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Things to Do in Bristol

We are lucky to live and work in Bristol, TN, and we love hosting visitors to our gorgeous part of the Blue Ridge mountains. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but we put together a guide to some of our top things to do while you're here. There is plenty to do on the river, but if you're feeling adventurous, here are some of our must sees while you're in Bristol, TN/VA.

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For Music Fans:

Bristol is the Birthplace of Country Music, after all! If you're a music fan, don't miss:

For Outdoor Adventure:

If you love the outdoors, you're in the right place! Here are some world-class outdoor experiences you might like:

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For Fishing Lovers:

Our stocked rivers, streams and lakes are a fisherman's (or woman's!) dream-come-true:

For Food Lovers:

From country cooking to award-winning barbeque and quirky, independent restaurants, the only question is: how hungry are you?

  • Ridgewood BBQ

  • Burger Bar (music history here!)

  • Eatz on Moore

  • Bloom

  • The Tavern (oldest bar in Virginia!)

  • Southern Craft

  • Greene's Seafood

  • Bristol Garden & Grill

  • El Patio

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Choose Your Adventure:

This is by no means an exhaustive list, there are so many things to do in Bristol, TN/VA. Visit these local visitors' centers and local attractions for even more ideas for places to explore while you're here: