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Pro tips from our travel blog: Everything you need to know for a perfectly rewarding trip to Knoxville

Knoxville: once known as the ‘underwear capital of the world’ thanks to its textile mills, is now popular for college football, the outdoors, and craft beer. Many visitors head to Knoxville to enjoy the great outdoors across the seasons, enjoying the local atmosphere, and the energetic atmosphere during college football season. Of course, you can enjoy city any time of year.

There are cannot miss-highlights for everybody in Knoxville, no matter whether you are in for the downtown experience of live music and craft beer, the outdoorsy type that goes hiking for hours at the time, or the fan cheering on the Knoxville Volunteers. Just enjoy it all during your trip to Knoxville.

Where to stay in Knoxville, Tennessee

The area around Market Square essentially makes up the heart of Downtown Knoxville. If you want to spend your time in Knoxville at cafes, breweries, and restaurants, and mix it with live music, this is the ideal place to book your hotel in Knoxville. Another advantage of booking your hotel in Downtown Knoxville is being so close to many other must-do’s and sights in the city. Sunsphere Tower offers 360-degree views of the city, World’s Fair Park is good for a fun-filled day, and you can catch a show at the Bijou Theater.

If you are heading to Knoxville for sports, you will have a lot of choice in where to stay. Will you stay close to Neyland Stadium, where you will get the best experience of the college football tailgating events? Did you know all of Knoxville practically shuts down to go tailgating on Vols game days? If you are more interested in golf, we recommend you staying in hotels close to Willow Creek Golf Club, Three Ridges Golf Course, or Dead Horse Lake Golf Course.

As for the outdoors, some of the highlights include the Knoxville Riverfront and the Ijams Nature Center, which is a green space boasting trails and lakes. Hotels close to the latter are loved for offering the best of both worlds: nature and close to downtown Knoxville. After all, most outdoor travelers in Knoxville are lured to the city for the reason of Knoxville being on the doorstep of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

3, 4, and 5 star hotels in Knoxville, Tennessee

There are many great hotels in Knoxville, 26 of them have 3 stars or more! These 3 star hotels are great for budget conscious travelers, while the only 4 star hotel in Knoxville will give you a little extra pampering during your stay. Thanks to the range of hotels, there is something for every budget. Hotels in Knoxville cost from .

Are you traveling to Knoxville to enjoy that outdoors that everybody’s talking about? Maybe a pet-friendly hotel is just the thing for you, so you can bring your four-legged buddy with you on your hikes and adventures.

Hotels near McGhee Tyson Airport

When flying into Knoxville, you will be landing at McGhee Tyson Airport. Have an early flight? Stay near McGhee Tyson Airport. There is a selection of hotels in the airport area, suited for different kinds of travelers, whether you are a business traveler or here for leisure purposes.