Ed, Roger, Mike, Brother Dave and all the rest at the Down Home make this one of the most special live music venues you'll ever visit. Tiny with amazing sound (good job, BrobecK!), you'll see the likes of Doc Watson, Bela Fleck, Acoustic Syndicate and many. many others in the most intimate and incredible places ever. A must visit if you're in the...more
Naturally fed river crossing through the gorge from North Carolina into Tennessee, the Noli is a sweet splsh of heaven. Great river folks, too. Especially at USARaft...Also check out local hiking spots- Red Fork Falls, Laurel Fork Falls, Beauty Spot...any local should know the way...more
Ah, the outdoor recreation opportunities are limited only by time and imagination. The Appalachian Trail is a short 25 minute drive from town; from there you can head to Georgia or to Maine if you take the notion. Whitewater kayaking is found on the Nolichucky River only 20 minutes away. World class park and play is found at a spot known as Big...more
508 N State Of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
Good for: Couples
This was by far the best hotel I have ever stayed in. The staff was helpful, pleasant, and full of...more
2 Orr Court, Johnson City, Tennessee, 37615, United States
Good for: Business
This restaurant is sorta out of the way - but it is WELL worth the drive - it is located in a small community (near Johnson City and Jonesborough) called Harmony appropriately enough. Harmony Grocery Restaurant is in an old general store and looks like an abandoned house - don't let the looks fool you - this place is a real treasure!!! Authentic...more
Funky, colorful, nice staff, big menu. Thoughtful, fresh prepared decent inexpensive food! not a chain. I ordered the oyster po-boy. Friends ordered Prime Rib, Bratwurst platter and Shrimp po-boy. We were all happy. Tab for 4 was less than $40. (Not including beers. That put the tab a bit higher!)more
This place is a restored firehouse (circa 1930s) - just like the name suggests...and the food? Let me tell you that this BBQ is unlike any I have ever tasted...owner Tom Seaton conjured up his own special sauce and it is outta this world!!! Pulled pork - beef - half a chicken - they got all that and sides like slaw, fries, salads and BBQ beans....more
Numan's is great fun. They have amazing drinks. Great customer service...I mean just perfect bartenders and servers. I love their finger foods and the pool and the darts and great fun. Wonderful conversation starters as well. They have an up stairs and down stairs that have wonderful music. When live music isn't playing their juke box will keep the...more
The Planet is a dance club. When we went there they had a great offer. Entry fee was $ 2 - if I remember it right. And those of the ages 21 and older received a plastic cup at the entrance. With that cup you could go to the bar to get free beer as often as you want to until 1 am. But be careful: Once you lost your plastic cup, you don't have a...more
I don't usually write tips about airports - what's to say? But both my sister, who lives there, and my mother-in-law, a born and bred New Yorker, laugh at the little Tri-Cities Regional Airport, and I love it! It's easy to get to - no winding around endlessly just to get to the entrance. Lines are relatively short, and there are only about 8 gates or so, so it's easy to find where your flight is leaving. And, after undergoing an expansion and renovation, there are even some jetways so you don't have to walk out on the tarmac. Better than Lima, Peru!
In the airport itself is an overpriced restaurant, a gift shop, and an outdoor observation deck to watch the planes take off and land. This is about all you can access if you don't have a ticket. Past security is a new, comfortable waiting area.
The next closest option is flying into Knoxville, more than a 2-hour drive away, and not usually cheaper. US Airways and Delta are the most popular carriers, and there are some direct flights - the newest to Orlando.
The Buccaneers of East Tennessee State University play in the Mini Dome, which is not "mini" at all. The arena even host football matches and for the basketball games they only use half of the available space. The atmosphere is great - even with the Bucs being a team from a minor NCAA conference. They compete in the Southern Conference against teams like Furman, Wofford, Davidson and Appalachian State. Home game tickets for adults cost $12.
WHEN YOU GET HERE YOU WILL WANT TO TAKE PICTURES OF EVERYTHING SO BRING EXTRA FILM ...IT IS SO PRETTY IN THE MOUNTAINS.
Fondest memory: I CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO SNOW EVERY YEAR ..