Scenic beauty, outdoor adventures, Southern hospitality and a rich heritage of music and arts make Tennessee the place to be. TNVacation.com is the official travel planning website for the State of Tennessee’s Department of Tourist Development. Let us help you plan your trip.
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Tourism Information
(615) 741-2159
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT
tourdev@tn.gov

State of Tennessee's Department of Tourist Development
Wm. Snodgrass/Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
tn.gov/tourdev/

Media
Journalists who need information about Tennessee travel should visit here for news, images and other media services. 

Executive Directory
Susan Whitaker
Commissioner
Susan.Whitaker@tn.gov
(615) 741-9001 

Laura Crawford
Executive Assistant to the Commissioner
Laura.Crawford@tn.gov
(615) 741-9016 

John Carr
Assistant Commissioner of Administration
John.carr@tn.gov
(615) 741-9023 

Paula Hankins
Assistant Commissioner of Marketing
Paula.M.Hankins@tn.gov
(615) 532-7853 

Pete Rosenboro
Assistant Commissioner of Welcome Centers

(615) 741-9035

Lee Curtis
Legislative Liaison
Lee.Curtis@tn.gov
(615) 741-9045

Cindy Dupree
Public Information Officer
Cindy.Dupree@tn.gov
(615) 741-9010

Vacation Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I found out what handicap services are available in the area I plan to visit?

Contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau in the area you plan to visit for information on handicap accessibility. If you are concerned about accessibility at a particular attraciton, you may also want to make a call or check the website of an attraction to be sure about specifics.

Q. What can I expect the weather to be like in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, we are quite lucky to experience four gorgeous seasons, with the weather varying significantly from one season to the next. Key factors are the region and elevation of the area you are visiting. Spring and summer are refreshing times to spend time outdoors. We have lots of opportunities for water sports, fishing, hiking, climbing, biking, golfing, horseback riding and more extreme adventures. Our mild fall weather is an invitation to stay outdoors and enjoy the colorful leaves and sunny days. Our winters are generally mild, but we do get snow and ice occasionally. You just might want to try snowboarding and skiiing in our East Tennessee mountains.

 

For more information about the weather in a particular area, contact the Convention and Visitor Bureau in that region. Here is a quick link to a list of CVBs: http://www.tnvacation.com/listing/cvbs/.

Q. Where can I find out more about travel and transportation options?

Browse the Road Tools section of www.tnvacation.com at http://www.tnvacation.com/road/. For a list of major airports, go to http://www.tnvacation.com/road/airports/. Our Sustainable Travel section includes a Travel Resources section, http://www.tnvacation.com/green/resources/, and a Visitor Resources section with maps, links, biofuel locations and transportation options.

 

You can also check with the Tennessee Department of Transportation at http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/tdotsmartway/ to find out about road closures, construction, detours and more. Sign up for Twitter updates to stay on top of road changes.

Q. Where can I find out more about Tennessee for school projects?

Tnvacation.com is a great place to start exploring the beauty, history and variety of Tennessee. Browse through the themed sections of our site, such as History & Heritage, Nature & Outdoors, and Music & Arts. You may also want to explore the three distinct regions of Tennessee in our Explore our Regions section at the top of the main page.

 

Since Tennessee is famous for its natural beauty, you may want to take a look at our terrific parks and natural areas: http://www.tnvacation.com/nature-outdoors/parks/. You will learn plenty about the geographical and historic features of our state, as well as the great diversity of plants and animals found here.


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