Travel + Leisure: Knoxville ranks No. 8 on America’s Favorite Cities list

Knoxville has earned its spot on another list, this time Travel + Leisure’s America’s Favorite Cities.

The city was praised by the magazine’s readers for its natural beauty and friendly atmosphere, and the magazine noted Knoxville’s diverse barbecue and live entertainment options.

Winners were selected based on a Travel + Leisure survey that accepted nominations and rated cities in more than 65 categories, including affordability, notable restaurants and public parks. The survey was open between October 2015 and April 2016. Cities, defined as governed bodies with populations over 100,000, were ranked by average score.

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