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There's no shortage of great food in Chattanooga, and we've got a scrumptious list to fit your budget. Keep in mind that the menu items and prices vary from brunch to lunch to dinner, so make sure to check out menus beforehand to see what strikes your fancy!


$10-20 Per Person

  • Champy's World Famous Fried Chicken - Multiple locations in East Ridge, Downtown, Lee Hwy, & Cleveland
  • Milk & Honey - 135 N. Market St. Chattanooga, TN 37405
  • Niedlov's Bakery & Cafe - 215 E. Main St. Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • River Street Deli - 151 River St. Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • Taqueria Jalisco Ania - 1639 Rossville Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • Two Ten Jack - 1110 Market St. Ste FC4 Chattanooga, TN 37402


$20-35 Per Person

  • 1885 Grill - Multiple…
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Fun isn't hard to find in and around Chattanooga, so we've put together some of our favorite upcoming festivals and events to help you choose!

Chattanooga River Market | March 9-10 will be the 2024 opening weekend at the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza. Local artisans will have booths from 10am-5pm on Saturdays and 10am-4pm on Sundays through October. Make a day of it and explore the Aquarium and/or National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.

Rock The Riverfront | March 14-April 14 from 8:30am-8:30pm each day. This month-long festival is a unique and FREE event on the Chattanooga Green. This interactive art installation will also feature live music, fire performances, food, parades, and tons of themed activities.

Lucky Shamrock Market at Cambridge…

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It is officially 2024 and we could not be more excited for a new year full of amazing opportunities! As the clock strikes midnight and the calendar turns to a new year, many individuals embark on a journey of self-improvement through New Year's resolutions. Having the right environment and opportunities can significantly impact the success of these resolutions, and Chattanooga has it all! Whether you are looking to improve your health, meet new people, or try new things, Chattanooga is the place to be when it comes to a fresh start. We’ve put together a list of ideas and places you go to help start your resolutions off right.

Looking to try something new this year? Chattanooga has countless opportunities for anybody to learn a new hobby, craft, or…

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As the holiday season unfolds, Chattanooga transforms into a festive wonderland filled with joyous activities for residents and visitors alike. If you’re looking for fun ways to celebrate the season, we’ve put together a list of where you can find a little holiday cheer around Chattanooga!

Be sure to click on each one to find out how to purchase tickets if required. 

Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights

As one of out most famous Christmas attractions, walk into a mesmerizing world of lights at Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights. Wander through gardens illuminated by over 30 holiday scenes, featuring thousands of twinkling lights. This annual event promises a magical experience for the whole family. 

Ruby Falls Christmas Underground

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Chattanooga was recently rated the “all-around best city” to retire in the south by Investopedia and Southern Living. Retirement is a time of life that many people eagerly anticipate. It's an opportunity to relax, enjoy your golden years, and make the most of your well-earned time. We’ve put together a list of reasons why it’s no surprise to us that Chattanooga was named the best city to retire in.

Beautiful Outdoors | Chattanooga is nestled in the beautiful Tennessee Valley, surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains. It offers retirees an abundance of opportunities to connect with nature. With stunning hiking trails, pristine lakes, and nearby national parks, you'll have the chance to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Whether it's a leisurely…

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October is here which means the leaves will be changing colors soon here in Chattanooga! Our town offers some amazing and unique opportunities to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. The city is surrounded by the scenic Appalachian Mountains and offers various locations where you can experience the vibrant colors of autumn. We’ve put together a list of where you can find the best views as the season changes.

Lookout Mountain | Lookout Mountain is one of the most popular spots for fall foliage in Chattanooga. You can visit Rock City Gardens, which offers stunning views of the surrounding forests and valleys including a point where you can see 7 different states. The Lover's Leap trail on Lookout Mountain is another great option for hiking and enjoying…

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The Labor Day weekend tends to bring the summer break to a close as kids are back in school and the weather starts to cool off a bit. Here in Chattanooga, we keep the outdoor fun going! From music festivals to whiskey tastings, your days are sure to be filled with fun, unforgettable experiences! We’ve put together a list of some of the top events happening around Chattanooga to keep the fun going and help you fill up your calendar this month.

Noontunes | Every Friday, 11am -1pm | 211 Broad Street | Click here for the website

Noontunes, a free lunchtime concert series, will enliven Broad Street every Friday with artist vendors, food trucks, live music and themed activities.

National Treasures: Party at the Park | September 7, 5:30-8:30pm |…

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Summer break is coming to a close for many here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. As we gear up for an upcoming season change, sending our growing kiddos back to school, or simply just looking for a fun day out with our friends, Chattanooga has plenty of options when it comes to shopping! If you are new to this wonderful city or maybe looking to venture out from your usual stores, we’ve got you covered. We put together a list of great places around town to shop that is sure to have something for everybody!

Hamilton Place Mall

Hamilton Place Mall is Chattanooga’s largest shopping mall. With over 200 stores inside the mall or in surrounding plazas, it is definitely your one stop shop for everybody! Hamilton Place Mall is home to several large department…

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We’ve hit the month of July which also means we are halfway through the summer school break. While summer time is full of vacations, camps, and extra times with friends and family, finding activities to fill the gaps can be a lot. Don’t fret! We’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a list of ways you can keep your children entertained that also won’t break the bank. Make the most of the summer season and create lasting memories with your kids in Chattanooga!

1. Cool off at local splash pads

We are reaching high temperatures, but that doesn't mean you have to stay indoors. Chattanooga has several splash pads scattered throughout the city, providing a perfect opportunity for kids to cool down and have a blast. Take them to places like Coolidge…

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Chattanooga is a haven for water lovers, with numerous access points that cater to a variety of interests and activities. Whether you prefer the calm waters of the Tennessee River, the excitement of whitewater rapids, or the serenity of mountain streams, Chattanooga has something to offer. Since the summer time temperatures have arrived, we've put together a list for you explore ten fantastic locations where you can enjoy the water and immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of Chattanooga.

Coolidge Park

Situated on the north shore of the Tennessee River, Coolidge Park provides a fantastic water access point. Here, you can dip your toes in the river, enjoy the peaceful views, or even rent a paddleboard or kayak to explore the calm waters.

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