It’s the season for Uncle Sam to giveth and taketh away. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you should have a few extra dollars to toss around.
We always seem to have those dollars earmarked for something before they ever arrive so very few are used in a freelance manner. But this year we plan to funnel some of our leftovers to our favorite places in Knoxville.
We have a knack for spending other peoples money so let’s see if we can spend yours. Here are 10 ways to spend your tax refund in and around Knoxville.
A Nice DinnerKnoxville is a notoriously hungry town with a lot of grazing options. When we’re in the mood to splurge we always head to Maryville for the best dining experience around at the Foothills Milling Company. Start with the stuffed grit fritters and make your way to either the meatloaf (seasonal) or the farm raised venison. We encourage you to call at least 2 weeks in advance to make a reservation, take friends, and bring your own bottle of vino to share.
Want to spend all of your tax refund – dine at Blackberry Farm.
A Day at the ZooThe air is starting to warm up and the skies are clearing which makes for a perfect time to visit the Knoxville Zoo. We tend to gravitate towards the Williams Family Giraffe encounter where you can feed the stick-legged safari skyscrapers.
Want to spend all of your tax refund – head for Dollywood.
Take In Some JamsHold on to your cash just a little longer and jam out at the Rhythm N Blooms festival in April. This three-day music fest features acts ranging from The Dirty Guv’nahs to the Drive-by Truckers.
Want to spend all of your tax refund – go VIP at Bonnaroo.
Go ShoppingStart east and make your way down Kingston Pike. Grab Knoxville-themed swag from Nothing Too Fancy. Get girly at Anthropologie. Stop by American Boat Center and grab your SUP for summer paddle sessions.
Want to spend all of your tax refund – day trip to Nashville.
We would love to hear how you wield your purchasing power around Knoxville this time of year.
I’m thinking Dollywood season pass and Splash Country! You get a whole year of fun!