Tell Your Friends & Family Where to Go - And Stay - When Visiting

Living in a city like Chattanooga means that one thing is certain: Your friends and family will always want to come visit you. After all, you’re a resident of the place that was named “Best Town Ever” twice. And while people who live elsewhere might worry about how to entertain out-of-towners, the biggest problem you’ll face is figuring out how to squeeze all the must-do activities into their visit. 

Here are a few ideas of great hotels that pair nicely with all the fun activities guests will get to do. Unless of course, you want them to stay with you. We know what you are thinking and that is exactly why we created this list!     

Show Off the Views


RiverView Inn 

Where to Play:

It’s called the Scenic City for a reason, so show your guests just how apt that name is. Head to the top of Lookout Mountain to soak in the infamous 7 States View at Rock City, at the top of the tower at Ruby Falls, or one of the easy-to-get-to overlooks such as Sunset Rock, Snooper’s Rock, Signal Point, and Stringer’s Ridge.

Have Fun with the Kids


The Read House 

Where to Play:

The great thing about Chattanooga’s kid-friendly activities is that they’re equally fun for adults. Take the kiddos to marvel at the Tennessee Aquarium, scale the rock walls at High Point Climbing & Fitness, feed the giraffes at the Chattanooga Zoo, or splash around in the Riverplay exhibit at the Creative Discovery Museum for children. 

Explore the Outdoors


The Crash Pad 

Where to Play:

Show those out-of-towners what Chattanooga is all about by taking them to one of the incredible waterfalls such as Foster Falls or Cloudland Canyon; hiking to scenic overlooks including Sunset or Snooper’s Rocks; paddling on the Tennessee River downtown or the incredibly scenic Tennessee River Gorge; or climbing and bouldering at Stone Fort, T-Wall, or Rocktown that all offer some of the top climbing in the country. 

Explore Outdoor Art and the Walnut Street Bridge


The Edwin Hotel 


Chattanooga is known for its eclectic pieces of art—and some can be found in unexpected places. Check out all the incredible sculptures around the Hunter Museum of American Art, Bluff View Art District, Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, Passageways, and Main Terrain Park. Everyone who visits Chattanooga MUST cross the Tennessee River by walking across the Walnut Street Bridge to experience some of the best scenic views of the surrounding mountains. 

Catch a Show


The Westin 

Where to Play:

Finding outdoor music festivals and holiday music in Chattanooga is almost too easy. Take them to a Broadway show at Memorial Auditorium, a concert at The Signal, catch a performance at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, or head to a restaurant that offers live music during brunch like 1885 Grill in St Elmo or The Feed. There’s also an awesome Motorcar Festival in October featuring vintage cars, races, and more. 

Enjoy a Classy Cocktail


The Dwell Hotel 

Where to Play:

Impress your visitors with an evening at one of Chattanooga’s most spectacular bars and local hotspots. Sip on a one-of-a-kind cocktail at, The Company speakeasy in The Kinley Chattanooga, Unknown Caller, or the Flying Squirrel. Or have your cocktail at a rooftop bar offering incredible views at Whiskey Thief or Paloma Bar de Tapas

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