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Chattanooga has charisma to spare. With world-class rock climbing, hiking, cycling and water-sports opportunities, it's one of the South's best cities for outdoorsy types. It's gorgeous, too: just check out those views from the Bluff View Art District! It's also remarkably eco-forward, with free electric buses, miles of well-used waterfront trails, and pedestrian bridges crossing the Tennessee River. All this makes it hard to credit its reputation in the 1960s as America's dirtiest city.


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Best Neighborhoods

From taking in an art show downtown to exploring Civil War and Reconstruction history in the North Shore, these are Chattanooga's best neighborhoods.

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Day Trips

Chattanooga is the perfect Tennessee home base to plan winter day trips to countless regional destinations like Nashville, Atlanta and Knoxville.

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If you're curious how to navigate Chattanooga while you're visiting, we have all the details on how to get around the Scenic City.

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Free Things to Do

All aboard the budget-friendly express train to Chattanooga! Enjoy a cut-price vacation with our insider tips on the best free things to do in Scenic City.

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