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Chattanooga has undergone an amazing transformation over the past 20 years. The Scenic City has become a mecca for leisure travel and a hot spot for meetings and conventions – from 10 to 15,000 people. Located centrally in the Southeast and bordering Georgia and Alabama, Chattanooga is within a two-hour drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, Huntsville and Birmingham. Chattanooga’s Airport, just 15 minutes from downtown, offers non-stop and one-stop air service to thousands of worldwide connections. Chattanooga offers an incredible combination of breathtaking scenic beauty, revitalized riverfront, 13-mile paved Riverwalk, world-class attractions, parks, boating options, outdoor adventures, rich history, arts & culture, shopping, nightlife, live music, team-building experiences, dine-around’s and diverse annual events that provide plenty of year-round fun. Conventions shouldn’t be all about work. In Chattanooga, you can get out and play. In fact, it’s best to schedule an extra day before or after your meeting to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Scenic City. Free time in Chattanooga means eating at fabulous restaurants, visiting world-class attractions, museums, experiencing year-round annual events and the scenic beauty of the riverfront and surrounding mountains. Every member of your group will find plenty of exciting attractions and activities to occupy their free time, including:

  • Free electric shuttle that connects everything downtown
  • Tennessee Aquarium, IMAX 3D Theater & River Gorge Explorer
  • Hunter Museum of American Art
  • Southern Belle, an authentic riverboat
  • Coolidge Park, with its beautiful vintage carousel
  • Lookout Mountain’s Rock City Gardens, Ruby Falls and Incline Railway
  • Outdoor activities including kayaking on the river downtown, biking on the 13-mile paved Riverwalk, hiking, hang gliding, whitewater rafting and more
  • Live music at Track 29, Rhythm & Brews, Market Street Tavern, Tremont Tavern

For more ideas of what to do while in Chattanooga, visit chattanoogafun.com.

Around Town…

We hope you will take advantage not only of the excellent resources we offer at the Convention Center, but also of our fine home community. For more online information about Chattanooga, please refer to the following sites:

Chamber of Commerce: http://chattanoogachamber.com

Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://www.chattanoogacvb.com

Greater Chattanooga Sports and Events Committee: http://www.chattanoogasports.org

City of Chattanooga Government: http://www.chattanooga.gov

Hamilton County Government: http://www.hamiltontn.gov

Chattanooga Airport: http://www.chattairport.com