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  • Visit the Rooftop Bars in Downtown Knoxville

    Visit the Rooftop Bars in Downtown Knoxville

    Knoxville is known for its gorgeous landscapes and beautiful scenery, but these views are even more exceptional from a high perspective. The Hyatt Place Hotel’s new rooftop bar opened in early August and provides not only fascinating sights, but exceptional drinks and a comfortable environment. Here are just a few

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    By: Anthony

    October 01, 2018

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  • An Article Written By a Father Raising a Son in Knoxville

    An Article Written By a Father Raising a Son in Knoxville

    I live in Knoxville, and I am raising a son here. But I have often thought about why Knoxville is an excellent place for families. For me, families need three things in a place they live in to thrive. Those three things are education, fitness and health activities, and art and culture. Let’s take a brief look at why

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    By: Greg

    August 09, 2018

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  • 7-Day Guide to Eating Vegan Around Knoxville

    7-Day Guide to Eating Vegan Around Knoxville

    I went vegan in July 2017, and eating out has been the most challenging aspect of my vegan lifestyle. Making time-efficient and delicious vegan recipes at home is easy. When friends want to go out to lunch or dinner at their favorite restaurants though, it’s hard to eat vegan. It’s possible to customize dishes a

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    By: Nicole

    August 05, 2018

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  • Here’s 5 Date Night Ideas in West Knoxville

    Here’s 5 Date Night Ideas in West Knoxville

    There’s nothing like a good date night with someone you enjoy spending time with. Whether you’re married and need a break from the kids or you’re dating and trying to take your relationship to the next level, a date night gives you a chance to relax, have fun, and connect. If you live in Knoxville, you probabl

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    By: Denny

    August 04, 2018

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  • Here’s My 6 Favorite Outdoor Things to Do in Knoxville

    Here’s My 6 Favorite Outdoor Things to Do in Knoxville

    Whether you’re stopping by Knoxville for a quick visit or looking to move, there are plenty of outdoor activities to choose from. Let’s take a few moments to dive into six of my personal favorite outdoor activities. Although, the list of potential activities spans into the thousands! First up is Sequoyah Hil

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    By: Caitlyn

    August 04, 2018

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  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Knoxville

    7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Knoxville

    Whether you want to get away for the weekend or you are looking for the perfect summer vacation, Knoxville, Tennessee will not disappoint. With a population of nearly 180,000 people and boasting more than 104 square miles, there are dozens of reasons why this is the perfect place for your next trip. If you are consider

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    By: Anthony

    August 04, 2018

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  • Here’s 6 Fun Things to Do in East Tennessee

    Here’s 6 Fun Things to Do in East Tennessee

    When I moved to Knoxville in May 2016, I was taken aback at how much there was to do in East Tennessee! People in Knoxville love the outdoors and cherish new adventures with their friends and family. But if your family doesn’t want to hike or go to tourist-heavy areas such as Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mount

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    By: Nicole

    August 04, 2018

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  • Here’s 5 Must-Try Breakfast Restaurants in Knoxville

    Here’s 5 Must-Try Breakfast Restaurants in Knoxville

    I love cooking. I love food. I love restaurants. My favorite meal to enjoy in a restaurant is breakfast...because I don't do it  often. Weekdays, you stumble out of bed; grab some coffee, cereal, or a breakfast bar because it's quick and easy. But the weekends are different. You have a chance to sleep i

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    By: Laura

    August 03, 2018

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  • Making Friends Here is Easier Than You Might Think

    Making Friends Here is Easier Than You Might Think

    You just moved to town and now, you’re lonely. Where do I eat? What fun things are there to do in town? Where should I be living? What you need is a friend, and in Knoxville, it’s easier than you might think to make new friends. If you’re an introvert like me, the idea of making friends is daunting. First, you

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    By: Eric

    August 03, 2018

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  • You Must-Try this Knoxville Steakhouse

    You Must-Try this Knoxville Steakhouse

    If you are looking for the best steak in Knoxville, a fun environment, and excellent service, you must stop at the award-winning restaurant, Ye Old Steak House. Established in 1968, this restaurant is one of Knoxville’s oldest steakhouses. It was the idea of Bunt King and his wife Helen, and even after they passed aw

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    By: Anthony

    August 03, 2018

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  • Here’s How to Have a Fun Weekend for Under $100

    Here’s How to Have a Fun Weekend for Under $100

    A weekend on the town does not have to come with a high price tag. Armed with a little knowledge about the options available in Knoxville, you can play a full weekend away with a low budget and an extra high level of fun. After the work week is over, you’re ready to take on the weekend with revived energy Saturday

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    By: Kathryn

    August 02, 2018

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  • But Here’s 7 More Outdoor Activities To Do in Knoxville

    But Here’s 7 More Outdoor Activities To Do in Knoxville

    No matter what your interests are, how much of a thrill you desire, and what your athletic skills are, Knoxville is the place to get outside. There are numerous outdoor activities in the area to get your body moving, help you enjoy some fresh air, and bring a smile to your face. Here are eight outdoor Knoxville activit

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    By: Anthony

    August 02, 2018

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  • Here’s 10 Tips to Gatlinburg for Knoxville Newcomers

    Here’s 10 Tips to Gatlinburg for Knoxville Newcomers

    Before I moved to Knoxville, I’d only heard stories of regret about Gatlinburg from friends in sororities. But exploring Gatlinburg myself and enjoying a family Christmas in the town refreshed my perspective. So here are my tips for Knoxville newbies on how to enjoy and explore the famous city of Gatlinburg. Tips for

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    By: Nicole

    August 02, 2018

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  • 8 Little Known Facts Most People Don’t Know About Knoxville

    8 Little Known Facts Most People Don’t Know About Knoxville

    For example, it's the home of the University of Tennessee. Tennessee Valley Authority headquarters are here. (TVA is the largest power provider in the U.S. too.) Knoxville was once the state capitol. It's also the largest city in East Tennessee and the third largest city in the state. But, here are eight facts about

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    By: Laura

    August 01, 2018

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  • Here’s 5 Restaurants You Must-Try

    Here’s 5 Restaurants You Must-Try

    From special occasion finer dining to pint glasses and finger foods, the culinary renaissance in Downtown Knoxville has introduced a refreshing range of dining options. Embracing storied downtown history and cool, contemporary style, diners are greeted with captivating décor and equally enticing flavors, making it a h

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    By: Kathryn

    August 01, 2018

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  • Here’s 8 Ways to Volunteer in Knoxville

    Here’s 8 Ways to Volunteer in Knoxville

    Knoxville, Tennessee offers all you need to get outdoors, enjoy a great show, or just relax. However, there is much more than just entertainment - there are dozens of opportunities to give back to the community and serve. Whether you are looking for volunteer experiences for yourself, a large group, or even a family of

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    By: Anthony

    August 01, 2018

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  • Here’s 6 Social Things to Do this Fall Season

    Here’s 6 Social Things to Do this Fall Season

    Whether you have just a few hours or an entire weekend, Knoxville offers activities for the entire family to enjoy. Let’s take a look at eight exciting ways to experience downtown Knoxville. 1. World’s Fair Park Whether you have lived in Knoxville your entire life or you are visiting for a weekend, you must v

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    By: Anthony

    August 01, 2018

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  • Here’s My 6 Tennessee River Bucket List Activities

    Here’s My 6 Tennessee River Bucket List Activities

    The beautiful Tennessee River begins in East Knoxville and lazily wanders on through the city of Knoxville. It’s a gorgeous spot for many Saturday football tailgaters, the perfect view for dining at Calhoun’s and a quiet, pleasant spot for morning runs. But you can enjoy many other activities along the river throug

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    By: Nicole

    August 01, 2018

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  • 7 Ways My Friends and I Have Fun in Knoxville

    7 Ways My Friends and I Have Fun in Knoxville

    Knoxville is the perfect place for an exciting, yet affordable weekend sure to please everyone! From young adults and couples to families, the city is full of fun adventures to fill your weekend. Get outdoors at places like IJAMS or one of the many greenways in the city. Or, head downtown to explore the farmer’s mark

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    By: Kelly

    July 30, 2018

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  • But Here’s 8 More Reasons Why People Love Knoxville

    But Here’s 8 More Reasons Why People Love Knoxville

    Great greenways. Southern food. Some of the best pizza places around. There are more reasons I love Knoxville than I can share on one little blog, but here are eight major reasons that people love to call Knoxville home. Affordable Cost of Living The largest factor in a place’s cost of living is housing. And in

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    By: Nicole

    July 29, 2018

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  • Here’s 10 Must-Play Golf Courses in the Knoxville Area

    Here’s 10 Must-Play Golf Courses in the Knoxville Area

    If you love to spend summer’s warm, beautiful days on the golf course, Knoxville is the place to be. This area is home to dozens of golf courses that appeal to all skill levels. Let’s take a look at 10 golf courses you must visit in Knoxville. 1. Williams Creek Golf Course Williams Creek Golf Course is lo

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    By: Anthony

    July 28, 2018

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  • Here’s Why Knoxville is a Great Place for Families

    Here’s Why Knoxville is a Great Place for Families

    The first time you visit Knoxville, Tennessee, you’ll be amazed at all the city has to offer. The city truly is a hidden gem, and there’s so much to explore. There are mountains. There’s music. There’s adventure. There’s incredible food. There’s culture! And, the most important part many are searching for,

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    By: Amber

    July 25, 2018

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  • Here’s 10 Former Tennessee Smokies in the MLB

    Here’s 10 Former Tennessee Smokies in the MLB

    Many great things come out of Tennessee, including baseball players. The Tennessee Smokies, the minor league baseball team, has seen many players begin and expand their career playing in beautiful Knoxville. In fact, dozens of Smokies alumni have been named to a Major League All-Star Team. Let’s take a look at just 1

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    By: Anthony

    July 25, 2018

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  • Here’s Some Ideas for a Fun Knoxville Weekend on a Budget

    Here’s Some Ideas for a Fun Knoxville Weekend on a Budget

    Whether you are a Knoxville native or visiting the city, there is so much to see and do here. In Knoxville, there’s something for everyone. From wine bars to the rich history and beautiful views, it’s a great location to explore or grab something to eat. A small budget doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy a weeke

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    By: Haley

    July 24, 2018

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  • Here’s a Guide to Gatlinburg for Knoxville Newcomers

    Here’s a Guide to Gatlinburg for Knoxville Newcomers

    If you’re new to the area and looking to get away for the weekend, or go on a day trip, you’re in luck! Gatlinburg is just a mere hour away. With all it’s Appalachian tradition and history, a smoky mountain town is a popular place for Knoxville residents to escape the city. If you’re wanting to stay overnight,

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    By: Ashley

    July 24, 2018

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  • 8 Fun East Tennessee Weekend Road Trips

    8 Fun East Tennessee Weekend Road Trips

    A road trip is a perfect way to view beautiful scenery and spend time with your true love. You don’t have to travel around the country to create the ultimate road trip. In fact, simply traveling around Eastern Tennessee can create an experience you will always remember. Here are eight of the best east Tennessee weeke

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    By: Anthony

    July 24, 2018

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  • Here’s 5 Romantic Date Night Ideas in Knoxville

    Here’s 5 Romantic Date Night Ideas in Knoxville

    It’s no secret that in any relationship it’s easy for things to get, well, a little monotonous. One fun and easy way to spice things up for your significant other you care quite like planning a date night. Don’t fall into the... “what do you want to do?” - “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” 

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    By: Christi

    June 05, 2018

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  • 8 Knoxville Places to Have a Kids Birthday Party

    8 Knoxville Places to Have a Kids Birthday Party

    If you want your child to have an incredible birthday, finding the perfect venue must be at the top of your planning list. Luckily in Knoxville, the list of venues for a fantastic and stress-free party is long. Here are just eight of the best places in the city to host your child’s next birthday party. 1. Knoxvi

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    By: Anthony

    June 04, 2018

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  • Here’s More Reasons Why Knoxville is Great

    Here’s More Reasons Why Knoxville is Great

    Choosing where to raise your family is not a decision to be taken lightly. As a parent, you want to provide your child with a well-rounded upbringing that allows them to be safe, have fun, and learn. That’s why Knoxville is a great place to raise your children. Sporting Events Fan of college football? If no

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    By: Kathryn

    June 03, 2018

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  • Here’s 7 Unique Dining Experiences to Consider

    Here’s 7 Unique Dining Experiences to Consider

    If you want to indulge your taste buds and give them a treat, downtown Knoxville is the place to go. There are dozens of restaurants, pubs, bakeries, and other eateries to satisfy your every craving. Here are eight must-try places to eat in downtown Knoxville. 1. Bistro at the Bijou Bistro at the Bijou is located

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    By: Laura

    June 02, 2018

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