Move Over, Nashville — 18 Reasons to Check Out Chattanooga Instead
Move over, Nashville — there's a new kid in town . . . Chattanooga, TN . . . and it's ready to charm the sh*t out of you. Chattanooga is a delight-inducing destination for the Spring and Summer. A small, Southern-charm-packed city, Chatty is filled to the brim with so much delicious food (and drink), you won't know what to do with yourself. MoonPies and Lil Debbie were created here, so you know it's doing something right. A pretty pedestrian walking bridge, homemade doughnuts, and street art galore, oh my! 'Nooga, as lovingly referred to by the locals, remains a bit of a hidden gem, but not for long. It's been overshadowed by its talented brother city, Nashville, but is currently bursting onto the popular-city-destination scene with gusto. With a perfectly placed riverfront setting and the fact that it's pedestrian-, foodie-, and cocktail-loving-friendly, Chatty is also an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Good thing, too, as you'll need somewhere to work off all those enticing Chattanooga culinary treats. Stay, drink, explore, eat, and . . . did I mention eat? You may have to roll yourself onto the plane afterwards, but it'll be well worth it.