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Tennessee Trip Guide – Summer Travel Inspiration

Enjoy a day outdoors, visit Tennessee's locally owned restaurants, bakeries, wineries and more and enjoy a summer music festival.

Kick off summer the right way in Tennessee. Reconnect with nature with a fishing trip, a day on the lake or leisure walk in a state park. Take your own culinary tour of Tennessee's restaurants that serve delicious dishes with a side of world-class hospitality. Enhance your summer with one of the music festivals or concerts happening across the state; then, dive deep into the state's rich music history. Get more summer travel inspiration below.

Take in Tennessee's Scenery

If you prefer sitting by a quiet lake while outside, Tennessee has the places for you to have a little quiet time in nature. Check out the following articles on ways to enjoy the great outdoors at your own pace.

10 Stargazing & Camping Destinations in Tennessee
Fly Fishing Hot Spots in East Tennessee
The Ultimate Dog-Friendly Guide to Tennessee
These Tennessee Water Destinations Are Fun for the Whole Family
Enjoy These City Parks in Tennessee
Places to Take Dad in Tennessee
Take a Walk Among Tennessee's Wildflowers and Botanical Gardens
Plan a Lakeside Vacation Near Nashville at Cordell Hull Lake
Morristown, Tennessee: A Natural Beauty

Places to Eat in Tennessee

Savor Tennessee's food on patios, in upscale restaurants and small towns.
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Farm fresh and local ingredients are abundant in Tennessee during the summer. Savor the flavors of Appalachian and Southern dishes at some of the state's beloved restaurants, hole-in-the-wall eateries and locally owned staples in small towns and bustling cities. Browse the articles below and follow your culinary cravings to Tennessee.

Must-Visit Food Stops in Tennessee
Spend Time on These Tennessee Patios and Rooftops
6 Must-try Tennessee Brunch Spots
12 Donut Shops You Have to Visit in Tennessee
6 Made in Tennessee Bucket List Barbecue Spots
Your Guide to Some of Tennessee's Wineries & Vineyards
8 Speakeasies and Hidden Bars in Tennessee You Should Visit
Your Guide to Vegan Stops in Tennessee
Celebrate National S'mores Day Every Day with Tennessee Treats

Music is Tennessee's lifeblood with creative songwriters coming from across the world to sing their songs on stages, porches and street corners. In the summer, outdoor music festivals are plentiful and sunset concerts can be found in historic downtowns, city parks and more. Check out these articles to see where to get your feet tapping in Tennessee.

Add These Tennessee Music Festivals to Your Calendar
Feel the Music Now Playing in Tennessee
Explore Tennessee’s Seven Music Genres
10 Tennessee Music Venues to Add To Your Concert Bucket List
Theaters and Performing Arts Centers in Tennessee
Take a Music Journey Through Tennessee
Discovering Tennessee’s Small Town Music Sites
Tennessee Music History Destinations
West Tennessee's Must-Visit Music Venues