Things To Do In Chattanooga Tennessee Attractions

 

We begin our trip by driving thru the beautiful streets of Downtown along the popular Board Street, where you can see the some of the modern architecture of Chattanooga

Tennessee Aquarium

At the very edge of downtown you can’t miss the beautiful Tennessee Aquarium which is home to more than 12,000 animals and has been recognized as one of the best aquariums in the country.

Tennessee River

The biggest attraction is the beautiful Tennessee River, which runs along the city and offers plenty of activities. There is something to do on the river for everyone to enjoy. From a simple walk to bike riding alongside the river’s edge to kayak and paddle-board. The river is the perfect spot to wind down and relax.

Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge

In the middle of the river you’ll find the famous Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge, Built in 1890, the Bridge was the first to connect Chattanooga downtown with North Chattanooga. On the afternoon you’ll find street performers and is a quiet space to get some ice cream and enjoy the view’s of the modern Hunter Museum of American Art.

Bluff View Art District

Not far from the bridge you’ll find the Bluff View Art District, a trendy area with tons of street art, galleries, museums and restaurants. The arts district stretches over 1.5 city blocks, set high atop stone cliffs that plunge into the river below. Grab a cup of coffee and explore the many statues and parks or get a bite in one of the many trendy restaurants.

Chattanooga Choo Choo

When it comes to nightlife Chattanooga offers a variety of options for all tastes. From whiskey distilleries and bars to laid back open spaces, the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo is a perfect spot to begin your evening. The historic Train station converted into a hotel houses a couple of restaurants and bars and has a beautiful historic architecture.

Ruby Falls

No trip will be complete to Chattanooga without visiting the famous Ruby Falls. The historic Ruby Falls are the tallest and deepest underground waterfall in the US. Accidentally discovered by Leo Lambert in 1928, the beautiful falls are named after his wife Ruby and instantly became a popular attraction since 1929. More than half a million people visit this beautiful site every year. Make sure you either book online or arrive early and prepare for a lovely two-hour walking tour.

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

After visiting Ruby falls, the best thing to do is to continue driving through the Appalachian Mountains’ beautiful windy roads. You see the change of scenery from the city and feel the natural breeze of the threes. The road takes you up to the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, a funicular that is over 125 years old with a magnificent view.   

Point Park

Point Park Chattanooga

Not far from the Incline Railway, you’ll find the well preserved Point park. A  historic civil war site commonly referred to as the battle above the clouds. The park features a civil war monument, artillery exhibits, and a beautiful view of the city.

Rock City

Rock City Chattanooga

Another attraction on Lookout mountain is the Rock City gardens where you can enjoy a natural trail with beautiful views.

Sculpture Fields at Montague Park

We truly enjoyed our weekend in Chattanooga, from trendy design districts to mountain trails there is something in Chattanooga for everyone to enjoy. As we were driving out of the city we spotted the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park

Where we enjoyed one last stroll in the city.  Travelers don’t miss your chance if you ever get to visit this iconic city in Tennessee. Enjoy the best things to do in Chattanooga TN.