Traveling to Tennessee makes sense. We have southern hospitality, down-home cooking, serene weather, history, heritage, and a surplus of natural beauty. And, we are within a day’s drive of 65 percent of the United States population. What more could you want in a travel destination? Tennessee welcomes you to explore everything we have to offer.

Begin your Tennessee journey on one of the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways and explore the backroads and byways of Tennessee Trails. Visit local gems such as wineries, historic main streets, quaint restaurants, scenic spots for outdoor adventure and much more.

Music & Arts

Tennessee is best known for its richly diverse music scene, with live music venues that appeal to every taste. But the music is only the beginning. Explore our performing arts options, from traditional stage shows to vibrant storytelling settings, and learn about Tennessee’s greats on stage and screen. Enjoy our visual arts scene by visiting galleries and museums. See the fine crafts and handwork of Tennessee’s artisans, both traditional and avant-garde. Examine our astonishing literary history, from scholarly research to science fiction. And top it all off with a filling taste of Tennessee’s culinary arts. Learn More

Food & Wine

With great restaurants, fantastic food festivals, products made in Tennessee or homegrown goodies fresh off the farm, you are sure to find a special place in your vacation for some Tennessee tastes.

Sink your teeth into some down-home cooking with Tennessee classics like juicy barbecue, famous country hams, and flaky biscuits. Or treat yourself to our upscale or trendy urban eateries with international cuisine and creative twists on traditional southern cooking.

Get your culinary groove on with the best in comfort food, from local favorites to satisfying soul food. Whether you are looking for the best breakfast to start your day, great food, or a relaxing, casual family dinner, a taste of Tennessee can help you make your vacation unforgettable. Learn More