HELLO SUMMER! A Sunny Chattanooga Guide

I don’t know how this post has been delayed for so long! After multiple Weekender’s Guides, you would think I would already give you a tour of my hometown. Somehow, it’s just always gotten skipped.

None the less, it’s here! I decided to break it down seasonally, because there is just so much goodness to share. Since, today’s the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER how appropriate for the Summer guide?! Below I’ll map out a little itinerary that would be perfect if your visiting the 423 for the weekend!

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Friday: Arrive in Chattanooga.

Head to Il Primo for the best Italian in the city. After a warm welcome, pop over to the art district for dessert & coffee at Rembrandt’s. Head to the Pedestrian Bridge for a view of our city’s gorgeous sunset. 


Wake up early and grab coffee from Milk n Honey to go. Walk through North Shore and enjoy your coffee with a view in Coolidge Park. Rent Paddle Boards from L2 Outside & take advantage of the gorgeous river. After working up an appetite, head to Taco Mamacita for fresh Mexican or Edley’s BBQ for the best turkey sandwich I’ve ever had. After lunch, explore the aquarium. If you’re up for Happy Hour- great cocktails and great views at Blue Plate! 

Rest up for Dinner, then head to Stir. Sit on their huge patio and enjoy the people of Station Street. After Dinner, head to Reagan’s Place for some dancing, American Draft for craft beer in a historic Chattanooga Choo Choo Train car or across the street for some delicious Clumpie’s Ice Cream! 


Sundays are for brunching! Food Works is a little nicer but serves dollar mimosas (tip: they don’t tell you on the menu but you can get grapefruit, pineapple or orange juice!) or head to Daily Ration for some of my favorite brunch food in the city. Checkout the Sunday Market in the First Tennessee Pavilion or do a little shopping. A few of my favorites are Warehouse Row, Northshore or Southside. If you love antique stores, be sure to check out Refindery & Merchants on Main. Stick around for a final lunch with a gorgeous view at Scottie’s on the River! 

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Well?! Are you excited for your trip to Chattanooga. It’s an incredible city, rich with culture, history and fun. If you’re a local, I’d love to hear what you think of my favorite spots. If you have any questions about an upcoming visit, drop them below or find me on Instagram (@RileySitton). XO

| Overalls, Three Colors, Size Up. | Stripe Off the Shoulder Top | Golden Goose Sneakers, Dupe | Ice Cream Earrings – From the Museum of Ice Cream in Miami

Art on the bottom of my Chattanooga guide is by Elle Karel.

1 Comment

  1. Sinclaire
    June 21, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    Haven't been to Chatt since I was a kid, and I definitely need to come! Can't wait for your Fall/Winter guide 🙂

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