|Dear friends and neighbors. Can you feel the love?
We sure hope so, because we all LOVE Bristol – and more importantly – Bristol misses you! I know we are practicing physical distancing, but Bristol just can’t help but touch each other! Bristol TN and Bristol VA reach out and touch each other on that state line all day, every day.But that’s okay, because that’s what makes us so unique. And we know many of you are anxious to visit and discover Bristol – to be able to share in our unique experience! But right now, nothing is more important than your health and safety. We hope that while you are staying closer to home and thinking about your next opportunity to travel once the health situation safely allows, you are learning as much about Bristol as you can during these quiet times: www.DiscoverBristol.com. We’re doing a lot of thinking too, closely monitoring how COVID-19 is impacting our city. As of today, many Bristol attractions, museums and restaurants are temporarily closed or operating on a limited basis to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Most importantly, please know that #BristolStands2gether. To stay informed please visit our Coronavirus Info and Resources page to learn more.
Are we disappointed? Of course. Bringing visitors to discover Bristol is our job. But right now, we know the right thing is to encourage you to distance socially and support locally.
We will get through this! We are innovative, creative, caring and thoughtful. Most importantly, we’re all in this together. Let’s have some fun while we ride out the storm. Here are a few ways:
- Distance socially, stay connected and support locally! Stay tuned into our social media while maintaining your distance: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
- Learn about our incredible music heritage here in Bristol – the Birthplace of Country Music. Listen to Radio Bristol.
- Stay tuned for the rescheduled, thrilling and immensely popular NASCAR Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway!
- Enjoy our incredible outdoors! Check this list to find our city parks, hiking and biking trails, campgrounds and the best fishing spots in the country.
This new format for delivering updates is likely unexpected, just like the incredible experience you will have when the right time to travel again presents itself.
Know that until then, we’re still here taking care of business, so when you’re ready to visit again, you will be so pleased with all that Bristol has to offer.
We will be here waiting for you,
The Discover Bristol Tourism Team