Fall in Chattanooga’s Naturehood – the urban core surrounded by easily accessible mountains, rivers and scenic beauty – is filled with spectacular color displays, wondrous natural assets, entertainment, neighborhoods bursting with outdoor fun and activities and thrilling Halloween experiences.
Chattanooga is a top destination, rated one of 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler readers. TripAdvisor named the Scenic City one of 14 Idyllic Fall Family Vacations in the U.S. in 2019, while Orbitz selected Chattanooga as one of five Best Leaf-peeping RV Trips for Fall. The Scenic City is the first city voted twice as “Best Town Ever” in Outside magazine.
See why when you visit Chattanooga this season. Fall in Chattanooga is ideal for walks on the Tennessee Riverwalk and Walnut Street Bridge; hikes on one of 50 trails located within a 30-minute drive of downtown; mountain, gravel and road biking; floating, paddling or surfing the Tennessee River; and hang-gliding over acres of brilliant foliage.
Park the car and easily navigate the compact, safe and vibrant downtown by foot, free electric shuttle or Bike Share System. Other popular experiences like the wondrous attractions on Lookout Mountain are less than 15 minutes from downtown.
Chattanooga is experienced best when you spend a few days and take time to enjoy your visit. Many of our accommodations provide special fall, family or romantic packages that will save money for you and your favorite traveling companions.