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Popular amenities for Chattanooga vacation rentals

Stay near Chattanooga's top sights

Tennessee Aquarium481 locals recommend
Ruby Falls410 locals recommend
Chattanooga Choo Choo151 locals recommend
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum69 locals recommend
Chattanooga Zoo155 locals recommend
Hamilton Place Mall45 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Chattanooga

  • Total rentals

    1.5K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    128K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    830 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    600 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    160 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    880 properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Chattanooga

All About Chattanooga

The city of Chattanooga sits on the bucolic banks of the Tennessee River, backed by the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain Range and Lookout Mountain. This is a city that is as much about nature as it is about urban life, with museums, science centers, cultural programming, and a forward-looking tech-friendly streak. The terrain in and around Chattanooga is loaded with fairytale scenery, babbling brooks, and cascading waterfalls. Add a dose of Southern charm, and the city is a major draw for vacationing families, groups of friends, and even business travelers here for a work-play stay. Chattanooga’s neighborhoods are a patchwork of green parks and classic Victorian and Tudor homes; it’s no wonder that it’s nicknamed the Scenic City.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Chattanooga

Fall is the most beautiful time of year in Chattanooga, when the foliage bursts into bright shades of crimson and orange and the temperature is pleasant for outdoor activities. In September, the average highs reach 82 degrees Fahrenheit, with a low of 56. Come November, the highs hover around a balmy 62 degrees, and by December the visitors empty out as the colder weather blows in. If you’re looking for a scene, summers are popular but hot, sometimes unbearably so. July and August are the hottest months, with an average high of 88 degrees, though temperatures often soar higher than that. A high UV Index of 10 in summer means you should double up on sunscreen and bring protective sunglasses.

Top things to do in Chattanooga

Tennessee River Gorge

The Tennessee River Gorge is a breathtaking 26-mile canyon carved into the Cumberland Plateau by the Tennessee River. There are plenty of ways to experience this natural wonder, from renting a boat or raft to swimming or fishing. But the local favorite remains hiking the trails of Tennessee River Gorge that meander through meadows and forests to overlooks.

Tennessee Aquarium

Explore another world at the renowned Tennessee Aquarium. Stingrays, sharks, crocodiles, fish, and other underwater creatures fill the colorful tanks. It’s not only fish and amphibians that live here, but butterflies, birds, and invertebrates. Educational opportunities abound through informational sessions and programming at the IMAX theater.

Lookout Mountain

One of the gems of Chattanooga is the 2,400-foot Lookout Mountain, a captivating ridgeline a few miles from town. Choose from among three individually ticketed points of interest that provide ample opportunities for a full day on the mountain: Incline Railway, one of the steepest funicular railways in the world, in operation since 1895; Ruby Falls, the county’s tallest public underground waterfall; and Rock City, a hiking exhibit of surreal rock formations, native plants, and views of seven states.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Chattanooga?

    Chattanooga experiences a temperate climate, with summer temperatures typically around 88°F (31°C), and winter lows rarely falling below 30°F (-1°C). Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, making it a year-round destination.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Chattanooga?

    In Chattanooga, you can explore the vibrant Bluff View Art District, ride the Southern Belle Riverboat, or discover the wonder of Ruby Falls. The city also has the Creative Discovery Museum which is often recommended for families with children.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Chattanooga?

    Spring and fall are the most popular seasons to visit Chattanooga, thanks to pleasant weather. During these times, Chattanooga hosts events like the Riverbend Festival in June and the 4 Bridges Arts Festival in April.

  • What are the best places to stay in Chattanooga?

    Popular neighborhoods to stay in Chattanooga include the vibrant Southside district, the scenic North Shore area, or the historic St. Elmo neighborhood. Each area has its unique charm and close proximity to local attractions.

  • What are the best places to visit in Chattanooga?

    Chattanooga has many popular attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, the Rock City Gardens, and the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. History enthusiasts might enjoy the Chattanooga Choo Choo Historic Hotel or the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.

  • What are some hiking trails in Chattanooga?

    Explore Chattanooga's natural beauty by hiking the Glen Falls Trail or the Tennessee Riverwalk. Venture deeper into the wilderness on the Sunset Rock Trail on Lookout Mountain or take a leisurely stroll along the Signal Point to Edwards Point trail.

  • What are some family activities to do in Chattanooga?

    Families visiting Chattanooga can enjoy a day out at the Tennessee Aquarium, explore the Creative Discovery Museum or take a scenic ride on the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. The Chattanooga Zoo is another exciting destination for family fun.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Chattanooga?

    For day trips from Chattanooga, consider exploring the Ocoee River for whitewater rafting, visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or exploring the historic city of Knoxville. Each of these destinations is within a two-hour drive of Chattanooga.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Chattanooga?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 880 vacation rentals in Chattanooga featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Chattanooga?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Chattanooga. Choose from more than 600 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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