Chattanooga Vacations

Chattanooga, Tennessee’s fourth largest metropolis, is a true jewel of the American South. The city, which got its start as commercial boomtown and a Civil War rail hub, has undergone a major transformation over the past two decades. The previously dilapidated downtown is now home to a variety of cultural, historical and recreational activities. Be ... Read more
sure to visit the Tennessee Aquarium, which offers both fresh and saltwater exhibits and is housed in an architectural masterpiece. Also not to be missed are the Hunter Museum of American Art, with its masterful collections and fantastic views, and the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, built in recognition of Chattanooga as the home of the tow truck. Some of the area's best offerings are natural, namely Rock City, a beautiful site that shows off bizarre rock formations and a wide variety of local plants, and Ruby Falls, a huge waterfall located in an underground cavern. Both of these sites are located on (or within) Lookout Mountain, the region's prominent terrain feature. The city’s renaissance has turned it into a center of culture and vibrancy, so lace up your dancing shoes and start doing that choo-choo!
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  • Tennessee Aquarium
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  • Walnut Street Bridge
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  • Ruby Falls
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  • Coolidge Park
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Woodstock, Georgia, USA

Awesome town. So much to do! It's grown a lot since I used to come here when I was a kid. Lots of local eateries, breweries, and fun things to check out on top of the nature attractions close by.

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Chattanooga attractions are world-class with breathtaking views surrounding you everywhere you turn. Whether you want to take in a play or concert, visit an amazing museum, be a part of the nightlife, enjoy the outdoors or experience a piece of history, it’s all here.

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Rossville

Chattanooga, TN is such a beautiful city with lots of things to do. Especially downtown.

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Burns, Kansas

This is a fun city to visit and a beautiful drive through the Cherokee National Forest. It's only 60 miles but will take a couple of hours because of mountain driving. I highly recommend Aretha Frankenstein's. It is a very small restaurant but serves awesome food. It will take a good 2 hours to eat if you don't have to wait long for a table.

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Great city! Tons of awesome place to eat. Great downtown with awesome outdoors offerings just outside of the city

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Austin, Texas, USA

In 1969, Walter Cronkite reported on EPA's decision that Chattanooga was the dirtiest city in America. But visitors would never guess it today. The city has made significant eco-friendly legislation since the '60s and is now a crown jewel of sustainable living and green business. Stroll through the newly renovated waterfront area, including a five-mile riverwalk, several family parks, pedestrian bridges and bike paths. Other attractions include an internationally renowned aquarium, hip boutique shops in the North Shore neighborhood, art districts and museums, like Bluff View, and Ruby Falls, the world's largest underground waterfall.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA

Chattanooga is in a prime location for outdoor activities while still having a good size town to find coffee and awesome food in. Lookout Mountain is a good day trip up the crazy 30 degree angle train, you can go on a private caving trip at Raccoon Mountain with the awesome tour guides, hike in the smokys or hang out in the park on the river. Nice little town to hang out in!

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Pittsburgh
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Great place to go hiking. Only open to public two weekends a month. Very beautiful and a fun place to take pictures. Hiking off the path can get difficult but is worth the views.

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Kennesaw, Georgia, USA

What's not to like? Great scenery surrounded by the mountains and the Tennessee River running through. The museums are wonderful and there are great tourist things to do. Finally, an excellent range of restaurants to enjoy.

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Melbourne, Florida

Chattanooga is a wonderful city with many unforgetable attractions. In my opinion, the Tennessee Aquarium, located in the downtown area, is one of the best aquariums in the nation. Also the downtown
IMax 3D theatre is worth a visit for they are always showing great movies in 3D. And if you have the time, check out the Chattanooga riverfront. You won't be disappointed.

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