Insider's Guide to Downtown
You can experience the best of what downtown has to offer by exploring our Insider's Guide to Downtown Knoxville. Whether you're here for a day, a weekend, or a lifetime, dive into our helpful itineraries, fun personality quizzes, top spots to eat and hang, and so much more.
Experience downtown like never before!
Fireflies Light Up Market Square
Celebrate warmer weather and longer days with Firefly Nights.
Spring Coffees You're Going to Love
Spring has sprung. We're ready for iced coffee and other yummy refreshments!
We're Here for the Chicken
Fried, grilled, hot, bone-in, in between buns: anyway you like your chicken, Downtown Knoxville's got it.
Spring Cocktails Not to Miss
Some are refreshing, some bright, others a little naughty, but all are nice. Try these spring cocktails!
2021 Spring Guide to Enjoy Downtown
This Spring is all about new beginnings. Get lost in our bright city!
Swing Into Spring Shopping
Downtown retailers are making way for new clothes and merchandise.
We're Here for Patios & Rooftops
Spring Must-Do's: Patio dining on Market Square and cocktail sipping on rooftops!
We're Here for the Burgers
Juicy, tasty, and overflowing with toppings. Meet Downtown Knoxville's best burgers.
We're Here for the Cocktails
Craft cocktails that are even more delicious than beautiful.
We're Here for the Shopping
These local retailers are just adorable!
We're Here for the Brunch
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.
Valentine's Day Like Never Before
Celebrate love in the 💓 of Knoxville. #LoveDowntownKnox
We're Here for the Chocolate
Get lost in Downtown's decadent chocolate desserts and treats.
Proposals & Weddings in Downtown Knox
Fall in love with these sweet proposals and weddings in Downtown Knoxville!
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!
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
Who said a memorable night HAS to be out on the town?
Takeout | Lunch Break
Order up a quick bite for lunch!
Takeout | Surprise Me!
Ready to try something new? Click here for takeout ideas.
Takeout | Family Time
Feed your family with an easy-to-order takeout dinner.
Takeout | Comfort Food
Order up takeout that warms the soul!
Takeout | Girls' Night In
Squad up safely around some of these delectable Downtown treats!
Takeout | Healthy Eating
Beautiful farm-to-table options, mindfully-made snacks, and nourishing meals.
Reflecting on 2020!
2020 wasn't all bad. Downtown Knoxville had some great, new beginnings!
A Magical Downtown Holiday
Take a tour of Downtown Knoxville's holiday lights, awe-inspiring storefronts, and family adventures!
12 Above Average Stocking Stuffers
Round out your holiday shopping with these perfect stocking stuffers!
Things to Do This Holiday
Make it a Downtown Knoxville Christmas!
The Elf on the Shelf® Adventure
Can you find Santa's Scout Elves throughout Downtown Knoxville?
The Peppermint Trail
Get lost in flavors of peppermint, gingerbread, and cranberry!
Holiday Cocktails on The Peppermint Trail
Find the perfect holiday cocktail on the Peppermint Trail.
Delicious Treats on The Peppermint Trail
Cookies, coffees, ice creams and more holiday-flavored downtown treats!
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday 2020
Check out the deals in Downtown Knoxville!
Holiday Cards to Remember
Your Holiday Cards will stand out with a Downtown Knoxville background.
Always the Best Show in Town
Downtown Knoxville is 🔥 – see what makes this downtown unlike any other.
Top Gift Picks from Downtown Shops
Meet the business owners behind downtown's local shops!
10 Beer Spots in Downtown Knoxville
Map your taproom tour through Downtown.
Love of Local: 12 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's Top Gift Picks for Mom
Make Mom feel extra special this Holiday with thoughtful gifts, made with love.
Gift Guide for Your Gals
Shopping for a lady in your life? You've come to the right place!
Gift Guide for Your Guys
Shopping for a guy in your life? Check out these unique ideas!
Minimalist Gift Giving
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!
10 Things to Spice Up Your Fall
Fall 2020 will be different than most. And we’ve rounded up fun things to do!
Cheeseburgers in Paradise (aka Downtown Knoxville)
We've rounded up a smorgasbord of consistently delightful, never-disappointing, savory burgers. We suggest you try them all!
Top 10 Insta-Worthy Spots
Elevate your Instagram game with these photogenic spots.
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
Keeping Big Orange traditions alive in the heart of Downtown Knoxville.
The Old City is Celebrating
It's booming in the Old City with an array of new businesses. Explore them here!
A Dog's Day Out (From Fido's Perspective)
How one special good boy feels about a day out in Downtown Knoxville.
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.
What Summer Hang Out Spot Are You?
This personality quiz will tell you where we think you should hang out downtown in the summer!
Safely Enjoy Summer 2020
It's not the usual festival or large gathering, but we've rounded up some things even more special.
Girls Day Out in Downtown Knoxville
Call the ladies, and get downtown pronto!
Your Kid-Friendly Guide: A One-Day Itinerary
Bring smiles all around with a fun day of activities in Downtown Knoxville.
What Insta-Worthy Spot Are You?
Take this quiz to find out which downtown Instagram-worthy spot matches you best!
8 Ultimate Comfort Food Dishes
Just the words make us salivate. We’ve created a guide to foods that will warm your soul just like Grandma’s cooking does.
What 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!
Your Adventure Guide: A One-Day Itinerary
Looking for an adventure that mixes city life and the great outdoors in Downtown Knoxville? Look no further!
5 Green Parks to Explore
The best of both worlds is waiting in Downtown Knoxville!
15 Things: A Local’s Weekend Guide to Downtown Knoxville
The can't-miss foods and activities for a weekend in Downtown Knoxville!
What Dessert Are You?
Bite into this personality quiz, and we'll tell you what downtown dessert to order!
What Cocktail Are You?
Take this quiz, and we'll tell you what downtown cocktail your personality matches!
Cal Johnson Building
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.
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
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.
A true infill urban residence, the 10-unit condominium building creates a “vertical neighborhood” with flexible design and both indoor and outdoor living space.
State Supreme Court Site
The 1950s-era Supreme Court building, adjacent office tower and parking lot bring new life to an entire city block as an Airbnb-style boutique hotel and eight-story apartment complex.
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.