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Knoxville Vacation

Knoxville overview

Visitors speak favorably about all that Knoxville has to offer, including its sports, college atmosphere, and bar scene. You'll enjoy the area's live music, entertainment, and riverfront. Top attractions in Knoxville include Knoxville Zoological Gardens. Sunsphere Tower and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame are other popular sights to see.

Where to stay in Knoxville

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Knoxville can accommodate you. There are 92 hotels in Knoxville and you can shop as many as 335 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 35%. We have room prices as low as 30 USD per night and below you'll find the number of hotels by star rating in Knoxville as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 203 4-star hotels from 108 USD per night
  • • 344 3-star hotels from 60 USD per night
  • • 72 2-star hotels from 45 USD per night

How to get to Knoxville

Fly into Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), 11.6 mi (18.6 km) from the heart of Knoxville.

What to see around Knoxville

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
  • • Neyland Stadium
  • • Thompson Boiling Arena
  • • Knoxville Municipal Stadium
Here are some local attractions:
  • • Knoxville Zoological Gardens
  • • World's Fair Park
  • • Knoxville Zoo
  • • Putt-Putt Golf & Games
The area's cultural scene stands out, and these are some places to visit:
  • • Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
  • • East Tennessee History Center
  • • Tennessee Theatre
  • • Bijou Theater
  • • Civil War Gateway
The area is recognized for its natural setting, offering these places to visit:
  • • Ijams Nature Center
  • • Charles Krutch Park
  • • Volunteer Landing Park
  • • Haley Heritage Square
  • • University of Tennessee Gardens
Recommended places to see include:
  • • Sunsphere Tower
  • • St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
  • • First Baptist Church
  • • Tennessee Vallley of Authority
  • • Market Square

When to visit Knoxville

Wondering what time of year to travel or what should be on your packing list? Here are some typical temperatures to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 66°F day, 29°F night
  • • April-June: 88°F day, 43°F night
  • • July-September: 88°F day, 55°F night
  • • October-December: 76°F day, 30°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 13.07 inches
  • • April-June: 12.36 inches
  • • July-September: 11.57 inches
  • • October-December: 11.02 inches