Hiking East Lakeshore Trail in Loudon County

How To Have the Perfect Girlfriend Getaway in Loudon County

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It’s time to get back to travel and there is no better way to do that than with an adventure in Loudon County, TN! Grab your best friends and make your way to the lakeway to the smokies for the perfect girlfriend getaway.

Located just a short jaunt south of Knoxville you’re about to discover why so many people flock to this area for vacations and to stay.

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Why Loudon County, Tennessee Makes The Perfect Girlfriend Getaway?

Great question!

LoCo, as they like to be called, short for Loudon County, is located right off of I-75 and near the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and includes the towns of Loudon and Lenoir City.

For all my Midwest friends that make the drive to Florida along I-75, you’ll find LoCo south of Knoxville. Perfectly situated for an overnight stop and quick visit on your way to or from the sunshine state.

There is an abundance of outdoor fun (think water sports, cliff jumping, and hiking), great food, culture/history, boutique shopping and natural beauty to name a few of the things you’ll find.

Use the ideas here to plan your girls’ trip and you’re sure to have a great time.

Sunrise at Ft Loudoun Lake

Plus, due to its location the views are incredible. Driving the country roads and coming around a curve to see the smokies reaching for the sky in front of you is a bit breathtaking for me and hopefully for you.

Endless miles of lakeshore (ok, maybe not endless but the river/lake does go for 600+ miles and there are even locks you can navigate) that just beg you to get on the water and explore.

All that plus a friend willing to hit the road with me meant it was time to check out why so many people from the Midwest visit the area.

We are sharing where to eat, where to play and where to stay to make your girls trip to Loudon County an epic adventure to remember.

catfish special at stop n shop

Where To Eat in Loudon County, TN

Here you’ll discover all the best restaurants, what makes them stand out, and an incredible, Southern Magazine favorite.

We recommend:

  • Eating at a gas station
  • Saving room for ice cream
  • Dining in a old log cabin built in the 1800s
  • Waterfront dining
  • Best coffee shop
  • Where to find dinner and live music
  • And much more!

hiking east lakeshore trail in loudon county

Things To Do in Loudon County, TN

Read about all the epic things to do inside and all the outdoor activities here.

Did you know that in Loudon County TN you can:

  • There is a perfect place to jump from a cliff into the waters of Lenoir Lake (talk about a leap of faith)
  • Go to a farm–one of the cow variety and one of the haunted variety
  • See the largest collection of seashells from around the world 
  • Enjoy a wine tasting then enjoy a glass of wine while soaking in some incredible views
  • And so much more….




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More Fun in Loudon County, TN

Dead Man’s Farm in Tennessee is the Scariest Haunted House You’ll Ever Visit This includes a haunted house, a haunted corn maze complete with monster clowns, a haunted midway with mini adventures and so much more.

Plan the Perfect Weekend Getaway To Loudon County, TN Find more ideas and tips over here.

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