2018 // City Center

Did You Know?

At the Tennessee Aquarium, Sleep in the Deep gives children (and adults) the chance to sleep among the aquarium’s largest exhibits. These overnight visits, held throughout the year, include a tour of the River Journey, Ocean Journey, and a bedtime snack.

More than just a weekend destination, City Center is constantly buzzing with new events or city-wide celebrations. Iconic attractions, boutique shopping, and award-winning dining are downtown staples that guarantee a good time.


Entertainment: Residents are a short walk or bike ride away from Chattanooga’s famous attractions, including the Tennessee Aquarium, Tivoli Theatre, Hunter Museum of American Art, Creative Discovery Museum, and Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater. Also nearby are Broad Street’s AMC Majestic 12 Theatre and the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo, which offers music and comedy venues as well as dining options.

Festivals: Ranking in the top 10% of all American festivals, the Riverbend Festival hosts eight nights of live performances at Ross’s Landing each summer.  The Southern Brewers Festival features the nation’s most popular craft breweries. The annual Chattanooga Film Fest impresses with great cinema, workshops, parties, and more. From May through August, locals and tourists alike gather for the Nightfall Concert Series at Miller Plaza, and the Riverfront Nights Summer Music Series advertises an exciting musical lineup each year.

Shopping: Along Market and Broad streets, boutiques and specialty gift shops sell clothing, home goods, art, and handmade jewelry. On the southern end of downtown, Warehouse Row features upscale shopping in addition to salons, fitness centers, and a variety of restaurants. 

Restaurants: Chain restaurants, locally owned coffee shops, and popular cocktail bars and pubs line the streets of City Center. From casual to fine dining, the downtown area has it all.

Outdoors and Parks: The Tennessee RiverPark’s Riverwalk stretches through downtown Chattanooga and offers a landscaped, lighted pathway for residents to enjoy the river. Drinking fountains, public art, and picnic facilities can be found along the Riverwalk. In the heart of downtown, the redesigned Miller Park is set to open in July 2018; new features include wide-open green space, an amphitheater, and a café pavilion. 

Sports: The Chattanooga Lookouts host minor league baseball in downtown’s AT&T Field. At its Broad Street location, High Point Climbing and Fitness boasts 30,000 square feet of climbing space, including an outside climbing wall overlooking downtown and the Tennessee River.   

Arts: Perched atop cliffs along the Tennessee River, the Bluff View Art District attracts visitors with its visual and culinary arts and old-town European vibes. The area is also home to the Hunter Museum of American Art, River Gallery and River Gallery Sculpture Garden, and the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts. The Bessie Smith Cultural Center preserves African American history in Chattanooga through art, education, and entertainment.