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 new Bike Share program. And then downtown to atop Lookout Mountain – it’s only six miles! Check out What's New

Because of the diversity and quality of Chattanooga things to do, we've been added to the must-see destinations from the New York Times, Outside magazine, Travel+Leisure, Today Show, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, U.S. News & World Report and many others.

Browse the hundreds of things to do in Chattanooga using the search function on this page or check out the Top Attractions for a quick list. We’ve also provided some suggested itineraries.

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    Chattanooga is infused with public art, museums, music and galleries.

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    Explore Chattanooga by Double Decker Bus, Riverboat, Walking or Ghost Tours

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    Chattanooga offers boutique shopping as well as Tennessee's largest shopping complex

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  • Chickamauga Battlefield

    Chattanooga was one of the most important cities to control during the Civil War.

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    Chattanooga Riverboats take passengers from Downtown Chattanooga into the Tennessee River Gorge

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