Chattanooga offers exciting and affordable getaways full of adventure. Stay at one of the many Bed and Breakfast Inns, Hotels, Campgrounds or RV Parks. Dining options will tempt you with everything from BBQ, Italian, Asian, Greek and Hawaiian meals to hand-dipped chocolate truffles, or animal cracker ice cream desserts. See one of the nation’s largest collections of American art. Visit and hear the incredible stories at Chattanooga’s abundant civil war, and cultural sites. Enjoy music festivals and theatre performances throughout the year. Go mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting, hang gliding and rock climbing. Check out the eclectic variety of boutiques. There are few places where you can experience so many world-class attractions and still be within ten minutes of breath-taking views from high atop the mountains.
The name “Chattanooga” comes from the Creek Indian word for “rock coming to a point.” This refers to Lookout Mountain which begins in Chattanooga and stretches 88 miles through Alabama and Georgia. From rafting down an Olympic river to golfing on Bermuda fairways lined with soaring pine and hardwood trees; from hang gliding high above a mountain top to hiking through mountain laurel, Chattanooga offers outdoor adventures as rich and diverse as nature itself. Chattanooga also offers a wide variety of attractions. From the world's largest freshwater aquarium to the colossal boulders atop Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga's attractions are numerous and diverse.