Girls Day Out in Downtown Knoxville
Planning a bachelorette party or a girls weekend? Downtown Knoxville has wine bars, cute brunch spots, and relaxing activities that will make your trip with the ladies one to remember forever.
Start your day shopping at local gift stores and retailers; we promise you'll run across something you can't live without. Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes is a cute boutique voted Knoxville's favorite last year. You'll find a little bit of everything here, from flirty clothing and trendy accessories to luggage, journals, and home decor. It's basically like Anthropologie. But local. And way better. For quirky souvenirs and gifts for friends and family, head over to Rala. Everywhere you look, you'll coo, chuckle, and squeal over just how unique the store is. If you have more time before brunch, visit Nothing Too Fancy for a super comfy Dolly Parton t-shirt!
After shopping, meet the ladies for a delicious brunch at OliBea, a beautiful, pastel, light-filled restaurant in the Old City. Named after owner-chef Jeff DeAlejandro’s two oldest children Oliver and Beatrice, this farm-to-table restaurant is bold in its approach to breakfast, brunch, and lunch. If you and the ladies are foodies, you have to start with a Bloody Mary and breakfast burrito here!
After satiating your taste buds with a delicious brunch, spend the rest of the day relaxing at spas and salons. You’ll have no other option than to leave your stress at the door when you enter Wake Foot Sanctuary, Wild Lavender Spa, and The Nail Room. At Wake Foot, enjoy conversation with your girlfriends as your feet melt into the handmade foot soaks of soaps, pure oils, and salts. After enjoying a long soak, shop handmade jewelry, natural hand-poured candles, and sensuous body care products in their shop. Next, visit Wild Lavender Spa for a 60-minute Savor Beauty Facial, which rejuvenates your skin with serums and creams, and also includes a face, scalp, and arm massage. Shop their apothecary for coveted and exclusive plant-powered products. End your spa day at the Nail Room for a fancy medi/pedi and enjoy a complimentary margarita, sangria, or glass of wine.
Reserve a table for dinner at Cru Bistro & Wine Bar, Knoxville’s first small-plate and wine bar. You can order a variety of tasty tapas for the whole table to enjoy and select a number of wines to try by the glass, flight, or bottle. The ever-changing menu of fresh plates offers something for any palette.
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End the night poolside on the top of one of the tallest buildings downtown, Radius Rooftop Lounge at Embassy Suites. This indoor/outdoor lounge has sweeping views of downtown buildings, the Sunsphere, and the Great Smoky Mountains. They serve up delicious craft cocktails that are just as tasty as they are beautiful.
A day out or weekend away with your best girl friends is the closest thing to therapy! Refresh your spirit with these activities and restaurants in the heart of Downtown Knoxville.