Arts and Culture Get-A-Way

Day One

Shopping in Historic Downtown Clinton-Wander the picturesque streets of Historic Downtown Clinton and check out one of the largest antique districts in the South. In addition to antique shops, you will find a variety of home décor and clothing boutiques, cafes and eateries. It is the perfect place to find a priceless treasure, a unique item for your home or the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for-person.

A girl’s trip is not complete without a little pampering, so while you’re downtown, stop in for a facial at Honey and Company. They offer professional skincare treatments, waxing, hair services, makeup services, spray tans, LED therapy and lash lifts. Just be sure to visit their website and book your service in advance. A little self-indulgence is good! Right, ladies?

Enjoy Lunch - Also in Historic Downtown Clinton, you will find Hoskins Drug Store, an authentic 1940’s soda fountain that has a full menu complete with award-winning burgers and chocolate milk shakes. They also have a daily meat and two vegetable plate. Or you can enjoy a delicious, southern meal at Apple Blossom Café, located in the heart of downtown. The Café offers an extensive menu sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Grab a Cup of Joe – Whether you need some fuel to start your day of shopping or a little afternoon pick me up, Downtown Clinton has some great coffee shops to enjoy. From lattes and cappuccinos to cold brew and Italian cream sodas, you’re sure to find something that will do the trick.

It’s Showtime – End the day with a movie at the Historic Ritz Theater. Experience a current movie in a historical building. The best part is tickets are only $5.00! Actually, the best part is their popcorn…trust us, its buttery deliciousness!

Day Two

Check out the Appalachian Arts Craft Center-Their gallery is filled with one-of-a-kind arts and crafts made by artisan’s right here in East Tennessee. Browse their huge selection of handcrafted items including pottery, woven rugs, quilts, jewelry, paintings and so much more. Their studio offers classes for beginners to master crafters and all the equipment needed for pottery, quilting and weaving is on site and ready for you.

Go across the street and explore the Museum of Appalachia. You can immerse yourself in this living history museum that depicts life in a pioneer mountain farm-village. You can spend endless hours discovering the unique stories of the people of Appalachia. In addition to the museum, you’ll want to spend some time browsing the gift shop. It is filled with unique items from artisans throughout our region. Be sure to also check out the restaurant and save room for some home-made desserts.

Head on up the road to Clinch River Brewing where you can hang out in the cozy beer garden with a delicious craft beer and creole inspired dish. It’s a great place to kick back, relax and spend some time listening to live music, playing a board game or just shooting the breeze.

Where to Stay

Anderson County has a variety of lodging options. There are several hotels and if you have a large group, you can find several short-term rentals that can accommodate groups of any size. Find out more information about lodging at