A gateway to Tennessee, Chattanooga sits on the banks of the Tennessee River in a valley of breathtaking scenic beauty. It is only a two hour drive or 20 minute flight from Atlanta International Airport. Clean, affordable and pedestrian-friendly, this welcoming southern city offers a host of unique things to do.
For more than 20 years, Chattanooga has been a leader in the green economy: the city has put in place a free electric shuttle, free charging stations for electric cars and a preferential parking system for low-emission vehicles. Enjoy the revitalized waterfront district; take a 20.8-kilometer walk along the RiverWalk, interspersed with city parks and restaurants; Or explore the city by bike by renting a self-service bike for less than $ 10 per 24 hours.
The lighthouse attraction in the city center is the Tennessee Aquarium, the world’s largest freshwater aquarium. Who says river city says water sports and water attractions on site. Embark on a dinner cruise aboard the Southern Belle paddle steamer, board a Chattanooga Duck amphibious vehicle from the Second World War, or sail as close to the water on a stand-up paddle or kayak .
The story of Chattanooga begins with the exile of the Amerindians in the 1830s and the construction of a railway line in the 1850s. The presence of the river and the railway will play a key role during the war in the 1860s. The 1903 Chattanooga Choo Terminal Station, now a hotel complex, became famous thanks to the 1940s song “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, which will sell for more than million copies and will become the first gold record in history. One-hour or three-hour trips aboard a vintage steam train are offered on the historic Tennessee Valley Railroad. Browse adult personals ads in Doublelist Chattanooga.