Chattanooga, Tennessee has been a popular tourist destination for a long time now because of its many attractions. The Civil War and the historic railways have generated museums, memorials and landmarks throughout the town. Interestingly, the place is not all ancient and antique! Today, Chattanooga is more renowned for its revitalized downtown area. Specialty shops and restaurants fill the city center. Modernized transit network allows for easy access to and from Chattanooga. And as a bonus package, the proximity of the Tennessee River provides visitors with a scenic view.
Getting there. There are many ways to reach Chattanooga. If you prefer to ride a plane, you will arrive at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, which is east of downtown. The airport is located approximately within 20 minutes of all city destinations. If you prefer to ride a car, you will need to drive on Interstates 75 and 24. If you want a more unique way of traveling that is by boat you will need to pass by the Tennessee River to reach the town of Chattanooga.
Getting around town. Getting from one place to another around the town is easy. To move around town, take advantage of the shuttle. The Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) operates an electric shuttle that can help you go around downtown Chattanooga for free. You may also opt to rent a car travel at your own pleasure. Buses, taxis and limos are also readily available.
Places to see. When visiting Chattanooga, make sure you see and experience the following attractions: the Chattanooga railway museums and learn why the railway has been immortalized into a song; the run-down area of North shore and see how it has been completely remade thanks to a rebuilding project; the boutique and restaurant-filled St. Elmo, which is located at the bottom of Lookout Mountain; the Tennessee River Walk to relax and experience the amazing scenery. You may also do hiking or biking along trails, rock climbing on one of the mountain faces and rafting down the Ocoee River if you are up for adventures.
Places to stay. However, a vacation is never complete without a nice place to stay. Just follow these simple steps and your luxurious home-while-away-from-home is yours.
Contact the Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at telephone number (800) 322-3344 or visit their Web site at chattanoogafun.com and inquire about the following places.
- The Bluff View Art District houses numerous luxury bed-and-breakfast options.
- If you want fireplaces and hot tubs coupled with great views, the Lookout Mountain has many cabins available for rent.
- At the heart of Chattanooga are 4- and 5-star hotel accommodations boasting of exercise room, pool or sauna. While some have more historic feel, others have modern designs.
Depending on your budget, interests and intent, choose the best lodging
place for you and your companion. Book online if the establishment
allows so, and there you have it, your home-away-from-home!
So if you want to live through past and present, see nature in its glory
and experience the train ride of your life, Chattanooga is your