So you’re traveling for spring break, but don’t want to go too far. Or maybe you’re road-tripping and looking for fun cities to visit along the way. Or maybe long distances don’t bother you and you’re looking to explore a city you’ve never visited before. Have you considered Chattanooga, Tennessee? It’s one of the fastest-growing cities below the Mason-Dixon Line, and it’s absolutely worth a visit. Consider this your official guide to spring break in Chattanooga, Tenn.
This week marks three years of living in Chattanooga. How crazy is that?! I moved here in 2015, fresh out of grad school, didn’t know a single person and was some combination of excited and terrified. Fortunately that fear didn’t last long, and I am more than proud to call myself a Chattanoogan.
After living here for three years, it’s easy to see that there are so many wonderful reasons to visit Chattanooga.
If Chattanooga isn’t on your travel list for 2018, then it needs to be. The New York Times and Lonely Planet even say so! With spring arriving, summer fast approaching and the weather warming up, this is the best time of year to visit the Scenic City.
Here is your ultimate weekend guide to Chattanooga.
One of the reasons I love spring and summer in Chattanooga is that there is just so much to do. From special events to sports matches, the farmer’s market to enjoying brunch or dinner outside, it’s just a wonderful time of year in this city.
If you’ve never been to Chattanooga, Tennessee, now is the time to add it to your “cities to see” list.
The Chattanooga Travel Guide
When I moved to Chattanooga in July 2015, I had no idea what was in store for me. I remembered visiting this city several times when we lived in Atlanta, but I didn’t remember much beyond seeing Beauty and the Beast at the Tivoli Theater and eating a few Moon Pies.
If you come to Chattanooga today, you’d never know that, in 1969, Walter Kronkite declared it the “dirtiest city in America.” You’d never guess that the smog was once so bad that people had to drive with their headlights on. You’d never know just how dirty the Tennessee River used to be.