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Pride and Places in Chattanooga

In Chattanooga, we’ve got the reputation of being aggressively welcoming. And that “welcome to Chattanooga” is extended to everyone—no matter your faith, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender. With our beautiful scenic views, variety of live music and restaurants, you’re sure to find the…

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Our Summer PLAYlist | Things to do this Summer

Check out Chattanooga Tourism Co. staff's summer PLAYlist! These are our go-to’s for exploring the Chattanooga area in the summer when the sun is hot, the drinks are cold, and the creeks + evening jams are just beckoning you to visit. And who knows, you just might discover some hits you want to put…

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Favorite Ways to Explore Chattanooga with the People You Love

Some might call us Chattanoogans aggressively welcoming—like it’s a bad thing? Ask us where to eat or what you can’t miss and we’re more than happy to give you tips on how to experience the authentic Scenic City. Whether it’s a night on the town with their special someone, a day of adventure with…

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Ask a Local: Jason Bowers

Tell us about yourself. I’m the owner of The Bitter Alibi and The Daily Ration in Chattanooga. I’ve been here 16 years...with a wife, a kid and roots so deep it would be impossible to leave. What are some of your favorite fall and/or winter meals? I can be a basic guy when it comes to the warm…

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Ask a Local: The Chattanooga Elf

Who is the Chattanooga Elf and how did you end up in Chattanooga? I became an official Elf in December of 2017. I asked Papa Elf to assign me to Chattanooga because of the people, the southern hospitality, and the sweet tea. I’m here, trying to make people smile by spreading Christmas cheer…

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Ask a Local: Kasey Swindell

Tell us about yourself. I am the Director of Sales at Moxy Chattanooga which brought me to the Scenic City. I am on the board for the Ridgedale Community Association where I live with my Schnauzer-poodle Rudy. We moved to Chattanooga in April of 2018, and it instantly felt like home! What are your…

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From Vanlife to Home

Why We Chose Chattanooga | Chris & Sara Pochiba Over the last few years, we’ve traveled to 49 states by van and seen an incredible number of small towns, major cities, and mountain ranges along the way. While we've fallen in love with a seemingly infinite number of places across this beautiful…

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Ask a Local: K9 Gunther

What do you do for work? I am the only Vapor Wake K9 who works with the Chattanooga Police Department. As a Vapor Wake dog, I’m specially trained to detect 20-plus explosives odors when they are in motion or in a static environment. I provide ongoing and randomized K9 sweeps of various venues and…

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Chattanooga

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we spoke with some members of Chattanooga’s Latino community to find out what they love about living in Chattanooga. Hear from them about where to eat, what to do, and hidden Chattanooga secrets you should check out. What do you love about Chattanooga? Marco…

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