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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
“An awesome aquarium for fresh and salt water animal life. They also have a greenhouse tropical setting with birds and can touch the sting rays if you want.”
  • 126 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.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Park
“This is a gorgeous spot to enjoy the river. There are huge fountains for kids to play in as well as a carousel. Lots of good eating close by.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Explore the fascinating underground caves and waterfalls. Ruby Falls is the nations tallest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public in the United States. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cozy little happening tavern with great food and drink. One of the best burgers in town.”
  • 63 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! ”
  • 58 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
“Take a ride on the famous incline railway to the top of Lookout Mountain. At the top, enjoy the gorgeous panoramic views of the Chattanooga Valley, learn about the area's civil war history and also its natural beauty. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Small upper scale shopping with a few restaurants. Public House is our favorite for lunch or dinner”
  • 37 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
“Variety of great food at good prices and an extensive beer, wine, & cocktail list. Chill spot for groups or couples. ”
  • 38 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.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Bar
“Cozy little happening tavern with great food and drink. One of the best burgers in town.”
  • 63 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! ”
  • 58 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
“Variety of great food at good prices and an extensive beer, wine, & cocktail list. Chill spot for groups or couples. ”
  • 38 locals recommend

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