Chattanooga, Tennessee is known for its beautiful surroundings. Home to one of the largest freshwater aquariums in the world, the country’s largest underground waterfall, the steepest incline railway, and world-class climbing and hiking. These are just a couple of reasons why Chattanooga is nicknamed the Scenic City.
The main reason that I chose to visit here is simply that my son is a train lover. is for all things trains. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you’ll see exactly what My son is a railfan. He loves all things related to freight trains. We have visited many freight train yards and museums in Atlanta and thought why not explore another city. Aside from the purpose of my trip, Chattanooga has so much to offer and it’s a city worth visiting.
WHERE TO STAY
I was offered a complimentary two-night stay at the historic Read House Hotel conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Chattanooga. Staying here will allow you to experience the timeless Chattanooga charm. The Read House Hotel offers many modern amenities that make your historic getaway an unforgettable experience.
From in-room dining, 24-hour valet service, on-site Starbucks, a fitness center, and a luxurious indoor pool for relaxation, it makes sense as to why this hotel has been voted the number one hotel in Chattanooga. Learn more about The Read House Hotel here.
THINGS TO DO IN CHATTANOOGA, TN
This was the best part of my trip. My son and I love aquariums. The Tennessee Aquarium is one of the top-rated aquariums in America! At the Tennessee aquarium, you will experience two aquariums in one location. I was fascinated that there were two buildings. There is so much marine life here. It is a must-see while visiting.
Railfans… trainlovers…., this is for you! If you are a long-time reader, you know we are railfans. The point of our trip was to visit the Tennessee Vally Railroad. Here you can board restored vintage trains
The Chattanooga Choo-Choo
Filled with so much history, this is a fun place to stroll and experience live music. You can also grab a bite, a drink, play a few games at the arcade or outdoors and, experience all of the entertainment. The Chattanooga Choo-Choo has something for everyone and it’s very family-friendly.
OTHER POPULAR ATTRACTIONS: Walnut Street Bridge (best place for views of the Tennessee River), Chattanooga Zoo, The Incline Railway, Lookout Mountain and, Ruby Falls
WHERE TO EAT
Bridgeman’s Chophouse, Public House, Frothy Monkey, Sticky Fingers Ribhouse, Clumpies Ice Cream, Taco Mamacita, Rembrandt’s Coffee House, and Ruby Sunshine.
Chattanooga is a stunning city. Filled with beautiful mountains, rivers, hiking historic sights, and amazing food. There is there literally is something for everyone in this fascinating town.