Strategically situated in the Southeastern United States, Bristol Tennessee-Virginia is a twin city located directly on the Tennessee-Virginia state line. Bristol is part of the metropolitan statistical area of Bristol, Johnson City and Kingsport, commonly called the Tri-Cities. This dedication to work carries over into recreation and enjoyment of the city's beautiful surroundings. The area is nestled within national forests that bloom gloriously in the spring, with plenty of wide open spaces for hiking, picnics, golf and camping. Hundreds of acres of the most beautiful lakes imaginable are found here. The uniqueness of this area can especially be seen in the autumn, too, when the turning colors of the foliage become a photographer's paradise. Bristol is an area to enjoy with 4 distinct seasons all in moderation. The average spring and summer temperatures are a warm and sunny 78 F and in the fall and winter a mild 38 F, with a few snowflakes to cover the breathtaking mountain scenery. With more than 30 parks and recreational venues and the overwhelming natural beauty of the area, Bristol offers many opportunities for both nature and sports enthusiasts. Bristol residents have the luxury of experiencing all 4 seasons while enjoying the national forests, clean lakes, beautiful parks and mountains surrounding the twin city. Bristol also offers many community events and attractions.