There is so much to do and see here!
Chattanooga is a fantastic place to visit. But you’ll have to come multiple times to do and see all it has to offer. Here are a few of our favorite highlights from Chattanooga.
Walnut Street Bridge
This is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world. The bridge was built in 1890 and spans over the Tennessee River, allowing pedestrians to cross from the North Short to Coolidge Park. The park under the bridge offers great views of the bridge, city line on the other side, and nice shady grass, splash pad, etc.
Chattanooga has a lot of great walkways and trails. Take the bridge over from Coolidge Park to the North Shore and follow the nature trails to the river where you will find stairways of water cascading down from the City to the River area. The kids will have a blast playing in the water.
Watching the Hang Gliders
About 8 miles further down the ridge of Lookout Mountain, there are some overlook areas you can pull over and view the valley where people hang glide. If the weather is nice, you can watch as people get carried on the back of airplanes from the hang gliding strip below up into the sky and then released to glide down, while others jump off the mountain. It is really cool to watch as people prepare and then jump off the cliff.