Thursday, November 06, 2014

How to Find Tennessee Tourism Information Online and Locally

Are you planning to travel or relocate? This article puts Tennessee tourism information at your fingertips. A general destination idea is all that you need to get started. From there, finding tourism information is as easy as clicking a mouse.

The primary source for tourism information from across the state is the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. From TN Vacation.com, visitors can order , surf for information or get a toll-free number to call for help. This should be your "first stop shop" for travel and tourism information.

Another good source for vacation or tourism information is the state parks section of Tennessee.gov. One visit here and it is easy to see why these parks were named 'Best in the Nation'. Get information, directions or reserve a campsite or pavilion.

Don't forget Chambers of Commerce for tourism information. They can provide maps, fliers and brochures. These folks love where they live and are usually happy to load tourists down with information. Go to Tennessee.org to find a chamber.

Where would we be without a local Convention and Tourism Bureau? Each city has one. Staff at these organizations have the scoop on all the local attractions. If you want to know about festivals or events at a particular city or town, then these are the people to ask. Search "convention and tourism (city, state)"

Are you looking for farmers markets or other agritourism sites? Pick Tennessee Products is the best source for agriculture sites on the web. Visitors to the website www.picktnproducts.org can find out about local farmers markets, hours of operation and get directions. Links to county fairs and equine resources complete the site.

Another source of Tennessee tourism is free and easily found at gas stations or supermarkets. Look for small sized newspaper-type advertising booklets. They are usually full of coupons, discounts or special promotions from regional businesses.

Event listings in local newspapers give tourists plenty of ideas for things to do and see. The listings highlight area attractions and will often have directions and full details on local events. At less than the cost of a parking meter, newspapers are a tourism resource that's worth the investment.

Don't forget to stop at a Tennessee Welcome Center or rest area for free state maps, friendly staff, brochures and attraction information. Staff can give you insider tips, information about traffic congestion and suggest activities that your family may enjoy.