Just in time for your weekend: Friday's featured trip

 
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Here’s your Friday field trip idea,

so you can get on the road this weekend:


knoxville, tn



This trip is for: travelers who love the big city feel but have a small town heart.

 
Downtown Gay Street, Knoxville, TN via ThoseCrazyNelsons.com

Downtown Gay Street, Knoxville, TN via ThoseCrazyNelsons.com

 

Where to go: Knoxville, TN

Drive time: 2.5 hours


Where to stay: Hilton Downtown Knoxville

Why we recommend this property: You can park your car here and walk ANYWHERE downtown! It’s central location makes this the perfect Knoxville stay! Amenities include a Starbucks and bar/restaurant on-site.

 
Hilton Downtown Knoxville has the best views of the city!

Hilton Downtown Knoxville has the best views of the city!

 

What to do: if you go between Nov. 30 - early January, there are awesome holiday events to see

Christmas Parade: on Dec. 7th

Elf on a Shelf Adventure: until January 6th

Holidays on Ice, open-air ice skating in Market Square: until January 8th

Peppermint Trail: until January 8th

 
Ice skating downtown can be a family activity or a romantic date-night!

Ice skating downtown can be a family activity or a romantic date-night!

 

Where to eat:

Matt Robbs Biscuits: quick dining, made-from-scratch breakfast biscuits and coffee

Frussie’s Deli: deli soup and fresh sandwiches

Blackhorse Brewery: neighborhood pub vibe on popular Gay Street, great beer specials

Dazzo’s Pizza: local pizza joint, must try cheesy garlic bread

 
 

Insider tips for parking in downtown:

If you’re not staying at a hotel downtown, then here are two parking options:

  1. Visitors Center: 2 hours FREE parking with permit from Visitors Center

  2. Market Square Garage: FREE after 6pm on weeknights, FREE on weekends



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