Knoxville is a hidden gem. The city was also named by Trip Advisor as one of the Top 10 Destinations on the Rise. Most people will go to Memphis or Nashville. Some of Knoxville’s most appealing attractions are within walking distance of the very vibrant downtown, according to Visit Knoxville. That only makes it more attractive to people looking for off the beaten path destinations. You’ll get a chance to experience live music, culture, outdoor adventure, eclectic shopping, and highly acclaimed cuisine in just one unique location every day.