easygoing city is your ticket to the laid-back lifestyle.
Flying into Knoxville means you will be landing 13 miles from the city center, so if you’re getting in late, book one of the hotels close to McGhee Tyson airport to get some rest before your adventure. Renting a car or taking a taxi are the best options for those coming in on Knoxville flights. You can’t miss the rental car counters as you exit the airline terminal, and you’ll find taxis right outside. Once you’re downtown, head to Market Square for a sense of the region’s eclectic vibe. This is the heart of Knoxville, where you’ll find live music and local art, not to mention great people watching. For another unusual option, check out World’s Fair Park and its famous giant disco ball (officially, the “Sunsphere”). There’s plenty of history here, too. Take the music history walking tour to see the locations of early recording studios and the radio station that launched country music.
We promise your visit to the Marble City will be smooth when you book one of Travelocity’s cheap flights to Knoxville. Bundle your hotel and airfare with Knoxville vacation packages and save your green. Then start planning for a bounty of Tennessee barbecue and Market Square shopping. When you travel to Knoxville, you’re in for a treat.