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Five Getaways Under Four Hours from Knoxville

Start planning your next weekend adventure to one of these nearby destinations.

Nestled near the Smoky Mountains and in close proximity to several large cities and tourist spots, Knoxville offers residents easy access to a variety of activities. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, ardent foodie or you’re just looking for a relaxing escape to unwind, these nearby destinations are sure to satisfy your wanderlust.


Asheville, NC (2 Hours)

Craft beer lovers, rejoice! Just two hours away from Knoxville, this mountain town boasts more breweries per capita than any other city in the U.S. If you’re not a beer drinker, fear not. Asheville is also known for its abundance of outdoor activities. From hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains to rafting the French Broad River and everything in between, this Appalachian city is perfect for getting your nature fix . For a more refined visit, be sure to visit the Biltmore Estate.

Where to eat:

  • Local Provisions – Enjoy seasonal cuisine sourced from surrounding farms at Local Provisions.

Where to stay:

  • Grand Bohemian Hotel – For a hotel near the Biltmore Estate, The Grand Bohemian Hotel is a great option.


Nashville, TN (3 Hours)

Well known for its country music roots, Nashville has become the heart of the south and its ever-growing music industry. If you’re interested in learning about the city’s musical history, there are several must-see attractions, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Nashville’s foodie scene is among the best, and visitors can dine their way through the city’s various award-winning restaurants.

Where to eat:

  • Hattie B’s: No trip to Nashville is complete without hot chicken.

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Greenville, SC (3 Hours)

Situated on the state’s northern edge, Greenville has no shortage of Southern charm. Dubbed one of America’s best downtowns by Forbes, the city is home to a booming restaurant scene, sprawling parks and biking trails. For a perfect day, explore the city via bicycle on the 19-mile Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Where to eat:

  • Sidewall Pizza – Don’t forget to ask about their daily ice cream specials.

Where to stay:

  • Hyatt Regency – Stay in the middle of the downtown action at the Hyatt Regency.


Atlanta, GA (3 Hours)

For a big-city experience, Atlanta is a must. Whether you’re interested in attending a Braves or Falcons game, chasing thrills at Six Flags or exploring the World of Coca-Cola, the city has something in store for all of its visitors. If you’re looking to splurge, the urban epicenter is home to world-class hotels, spas, restaurants and shopping centers.

Where to eat:

  • The Mercury – Enjoy a boozy brunch at this Ponce City Market spot.

Where to stay:

  • W Atlanta – Located in the popular Buckhead neighborhood, W Atlanta is convenient to several restaurants and shopping centers.


Chattanooga, TN (2 Hours)

Knoxville’s close neighbor shouldn’t be overlooked for a weekend getaway. As one of America’s greenest cities, Chattanooga offers visitors waterfront trails, free fares on its electric buses and access to various outdoor activities. With its water sports, hiking trails and rock climbing, the city is highly regarded among the outdoorsy community. For a more kid-friendly option, add the Tennessee Aquarium to your itinerary.

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Knoxville’s central location makes it ideal for people who want a small-town feel with the convenience of nearby amenities. Interested in relocating? Check out Lakeside Real Estate’s current listings or contact us for more information.

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