Chattanooga, Tennessee has been named one of the “Top 45 Places to go” in the world by the New York Times and it comes by it honestly. There is so much to see and do in Chattanooga, no matter what you plan on doing, there will be more to discover and enjoy once you arrive. Located along the Tennessee River and nestled between the Southeast Tennessee mountains, it is no wonder that it’s known for its scenic allure. No matter your preference, there is an adventure waiting for you in Chattanooga. From outdoor activities, to live entertainment, arts and culture and magnificent food, you’ll find it all in this Tennessee city. You can plan a family vacation or romantic getaway or go to one of the many festivals and live performances. The following are just a few suggestions for you and your travel companions.
10. Chattanooga Choo Choo
The words Chattanooga Choo Choo conger up all kinds of images that include the 1984 film by that name, the 1941 song by Glenn Miller and his orchestra, and the train depot in Chattanooga. It’s hard to think of any of them without the song creeping into your brain making it seem even more like a fun destination. Opened in 1909 as a train depot, today the Chattanooga Choo Choo is a world famous hotel. The 24-acre complex is host to three hotel buildings, on-site dining facilities, retail shops, rose gardens, antique trolley rides, a model railroad museum and display and more. Guests can enjoy an overnight stay in an authentic restored Victorian sleeper car once used by the wealthiest passengers of the railroad era. Hotel suites and standard rooms are also available for whatever your budget and preference. The hotel also features indoor and outdoor pools, gardens, and on-site shopping. At Track 29, guests can enjoy a fantastic concert but you will want to check the concert schedule and purchase tickets in advance. You never have to stray from the area to be fully entertained.