Tennessee October 27, 2017
15 Unbelievable Things You Never Knew Existed Right Over The Tennessee Border
Did you know that Tennessee is tied with Missouri as the “most neighborly state” in the nation? Yep, it’s true. We border ten states in total, tying us with our midwestern friend. From Kentucky to Mississippi to Virginia to Arkansas, we sit pretty with some of the best states out there – if we do say so ourselves, of course. We decided to rub elbows with a few of our friends and find put together an out-of-state to-do list, of sorts.
From places to eat to fall foliage roads trips, we have the rest of the year covered. Find some fabulous pizza in Arkansas or trek through North Carolina, searching for a view that matches Tennessee’s. Just kidding, of course – you won’t find it. Happy traveling!
15. This Arkansas restaurant is one of the
most unique in the world.
Grotto Wood-Fired Grill & Wine Cave is located in Eureka Springs, where it operates in a historic building that is built over a cave. You can hear the running spring as you eat, and take in the sights below ground while you enjoy their expansive and illustrious menu.
14. There's nothing like a
North Carolina trolley tour - with wine!
North Carolina has a whole handful (or two) of wineries, and Hendersonville’s Trolley Company takes your experience to the next level. They offer five specialized wine tours that include themes like the Apple Country Tour or the Catawba Valley Wine Tour. You can even customize your own, if you're looking for a fun girl's trip or bachelor party.
13. Or you can hike
this Arkansas trail - it will take you to TWO waterfalls!
Haw Creek Falls Trail is located in the Ozark National Forest, and it's just a stone's throw from Pam’s Grotto Waterfall Trail - which means you get TWO waterfall hikes in just one afternoon. This is a great day trip for next spring, when the winter snow starts to melt and the state waterways gush forth in spades.
12. Just driving through? This Virginia drive has the
most beautiful fall foliage!
We've created one of the best road trips through Virginia, maybe because it shows off all of the prettiest natural settings and vistas of the state...? We may be a bit partial, but Virginia is stunning this time of year and you won't want to wait until spring to take the drive.
11. And this
North Carolina fall foliage road trip is perfect for autumn.
Orrrr you can head on over to North Carolina! The Tar Heel State shares the Great Smoky Mountain National Park with Tennessee, so you're bound to fall in love with the view no matter where you end up.
This Virginia restaurant is a fabulous destination eatery.
Washington is located in Rappahannock County (say THAT twelve times fast), and is home to the Inn at Little Washington. This 5-star restaurant has been recognized by publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Travel & Leisure for its delicious meals and deep-rooted history.
9. You may want to hit up these
beautiful Georgia foodie towns before they get TOO popular.
Whether you're looking to head on out to Georgia this month or next, our list of sweet foodie towns is great for those of you who travel by the tug of your tastebuds. Head on out to Blairsville or Wrens, eat up in Helen or try to hit all 11!
8. Some of the
best pizza in the US can be found in Arkansas.
Tennessee is a great place for pizza, but if you're ever in Jonesboro, Arkansas you HAVE to stop at Eleanor's Pizzeria. Although the space only opened for business this past April, it's taken the entire state by storm with its homemade dough and locally sourced ingredients. Except for their tomatoes, of course - those are imported from Italy.
Aldridge Gardens in Alabama is a MUST for your bucket list.
Aldridge Gardens has become one of the most popular attractions in the state, known as a historic and beautiful botanical garden that boasts the Snowflake Hydrangea.
6. Have you been to
these North Carolina scenic overlooks?
We found the best of the best, each and every one, great for iPhones and cameras and a couple of point and shoots, if that's what floats your boat.
5. Did you know that this North Carolina park allows you to
watch wild horses in their natural habitat?
Shackelford Banks is a little far from Tennessee, but getting to see these beautiful creatures right where they feel at home is a magnificent experience.
4. We can't get over the VIEW at
this Georgia park.
Amicalola Falls is known for its beauty, but d'you know how to spend a gorgeous day in the park? We've put together twelve ways to explore or relax in the heart of Georgia, and you'll be OH so glad you went.
3. Shh...Alabama likes to keep
these beautiful spots to themselves.
Ah. Sorry, Alabama - but these outdoor attractions are simply too gorgeous to keep secret. Click through and find your next favorite adventure in the Yellowhammer State.
This Kentucky bed and breakfast has a pretty neat connection to Hollywood - and you can visit!
If you're a fan of "The Walking Dead," you don't want to miss a night at this beautiful Kentucky bed and breakfast. It sends you straight through to Hollywood...
1. Or you can head to
Jacobsen Park in Kentucky - it's so, so beautiful.
One look at that sunset and we're sold. Is anyone else headed to Kentucky? Located just east of Louisville, you can make it a whole weekend trip.
We have some pretty amazing neighbors, don’t we? Leave your favorite out-of-state experiences in the comments below!