Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
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Climate & Best time to visit Oak Ridge

Climate in Oak Ridge:

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Best time to visit Oak Ridge:

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is a delightful time to visit Tennessee. The weather gradually warms up, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit (15-26°C). This is an ideal season for outdoor activities such as hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, exploring botanical gardens, and visiting historic sites in Nashville and Memphis. Spring also brings blooming flowers, including dogwoods and azaleas.

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is a popular time for visitors to Tennessee. The weather is warm and sunny, with daytime temperatures often in the 80s and 90s Fahrenheit (27-37°C). This is the best time for outdoor adventures like river tubing in the Smoky Mountains, enjoying live music in Nashville's honky-tonks, and exploring Graceland in Memphis. Summer is also ideal for attending music festivals and enjoying outdoor dining.

Fall (September to November):

  • Fall is a favorite time for many visitors to Tennessee. The weather remains pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 70s to 80s Fahrenheit (21-30°C). The fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains and along the Natchez Trace Parkway turns into vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, making it ideal for scenic drives, hiking, and apple picking. Fall is also great for attending music events and exploring historic towns like Gatlinburg and Franklin.

Winter (December to February):

  • Winter in Tennessee varies by region. In the western part of the state, including Memphis, the weather is milder, with daytime temperatures often in the 40s and 50s Fahrenheit (4-15°C). In the eastern part, including the Smoky Mountains, you can experience colder weather and opportunities for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. The holiday season brings festive events and decorations.

Note on Nashville:

  • Nashville is a major attraction in Tennessee, known as the "Music City." It's a year-round destination with live music, museums, and a vibrant nightlife. Anytime is a good time to visit if you're interested in music and culture.

Note on Great Smoky Mountains:

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most-visited national parks in the U.S. The best times to visit are spring and fall for pleasant weather and beautiful landscapes.

Money & Prices

Currency in United States of America:

U.S. dollar (USD)

How expensive is a trip to Oak Ridge?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
20.70 USD
Fast food meal:
12.26 USD
Mid-range meal:
51.45 USD
Bottle of water:
1.31 USD
Soft drink:
2.55 USD
5.58 USD
Local Beer:
5.17 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
1.66 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.74 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

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General information

United States of America general information:

Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
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  • Type B (American 3-pin)

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