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It’s time to Explore Chattanooga, a city in southeastern Tennessee that is set along the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Explore Chattanooga Magazine provides visitors with the information they need to break through the clutter and discover the best that the Chattanooga area has to offer. Filled with helpful articles, maps, local listings, and advertisements that are RELEVANT to area visitors. Explore Chattanooga is where visitors go for the insider’s view on where to go, eat, shop, and play.

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Shop Local: Blue Skies

Shop Local: Blue Skies

Blue Skies has branded itself as “the place for the perfect little gift.” An independent shop in Chattanooga’s Northshore district, the inventory is whimsical, imaginative, and always changing: A ceramic whale vase for small succulent plants. Paper star lanterns....

A New Beginning: The Ed Johnson Memorial at the Walnut Street Bridge

A New Beginning: The Ed Johnson Memorial at the Walnut Street Bridge

A must-see in Chattanooga for tourists and locals alike is the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge. Known as “The Walking Bridge” by Chattanooga natives, as you enter the bridge from the south near the Bluff View Art District, you’ll find the new Ed Johnson Memorial. In...



Rock City is taking the Enchanted Garden of Lights to a whole new realm as the attraction continues to celebrate its 90th anniversary year with never-before-seen views, themes and activities! Rock City Gardens is merrily anticipating the addition of a Christmas...

Your Holiday Guide to a Hidden Mountain Gem

Your Holiday Guide to a Hidden Mountain Gem

Ruby Falls is Home to Thundering Waterfall Views, Scenic Guided Cave Walks, and a Charming Historic Castle Even though it’s just minutes from downtown Chattanooga, this natural attraction is truly a world apart. Head deep inside Lookout Mountain, where Ruby Falls,...

Holiday Traditions at the Tennessee Aquarium

Holiday Traditions at the Tennessee Aquarium

Start creating your holiday memories at the Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater. Between November 25 through the end of the year, Holidays Under the Peaks will take you through a fun-filled underwater wonderland. Holiday music and decor will fill the River Journey...

Cool Nights — Hot Chocolate

Cool Nights — Hot Chocolate

As the temperatures drop, we start to think about the traditions and flavors that announce the holiday season, especially hot chocolate. All over the world, chocolate is a popular drink in many forms—spicy Mexican hot chocolate with pepper, thick European hot...

Tennessee Aquarium

Trace the path of water from the mountains to the sea. Come face-to-face with fascinating native animals and  amazing creatures.

Escape Experience

A fun entertainment activity located in Downtown Chattanooga’s Southside Historic District – just a few blocks from the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Each escape room scenario is a real-life interactive adventure designed for team building groups, friends, family, or co-workers. 

Tue – Sun

Lookout Winery

See 3 States from their heated balcony. Create lasting memories with every bite of our wood fired pizza and every sip of hand crafted wines -all while enjoying the best views of the Tennessee River and the 3 surrounding states can offer. Lookout Winery is sure your experience at our winery will become a special moment for you to remember for the rest of your life!


The Feed

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch at the Feed Co. Table & Tavern ~ 201 W. Main Street, Chattanooga, TN / 423-708-8566 ~ Every Sunday @ 10:00 am.

War Comes Home: The Legacy Exhibit

Presented By: Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, 2 W. Aquarium Way, Chattanooga, (423) 877-2525, Dates: September 14, 2021 – November 14, 2021, Recurrence: Recurring daily, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Fri ~ Sat ~ Sun

iGNiS Glass Studio

iGNiS offers the opportunity to have a hands-on glass blowing experience. The studio is open to the public so that you and your family can have the chance to blow your own heirloom glass ornament or paperweight. With the help of professional artists, you may choose colors, assist with working the piece, and actually trap your own breath in glass. 


What People are Saying

“A Great Find”

“We spent the weekend in Chattanooga and were so happy with the restaurant we selected.  The Boathouse , with its view of the Tennessee River provided a spectacular dining experience. We’ll be back!”

C. Rayburn
South Lyon, MI

“Fabulous food & flawless service”

“We tried St. Johns Restaurant for our anniversary this year and we were very pleased. It is our new go-to for special occasions. We highly recommend the scallops appetizer!.”

C. Smith
Ooltewah, TN

“Making Memories”

“For years my family has made Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria in the Bluff View part of our family celebrations. We actually met our great-daughter-in-law upstairs at Tony’s. The food is great and we have made lots of memories there!.”

M. Mills
Detroit, MI

“What a View”

“When my in-laws came to visit, we took them to Lookout Winery in Guild Tennessee and had so much fun! The pizza, wine, and the casual atmosphere was perfect.  And the view was breathtaking!

G. Harvey
Chattanooga, TN