BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

The Last Great Colosseum. The World’s Fastest Half-Mile. The Bristol Bullring. The Colosseum of Crash. Thunder Valley. It’s known by many iconic names… explore Bristol Motor Speedwaythe iconic race track with a .533-mile tight oval for an abundance of speed, noise, and wrecks – making BMS one of NASCAR’s most popular race tracks. 

BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC

Home to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, which tells the story of Bristol’s rich musical roots and the 1927 Bristol Sessions, and live music venues. Explore why the 1927 Bristol Sessions gave birth to a new sound, and since then, a passion for Americana roots music you can experience today.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRISTOL

Stroll through the vibrant heart of Bristol, and you will find the twin cities teeming with friendly locals who welcome visitors with open arms. Explore the many locally-owned restaurants and shops, live music and entertainment venues, arts and culture, and Bristol’s celebrated history. Learn more at BelieveInBristol.org. 

SHOP, DINE & PLAY

The Pinnacle, the region’s premier lifestyle shopping destination located right off of I-81 (exit 74B). This outdoor shopping complex is anchored by national retailers like Bass Pro, CARMAX, the region’s largest Belk, and Best Buy. You can enjoy a great selection of eateries, from fast food to sit down dining, along with unique entertainment opportunities!

HARD ROCK BRISTOL CASINO

The all new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol will feature the latest in live music and entertainment, hospitality, world-class gaming and exceptional cuisine. It will feature a hotel with multiple suite offerings, a large gaming facility, along with an outdoor pool and deck area, large meeting space and a great selection of bars and restaurants. 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

For some of the most gorgeous scenery in Tennessee and Virginia, an excursion to South Holston Lake and Dam, Steele Creek Park & Nature Center and the Bristol Caverns are a must for visitors. Fly fishing is popular in the river, which is a nationally recognized trout fishery. Explore the scenic views and miles of hiking and biking trails throughout Bristol. 

ATTRACTIONS

From the Historic Downtown and it’s special Bristol sign, to the speed and sounds of Bristol Motor Speedway, to the education at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum… there is so much to see and more! Check out what’s on offer and plan your trip today!

LODGING

Whether you are traveling for business, pleasure, special event or an outdoor adventure, Bristol has a variety of lodging options for your stay. From national chain to boutique hotels, cabins and rental homes, Bristol offers many lodging options to provide all the comforts of home.

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

The Last Great Colosseum. The World’s Fastest Half-Mile. The Bristol Bullring. The Colosseum of Crash. Thunder Valley. It’s known by many iconic names… explore Bristol Motor Speedwaythe iconic race track with a .533-mile tight oval for an abundance of speed, noise, and wrecks – making BMS one of NASCAR’s most popular race tracks. 

BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC

Home to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, which tells the story of Bristol’s rich musical roots and the 1927 Bristol Sessions, and live music venues. Explore why the 1927 Bristol Sessions gave birth to a new sound, and since then, a passion for Americana roots music you can experience today.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRISTOL

Stroll through the vibrant heart of Bristol, and you will find the twin cities teeming with friendly locals who welcome visitors with open arms. Explore the many locally-owned restaurants and shops, live music and entertainment venues, arts and culture, and Bristol’s celebrated history. Learn more at BelieveInBristol.org. 

SHOP, DINE & PLAY

The Pinnacle, the region’s premier lifestyle shopping destination located right off of I-81 (exit 74B). This outdoor shopping complex is anchored by national retailers like Bass Pro, CARMAX, the region’s largest Belk, and Best Buy. You can enjoy a great selection of eateries, from fast food to sit down dining, along with unique entertainment opportunities!

HARD ROCK CASINO BRISTOL

The all new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol will feature the latest in live music and entertainment, hospitality, world-class gaming and exceptional cuisine. It will feature a hotel with multiple suite offerings, a large gaming facility, along with an outdoor pool and deck area, large meeting space and a great selection of bars and restaurants. 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

For some of the most gorgeous scenery in Tennessee and Virginia, an excursion to South Holston Lake and Dam, Steele Creek Park & Nature Center and the Bristol Caverns are a must for visitors. Fly fishing is popular in the river, which is a nationally recognized trout fishery.

 

PLAN YOUR TRIP TODAY

2023 Hoppy Possum: Southern Brewers Cup Is Coming to Downtown Bristol!

The Hoppy Possum offers a beer festival experience unlike any other. The event showcases the skill and creativity of the best amateur brewers from across the US. Festival attendees will experience a hybrid festival format that includes the best aspects of a craft beer festival (fancy tasting glasses, unlimited tastings, live music, and local food trucks) and combine it with a home brew competition.

FALL INTO FUN…

The scenery in Bristol is always worthy of a visit, but when fall rolls around, it reaches its peak. Whether you’re more of a leaf-looker or someone who loves to enjoy other outdoor activities during the autumn months, Bristol offers an abundance of sites you can visit to enjoy the area’s vibrant colors.

WOMEN IN OLD-TIME MUSIC

“I’ve Endured: Women in Old-Time Music” opened on March 23, and it’s already proven to be quite popular with museum guests. The exhibit, which will be open through Dec. 31, pays homage to old-time music and the women of Appalachia who brought it to life. The exhibit highlights 21 different women or groups whose considerable talents laid the groundwork for much of the country music we hear today.

YOUR WEEKEND IN BRISTOL STARTS NOW

With the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains serving as a backdrop, Bristol is known for its incomparable outdoor beauty and is one of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia’s most precious jewels. A rich musical heritage, a world-renowned racing facility, and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet make it a perfect destination for your next great adventure!

Explore One of the Top Fly Fishing Destinations in the World!

If you live in Northeast Tennessee or Southwest Virginia, you already know that Bristol has long been a popular destination for anglers. And while fishing is common year-round here, warmer weather is particularly enticing for both locals and visitors who are looking to cast a line while enjoying some quality time on the water.

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