Chattanooga, TN Visitor
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jul 3, 2012 9:01 AM Last Post By: Usher73
Jun 26, 2012 7:27 PM
Chattanooga, TN VisitorI am not sure if this is the right place to post this, so mods feel free to move it. I am a young (mid 20's) professional that will be visiting Chattanooga this summer for a month. I will be spending time there for work, but plan on having some free time that I'd like to use wisely. Anyone have any suggestions as to things to do, places to see, where to eat would be greatly appreciated. I will have a car and most of my free time will likely be in the evenings and on the weekends. Any help and suggestions is appreciated! This is my first trip to TN and I would like to live it up as best as I can in that time period. I will be there from the end of July to about mid-end of August.
Jun 26, 2012 9:57 PM
In Chattanooga, the four things I can think of are the Chattanooga and Chickamauga battlefields (crucially important during the civil war), Rock City (which should be "seen," they tell me), the Tow Truck Hall of Fame (you cannot make this stuff up ), and the aquarium.
You are quite close to the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, a must for you, I should think. You are close enough to Nashville that you should consider spending a lot of time there--the music's great, and the nightlife in general. Atlanta is also within easy reach, as is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When the students come back in late August, Knoxville has a good college scene, if you haven't outgrown that yet.
For more ideas, check out FAQ 287, which I just finished this weekend.
Jun 27, 2012 6:17 AM
3There are many outdoor activities in the area. Hiking, climbing, camping, mountain biking, hang-gliding, white water are all big here. There is a fairly vibrant music scene, museums etc. And there are cool eateries all over the place. Not to be missed are the aquarium and battlefields. I am a transplant here from LA. That's lower Alabama. My wife and I love this place.
Jun 29, 2012 8:38 AM
4Just outside (to the west) is the "Grand Canyon" of the Tennessee River.
South in Alabama is Little River Canyon NP and the lost luggage store.
Just north is the Cumberland Plateau with caves, canyons and waterfalls.
It's been several years but my favs were Bea’s Restaurant. 4500 Dodds Ave. It's like an all you can eat southern food buffett set in the middle of your table on a lazy susan that you share with 8 other people. Our other favorite place was City Cafe Diner. 901 Carter St in downtown. It's diner food and the pies are AMAZING.
Enjoy your time!
Jul 3, 2012 8:44 AM
5Awesome! Thank you all for the suggestions. I have been reading a lot about some of the places you all mentioned. I'll make sure to add them to the list. Any other fun eatery spots that anyone can recommend by name are appreciate. Who doesn't love to eat?
And yes, I plan on spending some time in Nashville, so that's definitely a goal of mine.
Jul 3, 2012 9:01 AM
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