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Things to do in Chattanooga

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Aquarium
“My family LOVES going to the aquarium! From Chattanooga’s northshore, you can walk there by crossing the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge, or you can take a short ride on the FREE electric shuttle. If you visit during warm weather with your kids, be sure to bring along the kids’ swimsuits or change of clothes, as there’s a fairly large water play area outside the entrances to the aquarium buildings! ”
  • 124 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“If you enjoy museums, the Hunter is a worthwhile visit, featuring US colonial art through modern day.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Bar
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“Another local favorite in the Southside district, between St. Elmo and downtown. Their food and drink menu is worth the visit! They also have a great patio area for when the weather is nice.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Park
“Visitors can walk the pedestrian bridge to downtown, play frisbee, see the river, ride the carousel, splash in the fountain, or explore the many places to shop and eat. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Ruby provides a gorgeous scenery of Chattanooga, and of one of the biggest waterfalls in the country that’s located “inside” of a rock! Definitely worth a visit!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cozy little happening tavern with great food and drink. One of the best burgers in town.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good food. Great ambiance. Lunch or nightlife - you can’t go wrong at Clyde’s. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ (Reservations recommended or first come first serve bar) Sprawling, industrial-chic space offering modern American eats, craft cocktails & an oyster bar.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Off Frazier Ave in Northshore. My favorite is the tortilla soup, but plenty of creative taco options! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The food is to die for! This place is great for a fancy date night. Prepare to be swept away by how good the meals are. Everything is in-season and local. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Great place to stroller and check out epic views, half the fun is taking in the magnificent homes on the short drive to the park!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Train
“Easy and fun trip for the whole family. Lots of history and amazing views of Chattanooga!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Small upper scale shopping with a few restaurants. Public House is our favorite for lunch or dinner”
  • 38 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Awesome breakfast spot and although sometimes the wait can be long it is totally worth it. Great vegan options as well.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Bar
“At the edge of the UTC campus downtown Chatt. OMG--AMAZING breakfast. A cozy place but worth whatever the weekend wait to get in. Of course, they are open for other meals and drinks as well (2 a.m. on the weekends).”
  • 36 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“If you want a good burger come here! They have all types, turkey, lamb, veggie, and of course beef. Don’t leave without a milkshake though:) 25 minutes away - just before you go into downtown & near Warehouse Row shopping area ”
  • 33 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Another local favorite in the Southside district, between St. Elmo and downtown. Their food and drink menu is worth the visit! They also have a great patio area for when the weather is nice.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Bar
“Cozy little happening tavern with great food and drink. One of the best burgers in town.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bar
“Good food. Great ambiance. Lunch or nightlife - you can’t go wrong at Clyde’s. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ (Reservations recommended or first come first serve bar) Sprawling, industrial-chic space offering modern American eats, craft cocktails & an oyster bar.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Off Frazier Ave in Northshore. My favorite is the tortilla soup, but plenty of creative taco options! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“The food is to die for! This place is great for a fancy date night. Prepare to be swept away by how good the meals are. Everything is in-season and local. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Awesome breakfast spot and although sometimes the wait can be long it is totally worth it. Great vegan options as well.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Bar
“At the edge of the UTC campus downtown Chatt. OMG--AMAZING breakfast. A cozy place but worth whatever the weekend wait to get in. Of course, they are open for other meals and drinks as well (2 a.m. on the weekends).”
  • 36 locals recommend

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