Good times and good friends await you in Knoxville,
a vibrant and beautiful river city with an abundance of great restaurants,
nightlife, museums, shopping, family fun and national championship
sports. It‟s a warm, welcoming place with its own distinct history, spirited
arts community and blessed with the natural beauty of the Tennessee River
and the Great Smoky Mountains.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sarah Malak, Senior Manager of Public Relations
Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation
READY FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY WITH YOUR GIRLFRIENDS?
SPEND A FEW DAYS IN KNOXVILLE, TN
Spending a few days away from home with girlfriends is becoming increasingly popular among
young women. Whether you want to relax at a spa all day or shop „til you drop, Knoxville, Tennessee
is a great location for the ultimate “girlfriend getaway.” “Girlfriend getaways” allow friends to spend
time together and escape the stress of every day life.
If your group wants to enjoy a day of shopping, you can find anything and everything you are
looking for in Knoxville. Knoxville‟s newest shopping attraction is Turkey Creek, the single largest
commercial development in Knoxville that boasts more than 300 acres of retail shopping outlets,
medical facilities, theaters, office space, banks, restaurants and hotels. Here you can find major retail
stores and specialty stores, such as Super Target, Old Navy, World Market, Victoria‟s Secret and Bath
& Body Works. The shopping in Turkey Creek could fill up one day alone.
If you are looking for something unique, Knoxville has endless boutiques. The historic
Market Square District, located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, offers a variety of charming
shops. Take a day trip to the Square where you can find Bliss, a unique mixture of local and faraway
artists with favorites from invitations to clothing to house warming gifts. Next door to Bliss is Earth
to Old City, another boutique with an assortment of gifts ranging from home décor to bath and
beauty products - or unusual items such as a funky lamp or the award winning bath line Archipelago
If you are furniture hunting, walk across the Square to Bliss Home, a modern furniture store
that offers free in-home design consulting. A few doors down you can find Abode, another one-of-a-
kind home store which has vintage accessories as well as contemporary items. Abode carries antique
furniture from Europe and hardwood furniture crafted in India. In this store you are bound to find
something for everyone from a souvenir to a piece of furniture not found anywhere else in the
If you are looking for local designs, there are a few clothing boutiques in the Market Square
District as well. Visit Vagabondia, a boutique specializing in natural-fiber clothing or Reruns, a retro
consignment shop. Before leaving the Square, walk around the corner where you can find Indigo, a
store that only has employees who are clothing designers.
Another shopping scene is Knoxville‟s endless Kingston Pike. Drive down Kingston Pike
where you find all the latest fashions at boutiques such as Christi‟s located at 5807 Kingston Pike,
Obligato located in the Kingston Pike shopping center, and Bella Boutique, located in the shops at
Bearden Hill Shopping Center. All three of these boutiques offer designer brands and accessories to
please any taste. You and the girls are sure to find that perfect outfit hopping down Kingston Pike or
visiting the Market Square District.
A “girlfriend getaway” would not be complete without a day of pampering at the spa. You
can‟t go wrong with Knoxville‟s Spa Visage, voted Knoxville‟s Best Day Spa. Spa Visage is an
expansion of Salon Visage, a well-known local salon that has been voted the “Best Salon in Knoxville”
for 13 consecutive years. Spa Visage is a stress-free sanctuary from daily life where you‟ll find highly trained and caring therapists who specialize in service areas including nails, make-up, facials, massage
and body treatments. Also, try the “Every Woman‟s Dream” gift package at Spa Visage. From a body
polish to a professional make-up application, this 7-hour gift package fulfills all the needs of a getaway.
From shopping for the perfect outfit to pampering with a facial and new hairstyle, Knoxville is
a great location to experience the perfect “girlfriend getaway.” For more information on Knoxville,
The Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation promotes the Knoxville/Knox County area as a premier destination for conventions, sports-related events
& leisure travelers to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the City and County, while generating economic impact & development.
“It’s All Here, Just for You. Enjoy!”