TDTD today released its 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide. The cover features an inspiring, artistic rendering of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. along with the Lorraine Motel, the site of his assassination, which is now home to the National Civil Rights Museum.
Fifty years ago, Dr. King was in Memphis, where he marched with striking sanitation workers who demanded safer working conditions and fair pay, and carried signs declaring, “I AM A MAN,” which are featured prominently on the cover. While in Memphis, King delivered his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech at the Mason Temple.
The Tennessee Vacation Guide also spotlights other Civil Rights sites across the state, including Green McAdoo Cultural Center in Clinton and Woolworth on 5th in Nashville.
Additional highlights include What’s New across the state like Anakeesta Aerial Adventure Park in Gatlinburg and the 2018 opening of the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, as well as milestones like Tennessee Theatre’s 90th Anniversary in Knoxville. The guide puts a spotlight on Tennessee music attractions including Elvis Presley’s Memphis at Graceland, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Songbirds Guitar Museum in Chattanooga, and Nashville’s famous Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium. There are also recommendations from Tennessee celebrities including music artists Kelsea Ballerini, Drew Holcomb, Kane Brown, Old Crow Medicine Show and Valerie June along with Nashville Predator P.K. Subban and pitmaster Larry Proffitt.
Tennessee’s scenic beauty, creative spirit, unique experiences, culinary excellence, and history are all highlighted in the guide, as well as The Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways and the Tennessee Whiskey Trail. Stunning photography and noted writers profile the places, people and events that attract more than 110 million visitors to Tennessee each year. Annual events, regional overviews, maps and destination listings round out the featured content.