Friday, June 29, 2018

Knoxville Weekend Travel Guide

Outfit: SheIn Romper 

I am so excited to be bringing you all my Knoxville Weekend Travel Guide! Lately I've been receiving   a lot of questions about where to eat and fun things to do around Knoxville, so I've put together your ULTIMATE guide to doing a Knox weekend right.

Where To Eat

One of my favorite food spots in Knoxville is Market Square, especially on the weekends. Just about every restaurant in Market Square serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The Oliver Royale and Cafe 4 both have delicious brunch and amazing drinks! Cafe 4 has mimosa pitchers so grab the girls (or just you, no judging here), and go start your weekend off on the right foot.

If you're looking for a healthier option, First Watch is a great place to go! I love their avocado toast and fresh juice. I would also recommend downloading their app so you can put your name on it waiting list ahead of time.

Coffee Break:
If you need a little pick-me-up, Knoxville has a couple great coffee shops. Remedy and K-Brew are two of my favorite places to go. The atmosphere at both places are great and the drinks are amazing! Wildlove Bakehouse is also a great place to go if you want a delicious snack to go along with your latte.

My top favorite lunch places in Knoxville are The Plaid Apron, Sunspot, Central Filling Station and Frussies Deli. I love all of these places because they have great lunch options! I usually want a good sandwich or cafe-type menu when picking a place to have lunch and all of these places are just that! If you want something a little lighter, the Java Juice Box is also another favorite of mine! They have amazing smoothies and acai bowls.

Market Square is a great place to go for dinner. There are so many different restaurants with great atmospheres and outdoor seating. Go to Stock and Barrel for delicious burgers and milkshakes or if you're looking for a place that has a little bit of everything, head on over to Gay Street for Downtown Grill and Brewery. Most people rave about Babalu's tacos in Knoxville, but I prefer SoKno Tacos located in South Knoxville. It's a lot cheaper and better quality IMO!

What To Do 

For the beer enthusiast:
Sign up for Knoxville Brew Tour! It's a great way to try out some of  Knoxville's best breweries and beer gardens, and after the tour is done you can go back to your favorite brewery! 

For the nature lover: 
Ijams Nature Center is a great place to go if you're looking to take in Knoxville's beauty. There are hiking and biking trials, as well as a quarry to swim and kayak in. Or if you're looking for a little day trip, The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is not too far away! There are amazing trails for hikers of all ages. 

For the foodie: 
During the warmer months, Market Square Farmer's Market is fun place to spend your Saturday mornings. 


Knoxville has a lot of fun unique places for those looking to have a fun Saturday night. One of my favorite things to do is start my night at Balter Beerworks with a good dinner and a couple of their craft beers. Once you're done with dinner and drinks, here's a couple fun options -->

Pour is one of the coolest places in Knoxville for grabbing a beer or wine. It's just a walk down the street from Balter Beerworks and right outside of Knoxville's Old City. Pour is a self-serve bar with a cool vibe and endless amounts of outdoor seating. Just walk in, buy and wrist band and get to pouring! 

Peter Kern Library 
If you're willing to spend a little on a craft cocktail, then the Peter Kern Library is a must-go. It's part of the Oliver Hotel and is set up like a speakeasy with a red light outside and everything. It's also pretty small inside so there might be a wait but oh is it worth it! I love their drinks, especially the Holly Golightly. Head to the alleyway behind Tupelo Honey and the Oliver Hotel and look for the red light. You won't be disappointed! 

Best in Bars 
Some of my top bars in Knoxville are Suttrees High Gravity Tavern, Barley's and Scruffy City Hall. All of these bars have a good drink selection and fun atmospheres! They are all within walking distance of one another, so definitely check them all out if you can. 

And that's that! Your ultimate Knoxville, TN weekend guide. Let me know if you're visiting or have tried out any of these places! If there's a place I left out that you think I should try, let me know. I'm always looking for hidden gems in my community. 


*Outfit Details*
I know this post is about Knoxville, but I wanted to talk about my romper in these pictures! It's from  and is a great summer romper! I have a lot of trouble finding rompers that I absolutely love, but this $19 romper makes the cut! It's perfect for a warm summer day or a night out with ya mans ;)

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