Trip to Knoxville
Top 5 things to do on a Knoxville trip
- Visit Zoo Knoxville
- Ride the Sunsphere
- See the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
- Talk a walk through Market Square
- Check out the Ijams Nature Center
If you’ve never been to Knoxville, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.
Offering historic neighborhoods, outdoorsy excursions, and museums, there is plenty to explore in Knoxville.
In addition, numerous tours can help you navigate Knoxville and there are plenty of attractions, such as Zoo Knoxville or the Sunsphere for panoramic views of the city.
Throughout Knoxville you’ll be able to marvel at its historic architecture, shop and dine downtown, visit museums, and much more.
We’ll try to help simplify your Knoxville trip by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in Knoxville
Our bus to Knoxville takes you to the Knoxville Transfer Center.
Learn more about our most popular routes to Knoxville.
Upon your arrival, getting around on your Knoxville trip will be a breeze. Besides downtown being easily walk-able, there are many transportation options.
Take advantage of Knoxville's public transportation via the Knoxville Area Transit, or KAT.
In addition, the Knoxville Trolley Lines are free and serve downtown and the University.
Alternatively, taxis and Ubers are readily available as well.
Best places to stay in Knoxville
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. Knoxville is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making a Knoxville trip accessible for any traveler.
The most lavish hotels in Knoxville would be the Crowne Plaza Knoxville or Residence Inn, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.
Alternatively, many hotels such as Holiday Inn, Red Roof Inn, or Airbnb’s are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to Knoxville.
Nightlife in Knoxville
Knoxville’s nightlife is constantly growing and so especially lively, you’ll find it may be hard to stay in one place.
If you’re looking for a Knoxville local bar, make sure to visit the Preservation Pub for a great environment.
To catch a game and get an order of wings and a beer, check out Skybox Sports Bar and Grill.
For live music, make sure to check out the Mill and Mine for an outstanding venue to round out your Knoxville trip.
Where to shop on your Knoxville trip
Whether you’re seeking retail therapy or the perfect souvenir, downtown Knoxville will be sure to meet your needs.
There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of Knoxville.
You'll find malls such as West Town Mall and the Knoxville Center offering upscale and retail shops.
In addition, you'll find plenty of urban shopping and restaurants downtown, and in Knoxville's Market Square.
You can find local and eclectic shopping in the Old City with boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants.
Best free things to do in Knoxville
- World's Fair Park
- Ijams Nature Center
- University of Tennessee Gardens
- Art Market Gallery
- Knoxville Museum of Art
Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their Knoxville trip.
Home to many lakes and parks, the outdoor attractions are of no cost to you.
Tour Knoxville's famous World's Fair Park, visit the Knoxville Museum of Art, or traverse the Ijams Nature Center.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to Knoxville by walking downtown and Market Square, where it often will be buzzing with activity.
Benefits of taking a bus trip to Knoxville
- free Wi-Fi and personal power outlets
- free onboard entertainment with Megabus RIDE
- reserved seating
- fares starting at just $1*
When booking a Knoxville trip, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to Knoxville, with fares as low as $1*.
With the money you save on bus tickets to Knoxville, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming Knoxville trip.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your Knoxville trip.
This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of Knoxville.
On your Knoxville trip, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, reclining seats, free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment subject to availability.
So if you’re planning on taking a Knoxville trip, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.