Elevate Your Labor Day With These 5 Weekend Getaway Ideas

Do you fancy that last warm-weather adventure before fall arrives? Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to take advantage of this 3-day getaway to explore the surrounding area. These are the five best getaways to experience on your vacation.


Located 3 hours from Nashville, Knoxville offers museums, parks, history and vibrant nightlife. With plenty of restaurants and shopping options, Knoxville can make you feel like a small town with a city experience.

Strong points: East Tennessee History Center, Blount Mansion, Market Square and Ijams Nature Center & Ijams Quarry

2South Pittsburgh

Near the Alabama border, South Pittsburg is nestled in the foothills of the South Cumberland Mountains. In addition to small-town Southern charm, you’ll find more than 120 off-road trails at the Adventure Off Road Park and Nature Center.

Strong points: The Lodge Factory Store, Adventure Off-Road Park, Tri-State Corner

3Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is the perfect weekend getaway, located about 4 hours from Nashville. Renowned for its famous natural break through the Cumberland Mountains and Appalachia. Camp, hike, go underground for a tour, take in the breathtaking views, and explore local history while touring the area.

Strong points: Tri-State Peak Trail, Olde Town Cumberland Gap Ghost Tour Pinnacle Overlook


Chattanooga is about a 2 hour drive from Nashville on the Georgia state line. It is located on the Tennessee River in the Appalachian foothills. Discover plenty of outdoor activities, historic sites and vibrant nightlife. Chattanooga was even named “Best in the US” by Lonely Planet.

Strong points: The Riverwalk, Tennessee Aquarium and Lookout Mountain

5Town of Johnson

Johnson City is located in East Tennessee and approximately 4.5 hours from Nashville. It offers the opportunity to explore the Tri-City region which includes Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol. It is quickly becoming one of the best places to visit in Tennessee and for good reason. It is ideal for lovers of the outdoors or the city and offers many unforgettable experiences.

Strong points: Yee Haw Brewing Co., Willow Springs Park, George L. Carter Railroad Museum

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Elisa Perry has a background in travel writing, content creation and editing. She has written for a variety of businesses, from small family businesses to international brands, covering everything from hotel previews to mobile phone app research and launch announcements. She specializes in family travel, food and promoting local brand awareness.

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