When it comes to toe-tappin', holidays in Tennessee are off the scale. This is the home of the blues in Memphis, the capital of country in Nashville, and the birthplace of rock' 'n' roll. And it doesn't stop there. A long list of musical legends hail from Tennessee, among them Elvis, Dolly Parton and Aretha Franklin - and the state doesn't look like it'll be giving up its status as Music Central anytime soon.
Music is the rhythm Tennessee moves to, and catching a live set while you're here is a must. From bluegrass in the Smoky Mountains, to blues, jazz and gospel on Memphis' Beale Street, and country music in the honky-tonks of Nashville, there's sweet sounds everywhere. Big-name acts and the stars of tomorrow are all part of the mix, so get yourself a ticket to the Grand Ole Opry, or just follow your ears to to the nearest club.
There's other stellar music themed sights to see, like Elvis' home Graceland and the Country Music Hall of Fame - but holidays in Tennessee offer a lot else besides. So stunning are the Smoky Mountains that they're America's most visited National Park, while there's plenty to keep the kids happy too. The Pink Palace museums in Memphis, Pigeon Forge's Dollywood themepark and a ride on the Chattanooga Choo-Choo are all guaranteed to score a home run.
Like a bit of history? Then you won't be disappointed. Visits to battlefields like Shiloh will take you right back to the Civil War, while there's the story of the civil rights movement to discover in Memphis, where Martin Luther King was assassinated. You can even tour the homes of three former presidents: Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson and James Polk.
Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State. So why not volunteer for a great holiday?
Why not explore the following destinations in Tennessee
The King of Rock 'n' Roll, that is. Elvis Presley's legendary mansion Graceland is right here in Memphis, and so massive is its popularity that it's the second most visited house in the States after the White House. Find out more >>
It's all about slide guitars and Stetsons in the capital of Country music. Well, not all, because there's plenty going on besides: first-class museums, superb art, restful parks and historic plantation houses for starters.