Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Attractions

Attractions

Chattanooga attractions are world-class with breathtaking views surrounding you everywhere you turn. You could spend a week here and not run out of things to do!

Whether you want to go to see our incredible Aquarium that features both a huge fresh and saltwater exhibit or visit the Chattanooga Zoo to see all of the wildlife, you will enjoy the kid friendly attractions Or you can become one with nature on one of Chattanooga`s hiking trails Chattanooga`s hiking trails. Looking for something a bit more low-key? Sample the variety of cuisines at our recommended Chattanooga area restaurants

Whatever your passion is, Chattanooga is sure to offer it! And be sure to check out our vacation rentals in Chattanooga, TN. Our vacation rentals put you close to many of these attractions!
Dining + Drinks

Dining + Drinks

Would you like some local food recommendations? Check out the diverse Chattanooga restaurants and local watering holes that will tempt you with delectable delights of every food origin. From Oyster bars and seafood to an old-fashioned hamburger, incredible fried chicken, classy southern food, and many more! Chattanooga has incredible restaurants and dining options, and you won`t want to miss out!
Satisfy your appetite in fine dining, casual dining, or kid-friendly Chattanooga restaurants. In the evenings, there are a variety of venues that provide entertainment and live music to brighten the evening. Most of these restaurants offer some great mixed drinks, locally crafted beer, or wine to go with your meal. No matter what you`re looking for, we can help you find where to eat in Chattanooga!
Even though our Chattanooga vacation homes & cabins have a fully-equipped kitchens, it is always an experience to try out local restaurants. We are proud to recommend the ones listed below.
History in Chattanooga

History in Chattanooga

The city of Chattanooga and the countryside beyond is filled with history. The name "Chattanooga" comes from the Creek Indian word for "rock coming to a point." This refers to Lookout Mountain which begins in Chattanooga and stretches 88 miles through Alabama and Georgia. The city itself started out with two different names: Ross`s Landing and Lookout City. In 1838, the city officially took the name of "Chattanooga."
There are several incredible museums such and we have listed some of our favorites below. A great activity to do with your family is to pack a picnic and take a short drive to Chickamauga, Georgia where you can visit the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and walk the 5,000 acres of walking trails and look through the monuments spread throughout the battlefield. You won`t want to miss out on this great list!
We invite you to then come back to your home away from home at one of the fabulous, fully-furnished vacation home or cabins we represent. Don`t forget to stop and pick up some takeout from one of our recommended Chattanooga restaurants!
Kid Friendly

Kid Friendly

Chattanooga is a wonderful place to bring your whole family and most of our attractions are kid-friendly! Such as the Aquarium, Rock City, Ruby Falls, the Incline Railway, and more!
At River City Rentals, we would highly recommend the Creative Discovery Museum that is right in Downtown. A must-see for kids and so much to learn and discover while at the museum. Another fun adventure is Coolidge Park. In the summer, it`s a great way to escape the heat of the summer, and the kids can play in the water pad that has synchronized waterworks. In that same location, there is also a carousel with lots of safari animals that they can ride and you can end the afternoon with a short walk across the bridge to get some ice-cream.
Kayaking on the river, hiking through battlefields, paddle boarding on the lake, fishing for bass or crappie...Opportunities are endless with your kiddos! And staying on our of our Chattanooga vacation homes & cabins makes family trips easier and more comfortable.
Outdoor Activities!

Outdoor Activities!

Boredom is hard to come by in Chattanooga! There are endless amounts of outdoor things to do that will keep you and your family entertained all day. From kayaking and paddleboarding right in downtown on the Tennessee River, the wide variety of hiking trails that end in beautiful waterfalls, to rock climbing indoors at High Point or going on a guided climbing trip on giant natural rock structures... you can do it all!
For something to do that more relaxing with the family; you can take a stroll down the Walnut walking bridge and stop to get some ice-cream at Clumpies on the way back. Take a stroll down the riverwalk and enjoy the river and all of the amazing architecture that downtown Chattanooga has a number of outdoor activities for all ages. Below are some of the ones we recommend. And many of our Chattanooga vacation homes are located close by!