Chattanooga Keeps Getting Better & Better
If you have never been to Chattanooga, or you’ve been here many times, you will find that the Scenic City just keeps getting better and better. There’s never been a more exciting time to visit.
Chattanooga is well-known for our incredible scenery, world-class attractions, outdoor adventures, riverside parks, live music, restaurants to please every palate, exciting sporting events, rich history, thriving arts scene, shopping and many diverse annual events.
Adventures In Chattanooga
The city is nestled on the banks of the Tennessee River and is surrounded by the scenic Lookout and Signal Mountains and Missionary Ridge, as well as numerous mountains beyond that. This landscape provides hundreds of miles of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, trail running, whitewater rafting, kayaking, standup paddle boarding and more.
While visiting Chattanooga, the Downtown District is a great place to start. It’s very compact, vibrant and animated. You can park your car and navigate the city easily on foot, on the free electric shuttle or by using our public bicycle transit system available 24/7. This makes it easy to get from your hotel to the downtown restaurants or to some of our most popular attractions like the Tennessee Aquarium & IMAX 3D Theater, Creative Discovery Museum, Hunter Museum of American Art, Bluff View Arts District, Coolidge Park and AT&T Field where the Chattanooga Lookouts play.
Less than six miles from downtown, you can quickly get to Lookout Mountain where you will find some of our most iconic attractions like Rock City Gardens, Ruby Falls, Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park and the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway.
Music and Entertainment
The bustling music and entertainment scene provides year-round fun at Track 29, Rhythm & Brews, Tivoli Theater and at a variety of events and festivals located throughout the city. Here is a short list of our year-round annual events. For a complete list of events, check out our Events Calendar.
• Rock City’s Shamrock City
• 4 Bridges Arts Festival
• Rock City’s Fairytale Nights
• Spring Break Safari
• Chattanooga Film Festival
• Jazzanooga (month long)
• Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga Triathlon
• Nightfall Concert Series (May-Sept)
• Chattanooga Market (May-Dec)
• Chattanooga Choo Choo Jazz Festival
• Riverbend Festival, 9-day music festival
• Rock City’s Southern Blooms Festival
• Riverfront Nights Music Series (Aug-Sept)
• Pops on the River & other July 4th Fireworks
• Southern Brewers Festival
• USA Cycling National Championships
• 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge
Chattanooga Wednesday Market
Due to the popularity of their Sunday Market and River Market, the Chattanooga Market group has added a Wednesday market. This weekly market will be smaller & more intimate than the other markets with a laid-back feel and will feature live acoustic music, fresh produce and local food truck eateries.
Tennessee Aquarium opened a brand new otter exhibit with three times the otters in three times the space. The new exhibit takes animal interaction to a new level for aquariums and will create photos so cute you’ll have to start a new Pinterest page. The new otters are "now playing" at the Tennessee Aquarium.
How to get here: We're conveniently located at the intersection of three major interstates (I-75, I-24 & I-59) and Chattanooga's airport, just 15 minutes from downtown, offers non-stop and one-stop air service to thousands of worldwide connections. Nicknamed the Scenic City, Chattanooga is surrounded by mountains and is nestled on the banks of the Tennessee River. We're a safe, walkable and have an intense, compact and vibrant downtown. Once here, you can park your car and navigate downtown on the free electric shuttle or ride one of the 300 bikes in the public Bicycle Transit System that's available 24/7.
Between the Downtown, NorthShore and Southside Districts, you'll get to experience world-famous hot-spots like the revitalized riverfront, Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Bluff View Arts District, Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga Zoo; cultural & historical attractions; shopping; and our vibrant nightlife that includes events and festivals Oktoberfest, Enchanted Garden of Lights, as well as live music at Track 29, Rhythm & Brews and more.
Less than 15 minutes from the heart of the city, you can explore Rock City Gardens, Ruby Falls, Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, Lookout Mountain Incline Railway and the Tennessee Valley Railroad.
Start planning your getaway and find out about our great hotel and attraction packages at www.chattanoogafun.com or 800-322-3344.
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