Travel To Tennessee

Travel to Tennessee

Travel to Tennessee and traverse the Smoky Mountains or hike the Appalachian Trail. Journey to the center of Tennessee's musical heritage in Nashville. A paradise for history buffs, Nashville also offers one of the nation's oldest working state capitals, antebellum (pre-Civil War) homes and historical battlefields. West Tennessee exposes nightlife experiences on Beale Street and music history highlights in Graceland, Sun Studio and Stax Museum of American Soul. Enjoy the unique soul of Tennessee.

Tennessee became the 16th state to join the Union in 1796, its capital is Nashville and the largest city is Memphis. Trips to Tennessee often include visits to its eight border states: Kentucky and Virginia to the north; North Carolina to the east; Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi on the south; Arkansas and Missouri on the Mississippi River to the west. The state of Tennessee is geographically and constitutionally divided into three Grand Divisions: East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and West Tennessee. Tennessee features six principal physiographic regions: the Blue Ridge, the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region, the Cumberland Plateau, the Highland Rim, the Nashville Basin, and the Gulf Coastal Plain. Tennessee is home to the most caves in the United States, with over 8,350 caves registered to date.

Those looking into trips to Tennessee should be aware that the state has a humid subtropical climate, with the exception of the higher mountains, which are classified as having a maritime temperate climate due to cooler temperatures. The Gulf of Mexico is the dominant factor in the climate of Tennessee, with winds from the south being responsible for most of the state's annual precipitation. Generally, the state has hot summers and mild to cool winters with generous precipitation throughout the year. On average the state receives 130 cm of precipitation annually. Snowfall ranges from 13 cm in West Tennessee to over 41 cm in the higher mountains in East Tennessee. Summers in the state are generally hot, with most of the state averaging a high of around 32°C during the summer months. Summer nights tend to be cooler in East Tennessee. Winters tend to be mild to cool, increasing in coolness at higher elevations and in the east. Generally, for areas outside the highest mountains, the average overnight lows are near freezing for most of the state. Travel to Tennessee today!