Chattanooga Tennessee doesn’t draw the same crowds as Gatlinburg, Nashville or Memphis, which is a bit of a shame because Tennessee’s 4th largest city is one of the nations very finest. The well-designed and pedestrian friendly downtown (and the free electric shuttle-buses that get you there) makes Chattanooga an attractive and easily navigated city with much to offer its guests.
The Tennessee River waterfront area is the prime destination for those touring Chattanooga. At Ross Landing a spacious riverfront path makes for excellent walking, biking or skating with several green areas for visitors to stop and picnic or just enjoy the beautiful view. The exceptional Tennessee Aquarium, the World’s largest freshwater aquarium, is located on the riverfront, as is the Hunter Museum of Art, featuring an excellent collection a American art and a commanding view from an 80-foot bluff over the river. Kids will enjoy the waterfront thanks to the wetlandswater parks, adventure playgrounds and the Creative Discovery Museum.