Chattanooga: The Scenic Destination City

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We're not called the scenic city for nothing. It's a varied landscape in every direction. We are the only city to be twice named Best Outdoor City, in 2011 and 2015!

To find out more about the diverse outdoor adventures that the Chattanooga area offers, check out Roots Rated.

And there is no special season here, all four seasons are filled with plenty to do. We've got water sports, mountains, hiking, music, art, theater, Civil War history, a nationally-renowned riverfront with ongoing events, and a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit powering all that happens.

Whether it's the Tennessee Aquarium, Rock City, Ruby Falls, the Riverbend Music Festival, Songbirds Guitar Museum, the Hunter Museum of American Art., Triathlons, indoor and outdoor climbing and bouldering, exploring juice bars, locally-brewed craft beers, and whiskey or even dogs flying after discs, there's always something going on in Chattanooga  

This busy and energized city has just about anything you might want to see or experience and a place to rest, relax, and restore at the end of the day, St Francis Cottage. Let us be your hosts while in the Scenic City. Whether you're here on vacation, business, or just passing through, unwind and be refreshed in one of our seven comfortably appointed bedrooms and then start your day with a sumptuous breakfast just right for whatever you've got planned. The wooded lot and the peaceful surroundings will almost make you forget you have quick and easy access to all parts of town, the interstates, shopping, theaters, and a multitude of restaurants. Come stay with us.

Tennessee Aquarium

At The Tennessee Aquarium, you'll find yourself connecting with people and nature. Celebrate the rich biodiversity through the array of exhibits and showcases. You'll come face-to-face with many of Tennessee's native animals and much more!

Rock City Gardens

One of Tennessee's more popular attractions is Rock City Garden. Located on Lookout Mountain, this beautiful place will be sure to leave an impression on you as you visit the many beautiful locations in Tennessee.

Ruby Falls

Ruby Falls is a 145-foot waterfall nestled in a cave on Lookout Mountain. This natural wonder began forming nearly 230 million years ago. The Ruby Falls Cave is well-known for its many cave formations, such as stalactites and stalagmites, columns, and flowstone.
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