Tennessee January 07, 2017
The 12 Towns You Need To Visit In Tennessee In 2017
Tennessee is known for its small town charm, but it seems that nowadays all anyone wants to chat about is Nashville and Memphis. Um, hello? Tennessee is built on the backs of small towns and we’re proud of our foundation. We love you too, Nashville – but it’s time to find a few towns that REALLY make Tennessee what it is. Did your home make the list?
This unique town is anything but ordinary.
Home of the biggest fish fry in the state and a replica of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, Tennessee is a water tower town that puts the "south" in "southern."
11. We found the best town
to put down roots
Well, we actually found twelve of them - but White House is one of our favorites. Close to Nashville for commuters and basking in wide open space, this is your answer to country near the city.
10. Make your way to Johnson City for the best kind of
autumn road trip later this year.
Located in East Tennessee, Johnson City proffers Great Smoky Mountain colors and a whole lot of southern flavor along with their fall foliage. They're also home to Tennessee's longest running theatre!
never run out of things to do in this sweet town.
Explore the small town of Columbia, located a hot second outside of Nashville and bursting with small town flavor and fun. This is a day trip worth your weekend!
8. If only we could visit
this neat abandoned town.
Looking to be a little creeped out? Take a moment to remember the forgotten Greenbrier CCC Camp, a story that's slowly being dissolved by history.
7. This perfect
rural town will give you the adventure of a lifetime.
As one of the most beautiful towns in the state, Tellico Plains is most definitely worth a moment. A rural small town with a whole lotta hidden beauty, your new favorite city is WAY out in the country.
6. Get ready for the
cutest little town you’ll ever see.
Cute small town?! Sign us up! Historic Covington is so picturesque and perfectly slow that you'll never want to leave.
5. Take in a great meal at our
best small town restaurant.
The best small town restaurant is a bbq joint tucked back in Dellrose. A no-frills establishment, Corner Pit BBQ serves up a solid pound of Tennessee bbq alongside a helping of hospitality.
4. We found the most beautiful
kind of Christmas town.
Franklin, Tennessee turns into a winter wonderland during the holidays, trussing up their downtown Main Street and decorating the historic Theatre. It plays holiday classics like "It's a Wonderful Life" and the more contemporary "Elf" during December, too!
3. This is probably the
neatest little town you’ve ever seen.
Less than 100 people live in the once utopian experiment of Rugby, and it's the history of this darling town that will make you want to crack a textbook. We made it easy - and there are pictures!
2. Here’s the
most perfectly southern town in the state
What town do YOU think is perfectly southern? We're not going to tell you - you can just take a look for yourselves. We will say its home to the best kind of southern Main Street, darling historic homes - and a bustling young family scene that'll make you want to move!
1. Do you know the
oldest town in Tennessee ?
Jonesborough fights hard for their title as the oldest town in Tennessee with annual festivals and local lore that will make your head spin. The city brings in visitors from all over the nation to take part in their fun, family-friendly events.
Hungry for more? Here are
12 things Tennesseans would like you to know! (You just might laugh).