Explore East Tennessee

Just 45 -90 minutes beyond Knoxville, you’ll find fantastic excursions perfect for a full day of fun. You can be on a trail in the woods, floating down a scenic river, exploring a fascinating historic site, or escaping the heat in one of our many cave systems.

Places Just Beyond Knoxville

Kayaking on the Hiwassee River in East Tennessee
Silhouette of person framed by clouds and mountains near Roan Mountain, TN

Explore Weekend Getaways

Looking for a 2-3 day weekend adventure within 3 hours of Knoxville? We have lots of our favorites listed here. Perhaps a quaint mountain town in North Carolina, a camping getaway, or urban exploration in a city like Chattanooga?

Jane Bald near Johnson City, TN
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Check Out Our Weekend Getaways

Great campgrounds, epic hiking trails, fun mountain towns, long bike trails, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and more! You can find it all within 3 hours of Knoxville, perfect for a family mini-vacay.