Nestled in an Appalachian valley on the bank of the Tennessee River lies Chattanooga. Despite being a bitter battleground during the Civil War, the city has grown into one of the South’s most desirable places to visit. Fantastic restaurants, plentiful outdoor activities, and world-class live music are waiting for you once your Chattanooga vacation package is booked.
Kick your Chattanooga vacation off with a nature hike up Lookout Mountain. From there, you can venture through Rock City, a winding trail featuring hundreds of unique rock formations, natural bridges, and gardens. After your morning mountaineering is over, head to the Tennessee Aquarium and hobnob with some of the 12,000 animals in residence. Who knew the South had penguins?
After a long day, you’ll be ready to relax and grab dinner. Finish the night with a cruise on the river, where you can listen to live music, eat pan-fried catfish, and take in a stunning sunset. Does all this sound good? Then search hotel deals with attractions and keep more dollars in your pocket.
On a hot day, what’s better than a cold beer? Every year in late August, the Southern Brewers Festival showcases beers from over 40 breweries across the country. Pale ales, stouts, and lagers are ready to take your palate for a ride. Learning about hops and yeast isn’t your thing? Listen for the sounds of the Riverbend Festival, which sets up shop on the banks of the Tennessee for eight days every June. Music, food, art, and countless other activities await you inside the gates. All this and more takes place downtown, but look for deals on rental cars to access other towns in the area.
Ready to see the “Scenic City” and enjoy its treasures? Travelocity’s extensive list of Chattanooga hotel packages will save you money to spend elsewhere—like on the perfect souvenir from your Appalachian holiday.