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Kingsport is located along Interstate 181 in the northeastern part of the state. It is part of the tri-cities area of Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol and is nestled between the Appalachians and the Great Smoky Mountains. With breathtaking scenery and natural surroundings set along the banks of the Holston River, the city of Kingsport has much to offer in the way of outdoor recreation. Nearby Warriors Path State Park has a very popular golf course, hiking trails, swimming and fishing at Patrick Henry Lake, picnic areas with tables and grills and electrical hookups, and campsites. Nearby Bay's Mountain Park is a 3,000 acre nature preserve that offers nature programs, 25 miles of hiking trails, a visitor center with a planetarium, barge trips, and a saltwater aquarium. Another point of interest in Kingsport is the Allandale Mansion. Often called Kingsport's "White House," this beautiful Georgian architecture style mansion was built in 1950 and features a grand curved wooden staircase, formal fireplaces in all the main rooms and a hipped roof. Filled with fine furnishings, art and antiques, it is often used as the setting for weddings and formal receptions. Out back is a restored barn used for less formal occasions such as dances and other special events. Kingsport is also home to the annual "Santa Train," a train journey through the Appalachians where volunteers take tons of gifts, candy and toys to children in rural Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia.

Surrounding areas: Boone Lake, Tennessee (8.8 mi), Englewood, Tennessee (13.6 mi), Big Sandy, Tennessee (16.0 mi), Bluff City, Tennessee (16.2 mi), Johnson City, Tennessee (16.8 mi), Jonesborough, Tennessee (17.2 mi), Bristol, Tennessee (19.3 mi)

Kingsport Vacation Rentals

Kingsport Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Colonial Inn4234 Ft Henry DrKingsport, TN (423) 239-3400
Cleeks Motel2760 East Stone DrKingsport, TN (423) 228-9996
Comfort Inn South4624 Fairlane DrKingsport, TN (423) 239-7447
Comfort Inn100 Indian Center CtKingsport, TN (423) 378-4418
Days Inn Kingsport805 Lynn Garden DrKingsport, TN (423) 246-7126
Econo Lodge1704 E Stone DrKingsport, TN (423) 245-0286
Hampton Inn-Kingsport2000 Enterprise PlKingsport, TN (423) 247-3888
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1217 Stewball CirKingsport, TN (423) 723-2300
Jameson Inn - Kingsport3004 Bays MeadowKingsport, TN (423) 230-0539
La Quinta Inn #935-kingsport10150 Airport PkwyKingsport, TN (423) 323-0500
Meadowview Conference Resort1901 Meadowview PkwyKingsport, TN (423) 587-6520
Microtel Inn1708 E Stone DrKingsport, TN (423) 390-2110
Ramada Inn Kingsport2005 Ln Masa DrKingsport, TN (423) 245-0217
Sleep Inn & Suites200 Hospitality PlKingsport, TN (423) 279-1811
Super 8700 Lynn Garden DrKingsport, TN (423) 246-5515
Jameson Inn119 Pinnacle DrJohnson City, TN13.0 mi.(423) 282-0488
Comfort Suites3118 Browns Mill RdJohnson City, TN14.7 mi.(423) 610-0010
Ramada Limited2606 N Roan StJohnson City, TN15.6 mi.(423) 282-4011
Holiday Inn-johnson City101 W Springbrook DrJohnson City, TN15.7 mi.(423) 282-4611
Super 8 Motel108 Wesley StJohnson City, TN15.7 mi.(423) 282-8818
Bristol Lodging Services LLC111 Holiday DrBristol, TN16.0 mi.(423) 968-1101
Hampton Inn3299 W State StBristol, TN16.2 mi.(423) 764-3600
Days Inn2312 Browns Mill RdJohnson City, TN16.2 mi.(423) 282-2211
Red Roof Inn210 Broyles DrJohnson City, TN16.3 mi.(423) 282-3040
Quality Inn & Suites207 E Mountcastle DrJohnson City, TN16.6 mi.(423) 282-3335
Garden Plaza Hotel211 Mockingbird LnJohnson City, TN16.8 mi.(423) 929-2000
Americinn Lodge & Suites376 E Jackson BlvdJonesborough, TN16.9 mi.(423) 753-3100
The Jam N'jelly Inn1310 Indian Ridge RdJohnson City, TN17.6 mi.(423) 929-0039
Hampton Inn508 N State Of Franklin RdJohnson City, TN17.7 mi.(423) 929-8000
Sleep Inn Inn & Suites2020 Franklin Terrace CtJohnson City, TN18.7 mi.(423) 915-0081
Howard Johnson Inn2221 Euclid AveBristol, VA18.9 mi.(276) 669-7171
Knights Inn2221-2 Euclid AveBristol, VA18.9 mi.(276) 669-7171
Ramada Inn-duffieldDuffield, VA18.9 mi.(276) 431-4300
Comfort Inn Of Johnson City1900 S Roan StJohnson City, TN19.4 mi.(423) 928-9600
Regency Inn975 Volunteer PkwyBristol, TN19.7 mi.(423) 968-9474
Econo Lodge912 Commonwealth AveBristol, VA20.0 mi.(276) 466-2112
Microtel Inn & Suites Bristol131 Bristol East RdBristol, VA20.1 mi.(276) 669-8164
Super 8 Motel Bristol2139 Lee HwyBristol, VA22.2 mi.(276) 466-8800
Comfort Inn-elizabethton1515 19e BypElizabethton, TN22.6 mi.(423) 542-4466
Comfort Inn2368 Lee HwyBristol, VA22.7 mi.(276) 466-3881

Kingsport Weather & Climate

The climate of the northeastern Tennessee mountains is temperate with moderately cold winters and warm, humid summers. Precipitation is fairly well distributed throughout the year; as there is no distinct wet or dry seasons. October has the least rainfall, July the most. Snowfall is quite variable from year to year, and some winters have relatively little. Thunderstorms occur anytime of the year, but are most frequent in spring and summer. Summer temperatures are rarely extreme, but the high humidity often makes it seem hotter than it actually is. Snow is minimal in Tennessee except in the higher mountain regions. Severe storms are infrequent in the state, being east of the center of tornado activity, south of most blizzard conditions, and too far inland to be affected by hurricanes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 26°F 3.87 in. -
February 50°F 28°F 3.67 in. -
March 59°F 35°F 4.20 in. -
April 69°F 42°F 3.35 in. -
May 77°F 53°F 4.50 in. -
June 83°F 61°F 4.00 in. -
July 86°F 65°F 4.64 in. -
August 85°F 63°F 3.70 in. -
September 80°F 57°F 3.10 in. -
October 70°F 44°F 2.64 in. -
November 58°F 36°F 3.22 in. -
December 48°F 29°F 3.55 in. -

Kingsport Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located about 8 miles southeast of Kingsport, the Greeneville Greene County Municipal airport (GCY) located approximately 28 miles southwest of Kingsport in Greeneville, Tennessee, the Moore Murrell airport (MOR) located roughly 52 miles west of Kingsport in Morristown, Tennessee, the Morganton Lenoir airport (MRN) located around 71 miles southeast of Kingsport in Morganton, North Carolina, and finally the Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge airport (GKT) located about 72 miles southwest of Kingsport in Sevierville, Tennessee.

Kingsport Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN73.3 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN76.6 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN76.6 mi.
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC76.9 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC85.2 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC85.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Cattails at Meadowview Golf CourseKingsportTN 
Crocketts Ridge Golf ClubKingsportTN 
Warriors Path State Park Golf CourseKingsportTN 
Scott County Park & GolfGate CityVA6.8 mi.
Silver Lake Golf ClubChurch HillTN9.4 mi.
Tri Cities Golf CourseBlountvilleTN12.3 mi.
Pine Oaks Golf ClubJohnson CityTN16.8 mi.
Steel Creek Golf CourseBristolTN19.3 mi.
Clear Creek Golf ClubBristolVA20.4 mi.
Elizabethton Municipal Golf CourseElizabethtonTN22.9 mi.
Graysburg Hills Golf CourseChuckeyTN23.9 mi.
Twin Creeks Golf CourseChuckeyTN23.9 mi.
Buffalo Valley Golf CourseUnicoiTN26.5 mi.
Camelot Golf CourseRogersvilleTN27.1 mi.
McDonald Golf Club & Driving RangeRogersvilleTN27.1 mi.
Dan Hall Mountain ResortCoeburnVA28.2 mi.
Andrew Johnson Golf ClubGreenevilleTN29.9 mi.
Baileyton Golf ClubGreenevilleTN29.9 mi.
Kinser Park Golf CourseGreenevilleTN29.9 mi.
River Trace Golf CourseGreenevilleTN29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC45.4 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC45.4 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC47.2 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC49.1 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC76.9 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV92.6 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV107.5 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC114.0 mi.
State Parks
Warriors Path State ParkTN4.7 mi. 
Natural Tunnel State ParkVA15.3 mi. 
Kingdom Come State ParkKY39.3 mi. 
Carroll Reece MuseumJohnson CityTN18.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson CityTN18.7 mi.(Children's)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC64.7 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN86.5 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC116.7 mi.

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