Just a short visit to Chattanooga will reveal it's a city like no other in the country. It has all the charms of a small Southern town, all the cultural attractions of a much larger city and all the scenic beauty you could ask for. The city is built on the Tennessee River, which gives Chattanooga residents on either side of the water incredible views. For great food, a laid-back lifestyle and plenty of employment opportunities, look into our apartment options in this alluring city.
Attractions in Chattanooga
Chattanooga delivers access to a range of fun and cultural attractions, indoor and out. In the downtown area, family favorites are the Tennessee Aquarium, the Chattanooga Zoo, the Creative Discovery Museum and the Hunter Museum of Natural Art. Picturesque bridges that cross over the Tennessee River are also worth a visit, and Walnut Street Bridge happens to be the longest pedestrian bridge in the world.
Chattanooga Living with Pets
Chattanooga is a city that loves to live outdoors. Good news for dog owners: It's becoming ever more canine friendly. Many parks and trails welcome your furry best friend, including the Guild Hardy Trail (Lookout Mountain), the Cumberland Trail and just about anywhere in Prentice Cooper.
Chattanooga Apartments and Neighborhoods
No matter where you choose to live, you'll have plenty of dining selections, shopping options and outdoor activities at your fingertips. Some of our favorite neighborhoods include the Lookout Mountain and Signal Mountain suburbs, which offer mountain splendor without sacrificing amenities.
It doesn't matter if you are looking for an affordable place to call home, a pet-friendly apartment overlooking the river or a large house suitable for a family. Apartment Guide can help you find the perfect rental homes in Chattanooga, TN.
Free Things to Do in Chattanooga
You've heard the song, but did you know the Chattanooga Choo Choo is an actual downtown attraction? This former train station has been transformed into an upscale hotel, and folks are free to tour it even if they aren't staying overnight.
For Families with Kids
When you can't be outdoors, take advantage of family friendly attractions like the Tennessee Aquarium and Creative Discovery Museum, one of the top children's museums in the country. If you have school-age children, note that Hamilton County School District is the largest district with 80 schools including the Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts, which carries a great rating.
Exploring Chattanooga's Great Outdoors
One of the reasons vacation rentals here are in such high demand is because of the incredible scenic beauty of the area. Cabin rentals allow you stay right on Lookout Mountain, which is home to a 145-foot waterfall inside the mountain and the incredible natural formations known as Rock City. Closer to the downtown area, you can run on the 11-mile paved riverfront pedestrian pathway, cycle in the designated bike lanes or swim in several public outdoor pools. Take a look at some of the top outdoor activities in Chattanooga:
Getaways from Chattanooga
Chattanooga rests right in between Nashville and Atlanta, so you're just two hours from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center or the Georgia Aquarium. For some sand and sun, Tybee Island on the Georgia coast is six hours away making it the closest beach to Chattanooga, or you can reach Panama City or Edisto Beach in seven hours.