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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
“Want to venture out? The Tennessee Aquarium is just a short 30 minute drive away. ”
  • 115 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.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great place to support the arts and enjoy views of the Tennessee River in the heart of downtown.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Park
“Coolidge Park, located on the city’s North Shore, is one place where you can overlook the beautiful Tennessee River, play in an interactive water fountain, stroll across on one of the world’s largest pedestrian bridges-the Walnut Street Bridge, test your skills at rock climbing, picnic with your family in plenty of open green spaces, admire a military memorial and even ride a tiger on the 100-year old restored antique carousel. Coolidge Park is adjacent to local entertainment, art galleries, shops, and restaurants and serves as a venue for numerous concerts, festivals and special events. It is also part of the Tennessee Riverwalk, a 13-mile long public greenway that runs along the Tennessee River – from the Southern Belle Riverboat to Chickamauga Dam. In 2006 The Peace Grove was added to Coolidge Park. It is a circular landscape of trees planted to represent each of Chattanooga’s Sister Cities and celebrate the city’s global friendships around the world. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best burger I have ever found. Also great beer selection. A Chattanooga must. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great local place for delicious Mexican food. The owners have other eateries, as well. Each are unique in their offerings and their eclectic decor. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great bar/food and live music most weekends. Walking distance from our townhome”
  • 48 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Located over 1120 feet beneath the surface, Ruby Falls is the nation’s largest and deepest waterfall open the public. Take the guided tour through the caverns to see this magnificent 145-foot underground waterfall and amazing rock formations alongside. After your visit to the cave, enjoy the view from our Lookout Mountain Tower, allow children to play on the playground, go zip lining at the ZIPstream Aerial Adventure, visit the gift shops or grab a bite to eat. Visit www.rubyfalls.com for more information.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Train
“Easy and fun trip for the whole family. Lots of history and amazing views of Chattanooga!”
  • 33 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.”
  • 46 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!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Incredible burgers. They have a gluten free bun option and great vegetarian options as well! Wonderful service and an expansive menu!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Nature
“Beautiful underground water falls. Incredible view of Chattanooga from their scenic tower.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This former Civil War site now houses a collection of high-end retail stores, restaurants & offices. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bridge
“Chattanooga is known for this pedestrian walking bridge. It connects the city's River Front area to the North Shore area. Both offer lots to do, including plenty of tourist type shops and activities. ”
  • 39 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.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Bar
“Best burger I have ever found. Also great beer selection. A Chattanooga must. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great local place for delicious Mexican food. The owners have other eateries, as well. Each are unique in their offerings and their eclectic decor. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bar/food and live music most weekends. Walking distance from our townhome”
  • 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.”
  • 46 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
Burger Joint
“Incredible burgers. They have a gluten free bun option and great vegetarian options as well! Wonderful service and an expansive menu!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“They serve fabulous gelato, sorbet, baked goods, and breakfast... all made from scratch. They even grind their own coffee. ”
  • 34 locals recommend

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