If you’re planning to visit Maryville, TN for the Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival, as well as the other Summer on Broadway events, why not make a vacation out of it. The city of Maryville in East Tennessee has a rich history and beautiful landscape. It’s located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and provides many opportunities for dining, shopping, and adventure. While this list is far from comprehensive, below are some of Maryville’s highlights.


Foothills Milling Company

This upscale restaurant is top-rated in the city of Maryville. Entree items include Short Ribbed Stuffed Meatloaf, Cedar Planked Salmon, and Tempura Lobster Tails. They also offer an extensive list of wines. Dinner reservations are recommended.  

Hot Rods 50’s Diner

If you’re looking for a trip back in time, be sure to stop into Hot Rods 50’s Diner in the nearby Alcoa, TN. They’ve got all your classic diner favorites, as well as many vegetarian and gluten free options… and probably every variation of a burger you can think of.     

Full-Service BBQ

If you’re in the mood for delicious BBQ, you’re in luck! Full-Service BBQ is located just a few blocks from Downtown Maryville.   



Dandy Lions

Dandy Lions Unique Gifts and Stationery brings a number of gifts and locally made accessories to Maryville. If you’re looking for something to remember Tennessee by, this is the perfect place to visit.   


Roost is a home furnishings store with lots of flare. Featuring items that have been handpicked to match a defined decorative style and price point, Roost is a store with amazing things to offer. In addition to furniture, you can find many local and regional artists’ work in the store.

The Village Tinker

The Village Tinker is another wonderful gift shop and gallery located right in Downtown Maryville. Be sure to stop in and see the vast collection of items they carry.


The Blue Goose Farm and Vineyards

The Blue Goose is especially great to visit during the summertime when the grapevines are growing in preparation for their harvest in the fall. Their tasting room is located in what was previously an orchard barn. And the best part… their wine tastings are free! They have a selection of 13 different wines, including red, white, and fruit varieties.  

Parkway Drive-In Movie Theater 

On a lovely summer night, head over to the Parkway Drive-In to catch a movie under the stars. Often seen as an attraction of the past, this theater will have you enjoying movies in a way that’s no longer the norm.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Maryville, TN is just under 20 miles from Great Smoky Mountain National Park –– a trip you’ll want to make time for if you’re visiting the area. With the beautiful blooming wildflowers, scenic views, and hiking trails, summer is a wonderful time to visit. Be sure to look at National Park Service updates for any trail closures and/or notices in order to plan your trip.  

To learn more about the Peaceful Side of the Smoky Mountains, visit the official website or view the Facebook page.