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International Towing & Recovery Museum

Chattanooga is a city of innovators. It’s also a town with notoriously curvy roads. So it’s little wonder that the Scenic City is also the birthplace of the towing industry. You may not think about tow trucks until you're wheels are up in a ditch somewhere, but they are the unsung heroes of first…

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Friday Food Tour

If you plan your entire vacation around where to eat, this post’s for you. Get a flavor for Chattanooga’s neighborhoods by sampling the culture one bite at a time. SOUTHSIDE Once the financial hub of Chattanooga, the Southside is a collection of old warehouses and depots, many converted into hip…

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Food Tour Downtown

Technically called the Riverfront, downtown is the epicenter of Chattanooga’s redevelopment. Built in the early ‘90s the Riverwalk and Tennessee Aquarium are cornerstones of downtown’s action. This district also boasts its fair share of eateries, from fine dining to fast food. Despite heavy tourist…

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Fishing in Chattanooga

It’s one thing to see a monster catfish at the Tennessee Aquarium; it’s quite another to reel one in on 10-pound test line, warns Coast Guard captain and fishing guide Richard Simms. As owner of Scenic City Fishing Charters Simms has helped hundreds of fishermen (and women) reel in everything from…

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Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park

For locals, Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park is a place to ride bikes, hike or enjoy a picnic lunch. There’s even a popular marathon/half marathon each November, ranked third in the country by Runner’s World. But to truly grasp what happened on that hallowed ground nearly 150 years…

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Chattanooga Market

Consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation – including a top 10 nod from Frommer’s – this weekly farmers market is the real deal featuring producer-only products. That’s a fancy way of saying the person smiling behind the booth either helped make or grow what they’re selling, whether it’s…

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