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A comfortable hotel off I-24, near downtown and Lookout Mountain. From outdoor activities to must-see attractions, experience the best of this southeastern Tennessee city when you stay at La Quinta® by Wyndham Chattanooga – Lookout Mtn. Conveniently located off I-24 and 13 miles from Chattanooga Airport (CHA), this pet-friendly hotel is minutes from the excitement of downtown and the spectacular sights of Lookout Mountain. Surrounded by restaurants and a short drive from Hamilton Place mall, the hotel offers easy access to prominent businesses, the Chattanooga Convention Center, and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Named by Lonely Planet as the “Best in the U.S.” and “10 U.S. destinations you need to see.” In fact, the New York Times named Chattanooga one of the “Top 45 Places to go” in the World. And it’s no wonder. Tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, along the beautiful Tennessee River, Chattanooga is one of America’s most breathtaking cities!
Start your visit to the home of the ‘Choo Choo’ with an overview of Chattanooga’s fascinating history. A riverboat cruise highlights the rich resources of the Tennessee River Gorge in which Chattanooga lies. Expect lots of wildlife sightings and the history of Chattanooga’s first inhabitants – the Native Americans. Make time to walk around Ross’ Landing; the Riverwalk which includes several significant Civil War sites; The Passage, which is an artistic tribute to the tribes of Chattanooga; and the Walnut Street Walking Bridge, built in 1890. Once you’ve soaked up the history of downtown, head to Chattanooga’s Southside. Once the financial hub of the city, the abandoned warehouses and old buildings are now occupied by restaurants, shops and art galleries.
The Tail Gate Brewery is located in the revitalised Stong Building, a hotel built in 1909 for weary train travellers. Make sure you visit Bessie Smith Cultural Center on M.L. King Blvd, formerly known as “the Big 9” it is the only remaining cohesive area historically associated with Chattanooga African Americans. The Chattanooga African American Museum pays homage to Chattanooga’s historic names. The Civil War is a big part of history here. The ‘Battle Above the Clouds’ took place on nearby Lookout Mountain. Whilst there visit Ruby Falls, a 145-foot underground waterfall discovered in 1928 by a local cave explorer. There is simply too much Civil War, Civil Rights and first nation history to share here.
Seemingly no stop in Chattanooga is complete without a ride on a Chattanooga Choo Choo yourself. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum offers a quick 65-minute trip on the Missionary Ridge Local that begins and ends at Grand Junction Station. Longer journeys are also available. As for lunch or dinner visit Bluff View Art District or grab a chopped wiener plate at Memo’s, barbeque from Chatt Smokehouse, or the famous fried catfish at Uncle Larry’s.
Usually, each state in the US has an official song. But people from Tennessee could not settle for one and picked ten. Each region within this state has its own distinct style of music. From Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the west to Honky Tonk and Country in the East. Find out more about the regions within Tennessee here.
No matter what you like, you can find something to love in Tennessee.
Price is correct as of 5th January 2023
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