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Insider's Guide to Downtown

Experience the best Downtown Knoxville has to offer by exploring our Insider's Guide. Whether you're in Knoxville for a day, a weekend, or a lifetime, dive into our helpful itineraries, top restaurants to eat and hang, and so much more.

See Downtown Knoxville like never before!

All Food & Drink Shop Outdoor Itineraries Takeout Around Town Property Development Work Just for Fun

Top 10 Reasons to Live in Downtown Knoxville

Beautiful architecture, convenience, happy hour. This is what it's like to live Downtown.

Find Your Favorite Downtown Knoxville Coffee Shop

Morning coffee, quick meetings, and 3 o'clock pick-me-ups – Downtown offers lots of local coffee shops.

Takeout | Comfort Food in Downtown Knoxville

Order up takeout that warms the soul from your favorite Downtown Knoxville restaurants!

Reflecting on 2021 | Downtown Knoxville

Downtown Knoxville looks back at all the businesses that opened in 2021.

8 Ultimate Comfort Food Dishes | Downtown Knoxville

We’ve created a guide to some of the best soul foods in Downtown Knoxville.

Always the Best Show in Town | Downtown Knoxville

Downtown Knoxville is 🔥 – see what makes this downtown unlike any other.

15 Things: A Local’s Weekend Guide to Downtown Knoxville

The can't-miss foods and activities for a weekend in Downtown Knoxville!

International Culinary Tour of Downtown Knoxville

Send your taste buds on an adventure!

Downtown Knoxville's Business Owners

Meet the friendly faces behind Downtown Knoxville's local shops!

Best Burgers in Downtown Knoxville

We've rounded up a smorgasbord of consistently delightful, never-disappointing burgers in Downtown Knoxville. Try them all!

Make it a Holly Jolly Holiday | Downtown Knoxville

Holiday magic is swirling through Downtown Knoxville!

10 Above Average Stocking Stuffers | Downtown Knoxville

Round out your holiday shopping with these perfect stocking stuffers!

The Peppermint Trail | Downtown Knoxville

Download your peppermint pass and get lost in holiday flavors!

Find Your Inspiration | Downtown Knoxville

Need a break from the workday? Whatever inspires you, you'll find it Downtown.

Best Downtown Knoxville Gift Shops for the Holidays

Shop local in Downtown Knoxville

Top 10 Insta-Worthy Spots in Downtown Knoxville

Elevate your Instagram game with these photogenic spots.

Grab a Quick Downtown Knoxville Lunch

Downtown has quick (and delicious) lunch options with convenient counter service and grab-n-go coolers.

Elf on the Shelf Adventure | Downtown Knoxville

Can you find Santa's Scout Elves throughout Downtown Knoxville?

Holiday Cards to Remember | Downtown Knoxville

Your Holiday Cards will stand out with a Downtown Knoxville background.

Come See Downtown Knoxville's Fall Mural

This seasonal mural radiates Fall beauty.

Fall For Downtown Knoxville

Autumn is here! See what's happening Downtown.

We're Here for the Shopping | Downtown Knoxville

These local retailers are just adorable!

10 Beer Spots in Downtown Knoxville

Map your taproom tour through Downtown.

Don’t Miss a Single Wicked Downtown Knoxville Moment

Make some plans to hang out in Downtown Knoxville—even the whole Halloween weekend.

Discover Some Devilish Delights in Downtown Knoxville

Downtown offers a treasure trove of Halloween treats and specials.

Be a Little Wicked in Downtown Knoxville 🧟‍♀️

Downtown Knoxville will be wicked cool this Halloween!

We're Here for the Architecture | Downtown Knoxville

Look closely. You'll see that Downtown's buildings have many interesting stories to tell.

We're Here for the Burgers | Downtown Knoxville

Juicy, tasty, and overflowing with toppings. Meet Downtown Knoxville's best burgers.

Pumpkin Perfection in Downtown Knoxville

Downtown has committed to Fall and ALL things pumpkin!

Downtown Knoxville's Best Patios

Outdoor dining that's a real treat! Get familiar with these 60+ patios.

We're Here for Patios & Rooftops | Downtown Knoxville

A gallery of Downtown Knox's outdoor dining + rooftops.

Find Some Extra Time | Downtown Knoxville

Checking off your personal to-do list is easy & convenient when you work Downtown!

We're Here for the Chicken | Downtown Knoxville

Fried, grilled, hot, bone-in, in between buns: anyway you like your chicken, Downtown Knoxville's got it.

Free Parking in Downtown Knoxville

New free 15-minutes spots!

Summer Salads in Downtown Knoxville

Lunchtime sparkles with these fresh veggies!

Downtown Marriott | Downtown Knoxville

Rebuilt from the inside out, the new Marriott is a state-of-the-art hotel campus with 300 rooms plus a 12,000-square-foot gathering area designed to cater to the city’s creative community.

Girls Day Out in Downtown Knoxville

Call the ladies, and get downtown pronto!

Your Guide to Summer in Downtown Knoxville

There are things to do for families, couples, and friends. Come to Downtown Knoxville to celebrate the warm weather!

Your Kid-Friendly Guide to Downtown Knoxville: A One-Day Itinerary

Bring smiles all around with a fun day of activities in Downtown Knoxville.

We're Here for the Outdoor Art & Parks | Downtown Knoxville

Colorful murals and green spaces are around every corner!

Kress Building | Downtown Knoxville

The Kress Building, a landmark on Gay Street since the early 1900s, is finding new life as a multi-purpose development.

Trending Coffees This Summer | Downtown Knoxville

The warm weather has us craving iced coffee and other yummy beverages!

Trending Cocktails This Spring & Summer | Downtown Knoxville

Some are refreshing, some bright, others a little naughty, but all are nice. Try these trendy cocktails!

What Downtown Knoxville Summer Hang Out Spot Are You?

This personality quiz will tell you where we think you should hang out downtown in the summer!

Proposals & Weddings in Downtown Knoxville

Fall in love with these sweet proposals and weddings in Downtown Knoxville!

Your Downtown Knoxville Adventure Guide: A One-Day Itinerary

Looking for an adventure that mixes city life and the great outdoors in Downtown Knoxville? Look no further!

Fireflies Light Up Market Square in Downtown Knoxville

Celebrate warmer weather and longer days with Firefly Nights.

2021 Spring Guide to Enjoy Downtown Knoxville

This Spring is all about new beginnings. Get lost in our bright city!

Swing Into Spring Shopping | Downtown Knoxville

Downtown retailers are making way for new clothes and merchandise.

We're Here for the Cocktails | Downtown Knoxville

Craft cocktails that are even more delicious than beautiful.

We're Here for the Brunch | Downtown Knoxville

Because nothing says "weekend" better than brunch.

Love Letters to Knoxville

Here's a peek into what you love most about the people, places, and things of our city.

State Supreme Court Site | Downtown Knoxville

The 1950s-era Supreme Court building, adjacent office tower and parking lot bring new life to an entire city block as flexible-term apartments and an eight-story multifamily development.

We're Here for the Chocolate | Downtown Knoxville

Get lost in Downtown's decadent chocolate desserts and treats.

Valentine's Day Like Never Before | Downtown Knoxville

Celebrate love in the 💓 of Knoxville. #LoveDowntownKnox

Give Love for Love's Sake.

Say "I love you" in more ways than one. Give a special local gift from a special local business.

Valentine's Dining & Takeout

Celebrate Valentine's in the weeks ahead of the big day!

Smile for Valentine's Photo Ops in Downtown Knoxville

Downtown has outdoor experiences you're going to love.

Color Your Heart Out!

Download these Downtown Knox coloring pages created just for you for the month of LOVE!

Give Your Hometown a Hug

Share what you love most about the people, places, and things of Knoxville.

Takeout | Date Night Spots in Downtown Knoxville

Who said a memorable night HAS to be out on the town?

Stockyard Lofts | Downtown Knoxville

The six-story apartment building transforms a two-acre site that previously served as parking lots and adds hundreds of additional residents to the Old City.

Takeout | Lunch Break in Downtown Knoxville

Order up a quick bite for lunch!

Takeout in Downtown Knoxville | Surprise Me!

Ready to try something new? Click here for takeout ideas in Downtown Knoxville.

Takeout in Downtown Knoxville | Family Time

Feed your family with an easy-to-order takeout dinner.

Girls' Night In | Downtown Knoxville

Squad up around some of these delectable Downtown Knox treats!

Takeout | Healthy Eating in Downtown Knoxville

Beautiful farm-to-table options, mindfully-made snacks, and nourishing meals.

Reflecting on 2020 | Downtown Knoxville

2020 wasn't all bad. Downtown Knoxville had some great, new beginnings!

A Magical Downtown Knoxville Holiday

Take a tour of Downtown Knoxville's holiday lights, awe-inspiring storefronts, and family adventures!

Things to Do This Holiday | Downtown Knoxville

Make it a Downtown Knoxville Christmas!

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday 2020

Check out the deals in Downtown Knoxville!

Love of Local: Gift Ideas Not to Miss

Locally-themed gifts that will bring a thoughtful touch to your Holiday gift-giving.

Corporate Gift Guide: Items for Clients & Employees

Holiday business gifts that break the cookie-cutter mold AND support local!

Downtown Knoxville's Top Gift Picks for Mom

Make Mom feel extra special this Holiday with thoughtful gifts, made with love.

Gift Guide for Your Gals | Downtown Knoxville

Shopping for a lady in your life? You've come to the right place!

Gift Guide for Your Guys | Downtown Knoxville

Shopping for a guy in your life? Check out these unique ideas!

Minimalist Gift Giving | Downtown Knoxville

Sometimes the best gifts aren't things at all, but experiences!

Take the Quiz! Where Should You Shop for Holiday Gifts?

Take the guessing out of gift-giving in 2020. This quiz will tell you where to shop for your loved ones - based on THEIR likes!

The Overlook | Downtown Knoxville

A true infill urban residence, the 10-unit condominium building creates a “vertical neighborhood” with flexible design and both indoor and outdoor living space.

10 Things to Spice Up Your Fall in Downtown Knoxville

Fall 2020 will be different than most. And we’ve rounded up fun things to do!

Apple Honey Muffins from Tomato Head

The owner of Tomato Head, and their bakery, Flour Head Bakery, shares an insider recipe!

New Ways to Game Day in Downtown Knoxville

Keeping Big Orange traditions alive in the heart of Downtown Knoxville.

The Old City is Celebrating in Downtown Knoxville

It's booming in the Old City with an array of new businesses. Explore them here!

A Dog's Day Out in Downtown Knoxville (From Fido's Perspective)

How one special good boy feels about a day out in Downtown Knoxville.

125 E Jackson Ave | Downtown Knoxville

The 1930s building is being reintroduced to Downtown Knoxville, complete with structural renovations and a total of 18,000 square feet of restaurant and office space.

Tasty To-Go Cocktails & Kits

Not ready for public spaces? Spice up staying home with signature cocktails.

Thanks For Doing Your Part

Our businesses stay open because of you, so thank you.

Safely Enjoy Summer 2020 in Downtown Knoxville

It's not the usual festival or large gathering, but we've rounded up some things even more special.

Cal Johnson Building | Downtown Knoxville

With ground-floor commercial space and eight apartments, the State Street project is one of many renovations undertaken to safeguard downtown’s history and character.

What Downtown Knoxville Insta-Worthy Spot Are You?

Take this quiz to find out which downtown Instagram-worthy spot matches you best!

What Downtown Knoxville Music Venue Are You?

Take this personality quiz to find out what music venue you are!

5 Reasons Takeout is Better Than Eating Out

Easy pick-up, easy clean up & delicious food!

5 Green Parks to Explore in Downtown Knoxville

The best of both worlds is waiting in Downtown Knoxville!

What Downtown Knoxville Dessert Are You?

Bite into this personality quiz, and we'll tell you what downtown dessert to order!

What Downtown Knoxville Cocktail Are You?

Take this quiz, and we'll tell you what downtown cocktail your personality matches!

City House | Downtown Knoxville

Seven luxury town homes provide amenities including two-car garages, elevators, and rooftop decks within easy walking distance of Market Square and the Old City.

Embassy Suites by Hilton | Downtown Knoxville

The 13-story Gay Street property, once headquarters to a national bank, is now an upscale hotel well suited for leisure, corporate and group stays.