Southern Travel Guide: Chattanooga

From charming boutiques to the best burgers, we're breaking down our must-see spots in Tennessee's Scenic City.


If you've never been to Chattanooga, then that old Glenn Miller song, Chattanooga Choo Choo, might be your only frame of reference for what has become one of the most dynamic cities in the South. Here are some of our favorite places to visit. Kick the day off right with a cup of pour-over coffee from Brash, located in historic Warehouse Row. Once a Civil War fort, then a row of textile warehouses, now the building is a collection of industrial spaces filled with the best boutiques in town. For both modern and antique gifts with everything from sculptures to vases. Popping revival uncommon goods. If you're seeking some new threads, we recommend Embellish, a fashion-forward boutique for women. For lunch, try a burger at Urban Stack and choose from a long list of add-ons. We like it with bacon, onion compo, or the gruyère and blue cheese sauce. Sides like Gouda cream corn complement a dish. After lunch, wander along the beautiful river that curls around the city. If the weather's sour, visit the Tennessee Aquarium, which tells the story of ecosystems from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico. Finally, grab a maple cherry old fashioned cocktail at the Flying Squirrel just down the street from the choo choo. Finish your night by curling up in soft sheets at the Bluff View Inn. [MUSIC]
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