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Things to do in Tennessee

Tennessee – the state of Nashville and USA’s city of music

The state of Tennessee is located in the southeastern part of the United States and is a popular tourist destination. There are plenty of fun things to do in Tennessee, especially for tourist with an interest in music.

 

Attractions in Tennessee

Tennessee is known for being the birthplace of popular musicians, especially in genres like rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and country. But aside from the state’s musical legacies, it is also home to a number of tourist attractions that make any holiday special and unique.

 

Tennessee Football, Basketball & Baseball

Tennessee has a lot of activities to offer to sports lovers. As the home of major sports teams like the Tennessee Titans and Memphis Grizzlies, the state is active in sports like basketball and football. Of course, baseball will not be left out because Tennessee hosts a lot of baseball games throughout the year. Almost all the cities in Tennessee are represented in different baseball leagues.

 

Tennessee State Museum

You can also go back in time when you visit the Tennessee State Museum, a huge museum that depicts the rich history and heritage of the state. Here, you can see various historic items that show the culture and history of Tennessee from the pre-colonization period up to the 20th century.

 

Things to do in Tennessee with Kids

If you travel with kids you will find that there are a lot of attractions and things to do in Tennessee that both you and the kids will enjoy.

 

Tennessee Aquarium

One of the most popular destination for those on holiday in Tennessee with kids is the Tennessee Aquarium, located in Chattanooga. Aside from the usual marine animals that you see in an aquarium, you can also find birds, mammals, invertebrates, and other animal species there.

 

When to go to Tennessee

Tennessee generally has a humid subtropical climate, except for the mountain regions where the climate is cooler due to higher elevations. Summers tend to be hot and humid while winters are mild, cool, or freezing, depending on the elevation. Tornadoes frequently hit the state and ice storms are common in the winter. Despite the natural hazards that often occur in Tennessee, it is still a pleasant holiday destination for most of the year. The most popular time to visit the state is during the summer season, when different outdoor activities can be done.

Tennessee Facts

Population6 495 978
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
LanguageEnglish
CurrencyUS Dollar
Longitude-86.736656
Latitude35.803728
AirportNashville Intl, United States (BNA)

Tennessee average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
8~11 °C 10~12 °C 17 °C 23 °C 23~27 °C 27~31 °C 29~33 °C 29~33 °C 26~29 °C 20~24 °C 15~17 °C 9~12 °C

MARATHON

Tennessee Marathons

Tennessee is a state full of marathons to run. The most popular of them is Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon, St. Jude Marathon, Andrew Jackson Marathon and Rock Creek Scenic City Trail Marathon. Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon is the best and most beautiful one in all of Tennessee. Although it isn’t to recommend for the beginners since it is extremely challenging. It’s more a marathon for the advanced runners. In St. Jude Marathon you run for a good cause, all proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Andrew Jackson Marathon takes you through charming suburban neighborhoods where there is almost no traffic at all. Rock Creek Scenic City Trail Marathon is a trail marathon located in the woods of Chattanooga. A peaceful run with beautiful nature surrounding you.

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SKIING

Tennessee ski vacations - Great family resort

In Tennessee you have a family resort called Ober Gatlinburg, located in the Great Smoky Mountains. Here you have eight ski trails to choose from, all of them apart from the expert run Grizzly, is available for night skiing. If you give Ober Gatlinburg a visit you will experience beautiful views over the mountains. If you like you can also swing by the Snow Tubing Park and test some of their 10 lanes.

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