Chattanooga Tourism

Considered as the 4th largest city in the United States, Chattanooga has come up as the top travel destination in the southern part of the world. It is the strong historical background of the city that has given the present recognition to the city. Previously, the city used to be the hub for transportation, especially for railway during the 19th and 20th century. You can make out when you visit Chattanooga Choo Choo and take a ride on the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (the only moving museum of the city). By 1940, the city turned into a bustling industrial town.

However, down the line with a remarkable fall in the economy of Chattanooga, the city faced a huge downfall. But things started to change with the year 2002. Projects under public and private partnership were introduced to renovate the Waterfront of Chattanooga. With these projects many parks came up near this region. This ultimately led to making the Waterfront region as one of the popular place for locals as well as visitors. Soon the city turned into one of the breathtaking cities of America.You can get many things to do in Chattanooga city so plan your trip here.

Along with this, many tourist sites began to develop by introducing adventurous activities. For instance, Ruby Falls and the Rock City deserve special mention in the list of tourist attractions of Chattanooga. The list doesn’t end here. The Incline Railway of the Lookout Mountain takes you on a ride through the scenic beauty of the mountain. If you are wondering about the places to stay in, the city offers you different types of accommodations with different prices.According to the best time to visit Chattanooga, you can get different fares for accommadations. Hence, visiting this beautiful city is easier at present.

Essential travel information and Chattanooga tips for your visit

  • If you are coming by car to this city, wee hours of the morning and the evening. Otherwise you might get stuck in the traffic jam for long hours.
  • Watch the weather report before visiting the city and get yourself equipped with proper clothing.
  • If you are travelling in spring, bring rain and snow gear as the city faces maximum rainfall during this season. 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Chattanooga

  • Know the pollution level of Chattanooga before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Chattanooga for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chattanooga.

    • Burglary and Theft 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.72 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 43.06 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 51.39 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.44 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 69.44 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Chattanooga is 185.74 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 43.71 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 86.11 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.99 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.18 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 62.36 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.1 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 120.94 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chattanooga

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.25 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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