Come explore our favorite summer spots, and it will be easy to see why Chattanooga made Conde Nast Traveler’s 2021 Hot List of Where to Travel Next

Summer in the Scenic City is full of exploring our natural wonders, peaceful moments in nature and one-of-a-kind attractions. You’ll also find lively entertaining options (like the return of concerts and festivals – whoo-hoo!), outdoor recreation, farm-fresh dining and craft brews and spirits. Go for an appetizing stroll through our farmers’ markets. Board a river cruise or tour. Stop by our acres of green parks, playful fountains and cascading waterfalls. When it’s time to cool off, you’ll find plenty of boutique shopping and cultural pursuits like our art museums, murals and sculptures. Plus, the sun sets a little later here (being at the western edge of our time zone – score!), so there’s always time for an evening walk across the Walnut Street Bridge. 

Chattanooga is an easy road trip from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, Huntsville and Birmingham - all two hours or less. Translation: less traveling and more fun! Once here, park the car and explore our vibrant and compact neighborhoods by foot or aboard the free electric shuttle. that connects the Downtown, Riverfront, NorthShore and Southside Districts (with new routes just in time for summer!). Like the wind in your hair? Embrace life on two wheels by riding one of our 300 bikes in the bike-share system

To make your summer vacation planning a little easier, we’ve selected some top experiences we think you should try in Chattanooga this summer. We’ve missed you.