I moved to Chattanooga right after graduating with my undergraduate degree, fondly nicknaming it my first “Adult Hometown.” Rich in Civil War history and known for its scenic valleys, Chattanooga is thriving with locally owned eateries, waterholes and start-up’s. In the last 20 years, Tennessee state leaders have driven efforts to transform the former manufacturing hub into a city awarded for its outdoor activities and lifestyle.
To experience all Chattanooga has to offer, stay, eat and play in Downtown Chattanooga. Downtown Chattanooga offers access to the river, hiking, museums and extraordinary food. In this guide, you will find a 3-day, 2-night itinerary featuring all locally owned establishments and businesses, that I have personally tested (multiple times.) Chattanooga is definitely worth the weekend, and then a second trip. Enjoy!