Chattanooga is just two hours southeast of Nashville, nestled along the winding banks of the Tennessee River. It’s a charming city with a quietly booming industry. The locals are driven by their love of the arts and outdoors. Is it time for you to plan a trip?
- There’s always a festival happening downtown
The whole world knows about Bonnaroo Music Festival, which takes place just outside of town. Locals know that Chattanooga hosts multiple local fairs and festivals with great music of all genres. Explore local events and find the right one for you.
- History is made in Chattanooga
Chickmauga Battlefield Museum and Relics draws a steady stream of history buffs to experience their exhibits and walk the grounds where history was made during the American Civil War.
- Chattanooga is a well-known rock climbing destination
Tennessee doesn’t have immense mountains like Colorado or Utah, but Lookout Mountain is filled with a surprising amount of amazing stone walls for climbing. Chattanooga always has multiple indoor climbing facilities that cater to climbers of all skill levels, including visiting families who are looking for a fun and exciting challenge.
- Dogs are welcome!
Chattanooga has an outdoorsy vibe that makes dogs feel welcome from the trails to downtown. Many bars even offer outdoor seating with dog-friendly patios. Did you know that Best Western has more than 1,600 pet-friendly locations in North America alone? Bring your whole family on your next trip.
- The locals know the way to your heart
Fantastic local restaurants offer fresh ingredients and everything from barbecue to French cuisine. The city has a wide palate and a habit of sourcing ingredients from local farms.
- Music moves the city
Tennessee has also provided rhythm for the rest of the country and Chattanooga keeps that culture alive. JJ’s Bohemia is a trendy local venue which was recently named a “Top 100 American Music Venue” by Consequence of Sound.
- Art in abundance
Artists are flocking to Chattanooga. The city’s hospitable personality fosters creativity and inspires beauty. Whether you are an aspiring artist looking for a supportive culture or you are an aficionado seeking beautiful pieces, there is a place waiting for you in Chattanooga.
- Breweries are popping up everywhere
It comes as no surprise that Chattanooga’s love for good food would be paired with a passion for good beer. Check out Big River Grille and Brewing Works or any number of other local breweries for a delicious and unique drink.
- It’s a great place for kids
Chattanooga is more than just fun for kids to say. A great local zoo and the Tennessee Aquarium are two main attractions for local and visiting families. Your kids will be talking about Chattanooga for a long time.
- Adventures are everywhere
If you’re looking for an amazing local adventure with little to no crowds, look no further than Raccoon Mountain. The area is filled with lush trails and brave explores will venture into the 5+ miles of stone caves.
- Ride the Incline Railway
The Incline Railway is a 19th century steel railway which climbs from the foothills to the peak of Lookout Mountain. The tracks are set at a dizzying 72 percent grade, making a for an exciting ride and a stunning view.
- You’ll want to come back again and again
Chattanooga is a city you’ll daydream about when you get home. It’s one-of-a-kind culture and beautiful scenery will have you coming back soon. Best Western Rewards members earn points when they travel, including instant rewards like 10 percent off when you book at bestwestern.com. Sign up today and Go. Get. Rewarded.