Come visit us in Chattanooga!
Once known for being the dirtiest city in America, Chattanooga has undergone a transformation in the past few decades, replacing its former moniker with several others: the Scenic City, the Gig City, and Best Town Ever by Outside Magazine two years in a row. Whether you’re looking for the fastest internet service in the western hemisphere, a thriving innovation business district, amazing outdoor experiences, or a booming downtown with boutique shops and dining, Chattanooga has it all.
Chattanooga is also a model entrepreneurial ecosystem where entrepreneurship support organizations, philanthropic foundations and the public sector interconnect to create a compelling startup environment. In the center of it all is The Edney Innovation Center, which serves as the front door to Chattanooga’s Innovation District and home to key partners such as CO.STARTERS, The Company Lab, LAUNCH Chattanooga, the Enterprise Center, and Society of Work.
Though small, the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) sits only five miles from downtown and is the most convenient way to fly. It’s simple to catch an Uber, taxi, or pick up a rental car in the terminal to get you downtown.
Chattanooga is also only two hours away from Atlanta (ATL) and Nashville (BNA) airports. Groome Transportation offers a wonderful shuttle service between these airports and Chattanooga, making it worthwhile to check other itineraries if flying into CHA is cost prohibitive.
Chattanooga Whiskey Tasting
Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga across from the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo, the Tennessee Stillhouse micro-distillery and tasting room is steeped in the history and lore of Tennessee’s rich whiskey tradition. Ask about the Facebook post that started it all and how prohibition laws thwarted its launch.
The Tennessee Aquarium celebrates the rich biodiversity of the Southeast through a variety of exhibits and are actively engaged in preserving and restoring that biodiversity through their work in the field.
Bike The Riverwalk
Checkout a bike through Bike Chattanooga, our local bike share program, and see the sights along the Riverwalk. Beginning at TVA’s Chickamauga Dam and stretching thirteen miles along the Tennessee River through downtown Chattanooga to Lookout Mountain, this linear park offers visitors the opportunity to see a bit of the city.
Coolidge Park & the Northshore
Walk across the Walnut Street Bridge to the Northshore district for a variety of neat shops and restaurants, including a Chattanooga institution – Clumpies Ice Cream.
Hike Lookout Mountain
The iconic Lookout Mountain has some amazing hiking trails and spectacular views. Wander through the woods for a few hours and connect with nature just a few minutes drive from downtown.
L2 Outside Paddle Boarding
An interesting way to experience Chattanooga is on top of a Stand Up Paddle board exploring the beautiful Tennessee river.