Chattanooga, Tennessee is a lovely city packed with beautiful scenery, historic buildings, delicious restaurants and endless adventure. We were limited to 48 hours in the Nooga, so we hustled through some of the most fun experiences. Y’all, I didn’t realize how close Chattanooga was to numerous southeastern cities! It’s just within 2 hours of Nashville, Atlanta, Knoxville and Birmingham. Definitely worth a weekend excursion if you’re close by! chattanooga travel guide
Where to stay :
[right]Easily in the best location, The Chattanoogan Hotel combines convenience and luxury which made our stay in Chattanooga relaxing and so effortless!The hotel staff was helpful and assisted us in every way possible. They were integral in making our stay pleasant and worry free!
For reference, the Hotel is located in Chattanooga’s Southside district, which is surrounded by countless restaurants, bars and activities. This hotel itself is HUGE, and has a pool area, spa, bar, restaurant and outdoor fire pit.
Our king sized bedroom was very spacious and had a nice view of the Main Terrain Art Park outside. You could even see the mountain ranges in the distance.
I had a long drive on the way to Chattanooga. I left Augusta early in the afternoon and headed to Rome, GA where James was on rotations. Together, we made the drive to Chattanooga. The comfortable accommodations and tasty charcuterie were much appreciated after being in the car for 6 hours! [/right]
[right] One of my favorite hotel amenities included The Chattanoogan Hotel’s heated pool and hot tub area with attached sauna and steam room. Coupled with the outdoor fire pit, we had the best atmosphere for relaxation! Since Chattanooga is surrounded by hikes and outdoorsy activities, having a place to recover is essential! [/right]
What to do:
[right]Within Lookout Mountain you have 3 attractions: Ruby Falls, Rock City and the Incline Railway
- Incline Highway
It’s exactly what it sounds like! Known as America’s most amazing mile, the incline highway is a trolley system that climbs up to Lookout Mountain at a 72% grade.
- Rock City
A fun stroll through enchanted forests, caves and beautiful rock formations will lead you to some great views! Here you can see the formation, Lover’s Leap. There is also a viewing area where 7 states are visible on an clear day.
- Ruby Falls
One of Chattanooga’s top tourist attractions, Ruby Falls offers a breathtaking view of the country’s largest and deepest underground waterfall. On the way to the falls, you’ll see countless geological formations throughout the caverns. [/right]
Chattanooga is well know for its plentiful indoor and outdoor climbing options. High Point Climbing gym is one of the coolest in the country! If you have interest in climbing, definitely check it out! They even have a climbing portion that is outside.
Right across the street from High Point Climbing Gym is the Tennessee Aquarium which features the rich biodiversity of southeastern aquatic animals. The Chattanoogan Hotel has a package deal that includes tickets to the Tennessee Aquarium!
[left][/left][right]There is so much history and culture surrounding whiskey in the south! Experiencing the process of creating and manufacturing various whiskeys was such a fun activity. The tour included 6 tastings of the Chattanooga Whiskey which was just yum! [/right]
Home to Anthropologie, Hemline and Lululemon, as well as local boutiques, Warehouse Row is an adorable building with a beautiful aesthetic.
Where to Eat and Drink:
Urban Stack: Out of the box Burgers that taste delightful and an awesome whiskey selection!
Public House: Classic farm to table southern food and great cocktails!
Best Sunday brunch buffet! Numerous gourmet options during brunch and bottomless mimosas are also included. Oh and their dessert selection is absolutely perfect!
For homemade gelato, delicious coffee and tasty popsicles. Adorable decorations on the inside too!
Five minutes from Lookout Mountain, Hillbilly Willy’s offers huge portions of BBQ that are so satisfying!
The most adorable tea and herb shop! Just a great spot to hang out and enjoy a tea beverage. My favorite was the Iced Matcha Latte!
Craft beers and innovative cocktails surrounded by an awesome atmosphere! The styling of this bar is incredible!
Have you ever visited Chattanooga? Let me know if there are any MUST SEE places that I should add to my Chattanooga Travel Guide!