Cheap flights to Tennessee

The American state of Tennessee is located in the southeast of the United States of America, bordering Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas amongst others. Having been admitted to statehood in 1796, it is the 16th state of the USA and its 26th largest, with an area of more than 100,000 square kilometers. Tennessee is nicknamed the ‘Volunteer State’, due to the significant role volunteer soldiers from Tennessee played in the War of 1812.

Besides military men of grit and valor, Tennessee is known for its diverse natural attractions – it is home to the Great Smoky Mountains, numerous rivers, lakes, canyons, underground caverns, forests, waterfalls, wildlife refuges and national parks. In addition, more than 10 statewide and regional scenic trails run through Tennessee, making it a great spot for hiking, road trips and other outdoor recreational activities.

Getting around

Like most other states in the United States of America, the best way to get around Tennessee is by car. Highway networks are well-developed, wide and extensive, and parking spaces are also a-plenty. Not only will driving give you great flexibility in your vacation, a road trip in or through Tennessee can also be extremely rewarding, fun and easy – the state’s Blues Highways along the Mississippi River, for example, is listed on National Geographic as one of its 500 Drives of a Lifetime.

But if helming your own vehicle doesn’t sound like fun to you, long-distance Greyhound buses are available for inter-city travel. Otherwise, nothing saves time like simply taking a domestic flight to your Tennessean region of choice.

Those staying within Tennessee’s main cities like Nashville or Memphis need not worry, as public transport systems within urban areas are comprehensive and efficient enough that you wouldn’t need your own car.

What to see and do

If in Tennessee, a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a must. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this beautiful National Park has an area of more than 500,000 acres and is visited by millions of tourists annually. Its popularity is not unfounded, as the Park is the perfect place to experience the Smokies - sightsee, hike, fish, camp, horseback ride, cycle and more amidst fresh crisp air and stunning mountain scenery. Be sure to visit the Cades Cove valley for a look at some historic architecture as well.

Can’t get enough of the mountain? Hop on board the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster for an adrenaline-pumping ride through the peaks and valleys of the Smoky Mountain range. You even get to drive, as the coaster car comes with brake handles for speed control. Enjoy speeding on your little coaster through skinny, specially-designed silent tracks that ensure you have the best open-air ride you can get whilst preserving the peace or tranquility of the national park.

Flights to Tennessee

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