Planning Your Trip

Are you coming to Grind for Life September 10th in Knoxville? Here is everything you need to know, where to go, where to stay, places to eat and things to do with links to various places to learn more. This is the perfect way to plan your trip.

The best place to start is always our visitor and tourism group Visit Knoxville.

Figure Out Where to stay:

Next, you’ll want to figure out where to stay, so click on this link for local hotels.  We recommend tells near the University of Tennessee Campus, Downtown or the Papermill Drive Area.

You Need Food!

Everybody has to eat, so you’ll want to click here and search for local restaurants.  Some of our local favorites nearby to the park include:

  • Hard Knox Pizza – authentic local Knoxville Wood Fired pizza concept.
  • Sunspot – Knoxville’s first and best option for vegans and vegetarians, as well as the carnivore.
  • Archers BBQ on Kingston Pike – another local concept and Knoxville’s only BBQ cut before your eyes.
  • The Plaid Apron – another local concept from a former Blackberry Farm Chef. Plaid Apron is open for Breakfast and Lunch 10 minutes from the park.

And a drink and luckily Knoxville is hot on the craft beer scene, and if that’s what you are into you’ll want to learn about the “Ale Trail.”

Stuff to Do:

Next you are going to want to find some other stuff to do while you are in our city by clicking here to learn about the various events happening. You’ll also want to check out a list of the “Free” things to do around town by clicking here.

There is more than skateboarding in our town, and Knoxville is fast becoming a mecca for mountain biking and trail running, as well as all things outdoors. Check out the Outdoor Knoxville page to learn more about what’s happening outdoors. The Get out and Play Guide is another great resource for all things outdoors.

Skateboarding isn’t the only action sport in Knoxville, so check out what other action sports are available in our city.

Skate and BMX Shops:

Looking for your local skate and BMX shops. Here’s your answers:

  • Pluto Sports – Knoxville’s first and iconic skate shop and one of the primary drivers in the building of the Knoxville Skatepark.
  • Fetch Skate Shop – Fetch is 10 minutes from the park and chock full of everything you might need.
  • Harpers Bike Shop – the pioneers in Mountain Biking, but also the areas best BMX shop hands down.

Don’t Get Lost!

Everybody has GPS now, but maps are always fun:

 More info here @ our Attraction Blurbs