Hotel at a Glance: Stadium Inn
The Stadium Inn has all the comforts of home, including a free deluxe hot upgraded breakfast of eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and waffles. Inviting guest rooms feature comfortable mattresses swathed in crisp white bedding, as well as amenities including microwaves, mini refrigerators, and free WiFi. They are located in the Southside District of downtown near the UTC Finley Stadium and music entertainment venues.
- Get a workout The hotel’s fitness center is open 24 hours-a-day.
- Downtown Chattanooga is just minutes from Lookout Mountain attractions, including Rock City, Ruby Falls, and the Incline Railway.
- Bring your pooch: Your pet can tag along for an additional fee.
Chattanooga, Tennessee: Museums and Parks Along the Riverfront
Set along the Tennessee-Georgia border, Chattanooga became a boomtown with the arrival of a major railroad in the late 19th century. The surrounding mountains and ridges made for a scenic backdrop for train passengers coming into the city. Today, the city is known for greener practices than the ones in its railway days: public parks, riverfront walkways, and a downtown electric shuttle are just a few of the improvements. Waterfront Coolidge Park is a popular downtown hangout where kids can hop on a century-old carousel and enjoy acres of open green space. During the summer, you can come here for concerts, festivals, and outdoor movie screenings.
Picked by the New York Times as 1 of 45 Places to Go in 2012, Chattanooga has seen a resurgence of arts and culture in recent years. It now hosts a number of annual art and music festivals and features several up-and-coming art districts filled with independent boutiques and galleries. Head to the Bluff View Art District for some spectacular views—the historic neighborhood is set high atop stone cliffs overlooking the Tennessee River. In addition to galleries filled with works by nationally recognized artists, the district recognizes the culinary arts, with several restaurants and the city’s oldest artisan bakery.