Come visit us in Chattanooga!

THE CHATTANOOGA STORY

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.STARTERSThe Company LabLAUNCH Chattanooga, the Enterprise Center, and Society of Work.

HOW TO GET HERE

Airport

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.

Driving

Once an important railroad hub, Chattanooga sits at the crossroads of several interstates. Take I-75 North from Atlanta, I-75 South from Knoxville, I-24 from Nashville, or I-59 North from Alabama.

WHERE TO STAY

Moxy

Moxy

Moxy is a stylishly chic hotel and a new addition to the Chattanooga community. Located near the bustling Southside neighborhood and only a few blocks from CO.STARTERS office, it’s a convenient and trendy place to stay. Click below to get our special rate of $119 a night.

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The Westin

The Westin

Stay in style in one of Chattanooga’s newest hotels just a few blocks from the Edney Innovation Center.

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The Crash Pad

The Crash Pad

The Crash Pad is an uncommon hostel in the heart of downtown Chattanooga that combines the camaraderie of a traditional hostel with the charm and cleanliness of a boutique hotel. Book a bunk at this unique local business, founded by CO.STARTERS grads, and mention CO.STARTERS to receive 10% off your stay.

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Treetop Hideaways

Treetop Hideaways

Looking for an adventure? Stay in one of Enoch’s treehouses! Treetop Hideaways is a boutique treehouse hotel, providing a nostalgic experience resting comfortably in the treetops. Nestled in an old growth forest on the side of Lookout Mountain, Treeptop Hideaways provides visitors with the beauty of nature only a few minutes drive away from downtown.

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Airbnb

Airbnb

Chattanooga has some amazing Airbnb homes and will give you the best taste of the local community. Look for places in the Southside, North Shore, or Downtown neighborhoods for convenient access to the city center.

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The Chattanoogan Hotel

The Chattanoogan Hotel

This luxury downtown hotel is easy walking distance to all the Innovation District has to offer.

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The Dwell Hotel

The Dwell Hotel

The Dwell Hotel is a boutique hotel a few blocks from the Edney, where lively meets luxury, and high class meets high comfort. The rooms are retro reimagined, and the service is hospitality redefined. A stay at the Dwell Hotel is the kind of getaway you will not forget.

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Bode

Bode

Bode’s stylish, modern remix of a vintage Chattanooga hotel, places you in downtown Gig City and its West Village and Innovation Districts, close to some of the city’s most dynamic, up-and-coming spots. Live music and barbecue, museums and parks, local partners, and natural wonders to climb, hike, and just see— it’s all poised to help you collect shared stories that connect you to the city’s rich history, and its budding future.

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WHERE TO EAT, DRINK & HANGOUT

Here are some of our favorite spots around town! Make sure to check out our local CO.STARTERS graduates from Launch Chattanooga and The Company Lab as well!

EXPLORE THE CITY

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.

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Tennessee Aquarium

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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L2 Outside Paddle Boarding

An interesting way to experience Chattanooga is on top of a Stand Up Paddle board exploring the beautiful Tennessee river.

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