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Safety Score

Knoxville, TN

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High

Exercise Normal Precaution

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Known For

  • Outdoorsy

imageCovid Status

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Risk Level

High

Vaccination Progress

58.1%

Daily new cases

9.4 Per
100k

Infection rate

0.81

Positive test rate

32.4 %

% Vaccinated

58.1 1+ Dose

The best times to visit Knoxville are in the spring and fall when the weather is mild and there are many events and festivals taking place. However, Knoxville is a great city to visit year-round, with something to offer for everyone.

Some of the must-see attractions in Knoxville include the Sunsphere, the World's Fair Park, the Tennessee Theatre, and Market Square. Of course, no trip to Knoxville would be complete without taking a scenic drive through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Some of the best restaurants in Knoxville include Litton's Market, J.C. Holdway, and Knox Mason. For a truly unique dining experience, be sure to check out the Sunsphere Restaurant & Bar, located inside the iconic Sunsphere tower.

Some of the best shopping opportunities in Knoxville can be found at the Knoxville Farmers' Market, the Old City Market Square, and Gay Street. For those looking for more unique shops, North Knoxville and South Knoxville both offer a variety of locally-owned businesses worth checking out.

The best way to get around Knoxville is on foot or by bike, as many of the city's attractions are located within walking or biking distance from each other. However, Knoxville does have a public bus system that can be used to get around, as well. For those renting a car, be aware that parking can be difficult to find and is often quite expensive.

Yes, Knoxville is a very safe city for tourists. However, as with any city, it is always important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions when walking around at night.