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Thanksgiving in Tennessee: Top Destinations

Plan Your Ideal Tennessee Thanksgiving Vacation

As fall gives way to winter, Tennessee welcomes the holiday season and visitors and residents can participate in special events and local traditions. The Volunteer State, a great destination for Thanksgiving weekends, promises an unforgettable getaway – Thanksgiving Brussels sprouts included.

Thanksgiving in Tennessee: Top Accommodations

House Katie Hill Neighborhood
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Katie Hill Neighborhood, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $108
TrueAvenue, LLC
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House Katie Hill Neighborhood
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Katie Hill Neighborhood, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $110
TrueAvenue, LLC
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House Barclay Drive
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Barclay Drive, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $147
TrueAvenue, LLC
4.5
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House Five Points
House ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Five Points, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $133
TrueAvenue, LLC
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House Shelby Hills
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Shelby Hills, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $148
TrueAvenue, LLC
5.0
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House Barclay Drive
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Barclay Drive, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $144
TrueAvenue, LLC
4.8
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House East End
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
East End, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $151
TrueAvenue, LLC
4.7
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House Bellevue
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Bellevue, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $201
TrueAvenue, LLC
3.7
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House Jones/Buena Vista
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Jones/Buena Vista, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $178
TrueAvenue, LLC
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The Best Thanksgiving Getaways for Families in Tennessee

Thanksgiving is a holiday for family, and Tennessee offers several destinations where you can spend meaningful time with your loved ones. The state's communities each have their own unique Thanksgiving traditions.

  • 1. Gatlinburg

    Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park's numerous hiking trails and wildlife. Take the aerial tramway from downtown to Ober Gatlinburg, where ice skating, ski trails, and snow tubing await. Thanksgiving is also when Gatlinburg celebrates its annual Winter Magic Festival. Kids will love riding the festive Trolley Ride of Lights as it meanders through traditional Christmas scenes and depictions of foxes, bears, and deer.

  • 2. Nashville

    Thanksgiving is the perfect time to teach children how to appreciate the things they have in life by helping those less privileged. Join the annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet by Nashville Rescue Mission and help prepare and serve meals to thousands of homeless people. Afterward, head out for a Thanksgiving hike around the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

  • 3. Memphis

    Listen to blues, chow down on barbecue, and spend time exploring the National Civil Rights Museum. Take your kids to visit Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home. Be sure to participate in the Winterfest Weekend at Graceland, which features a tree lighting ceremony, arts-and-craft stalls, and food vendors selling lip-smacking fare. Visit the Orpheum Theatre to revel in Thanksgiving performances.

Best Places to Stay for Thanksgiving in Tennessee

House Green Hills
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Green Hills, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $196
TrueAvenue, LLC
4.7
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House Green Hills
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Green Hills, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $140
RedAwning
4.7
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House Barclay Drive
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Barclay Drive, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $129
TrueAvenue, LLC
5.0
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The Best Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Destinations in Tennessee

Make use of Black Friday deals to complete your Christmas shopping while you enjoy your Tennessee Thanksgiving getaway. There are many shopping destinations in the Volunteer State offering Thanksgiving weekend retail therapy. Get unbelievable bargains on early festive season gifts for family and friends.

  • 1. Pigeon Forge

    Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the quaint town of Pigeon Forge has a number of places where you can finish your shopping for the festive season. Head out to the Island, which has over 60 high-quality retail shops selling jewelry, souvenirs, artwork, handbags, accessories, and more.

  • 2. Sevierville

    Visit the Tanger Outlet while spending your Thanksgiving weekend in Gatlinburg, where you can shop till you drop and benefit from immense savings. Buy apparel, jewelry, footwear, makeup, candles, and perfume. The shopping mall is renowned for its numerous specialty stores.

  • 3. Knoxville

    Avail amazing Black Friday deals in Knoxville. East Towne Mall, formerly known as Knoxville Center Mall, has an array of brand stores where you can pick up amazing bargains on clothes, footwear, lingerie, jewelry, and more. There is also West Town Mall with over 150 stores, of which 40 are exclusive to Knoxville.

Recommended Accommodations for Thanksgiving in Tennessee

Condo Watkins Park
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Watkins Park, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $152
RedAwning
5.0
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House Inglewood
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Inglewood, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $172
RedAwning
5.0
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Condo Edgehill
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Edgehill, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $199
RedAwning
5.0
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The Most Relaxing Thanksgiving Weekend Getaways in Tennessee

If you're looking to escape the humdrum of Thanksgiving, Tennessee has some unique destinations where you can let down your hair, relax and recharge your batteries, ready to take on the rigors of everyday life. Explore waterfalls, see the small-town side of this fascinating part of the country commune with nature.

  • 1. Chattanooga

    Escape from the hustle and bustle to Chattanooga. Adults and kids will love the antique carousel ride at Coolidge Park. Stroll across the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge and finish your weekend with a riverboat cruise. Be sure to visit Lookout Mountain or descend 1,120 feet in an elevator to check out spectacular Ruby Falls, an underground waterfall.

  • 2. Bristol

    Bristol is popular for being the birthplace of country music. Tour the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and check out the equipment and memorabilia that were used in the 1920s to record music. Spend some time exploring the Appalachian and Bristol Caverns, or take relaxing walks through Steele Creek Park, where you can ride a train or picnic.

  • 3. Franklin

    Visit the small town of Franklin, south of Nashville, to get close to nature. Explore the area's antebellum homes and plantations, some of which offer guided tours and explain daily life in the early 1800s. Also, a tour of the Carter House and a leisurely stroll around downtown Franklin's 16 blocks can be fascinating and enlightening.

Top Offers for Thanksgiving in Tennessee

Condo Watkins Park
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Watkins Park, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $131
RedAwning
4.4
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House East Hill
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
East Hill, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $238
TrueAvenue, LLC
4.7
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House Historic Edgefield
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Historic Edgefield, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
from $214
RedAwning
5.0
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