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Things to Do in Chattanooga

Chattanooga offers an incredible combination of breathtaking scenic beauty, revitalized riverfront; 13-mile paved Riverwalk scattered with attractions, parks, restaurants and riverboats; outdoor adventures, rich history, numerous accommodations, restaurants to please every palate, thriving arts scene, shopping and many annual events that provide plenty of year-round fun. 

Downtown is just the springboard for things to do in Chattanooga. The Chattanooga downtown attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping venues and convention center are conveniently connected by a FREE, electric shuttle or you can try out our Bike Share program. And then downtown to atop Lookout Mountain – it’s only six miles! Check out What's going on this time of year

Because of the diversity and quality of Chattanooga things to do, we've been added to the must-see destinations from the New York TimesOutside magazine, Travel+LeisureToday ShowSouthern LivingGarden & GunU.S. News & World Report and many others.

Browse the hundreds of things to do in Chattanooga by choosing from the categories below or check out the Top Attractions for a quick list. We’ve also provided some suggested itineraries.


This summer, experience the city like a local and create lasting memories with Chattanooga's Summer PLAYlist. All summer long, the Scenic City will be filled with sounds from soulful beats by Rick Rushing at Riverbend, leaves crushing under your feet on a hike at Stringer's Ridge, laughter...

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