Day trips in Tennessee

Tennessee Day Trips

A day trip is a great way to get out and experience all the fun things Tennessee has to offer, without the commitment of taking a full-on vacation. This summer, why not get out and explore Tennessee with one of our top three picks for day trips in our beautiful state.


Is there any more iconic symbol in American rock history than Elvis? Visit his incredible mansion, with all the kitsch and glamor you could possibly want. Tour Elvis’ kitchen, his racquetball building (now a display room for his jumpsuits and awards), and the meditation garden where he was buried.

The Smoky Mountains

The Smokies are one of America’s national treasures. Cades Cove is a wide valley which offers spreading views of the mountains, and is one of the most popular parks in the Smoky Mountains. Spot wildlife, go hiking, biking, camping, or pack a picnic.

Shiloh National Military Park

Described as “one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation,” Shiloh was the site of the first major battle in the Civil War. The park commemorates the battle of April, 1862, and brings home the scope and tragedy of the Civil War.

Image courtesy Flickr/J. Stephen Conn