Newcomer’s guide to Chattanooga, TN

Drone shot of the Walnut Street Bridge.
If you know, you know | Photo by @theheronsperch

If you’re reading this, we know you’re already a pro. But say you’re telling a friend how great Chattanooga is — before getting to the deep cuts, walk them through this guide to Nooga for newbies.

For the friend who…
🌄 Believes if it’s not on the ‘gram, it didn’t happen.
👕 Collects postcards, t-shirts + coffee mugs everywhere they go.
  • Stop by Locals Only for all of the above, locally made. Plus:
    • Hot sauce from Hoff & Pepper + Stomp and Holler
    • Cocktail mix from White’s Elixirs
    • Jams from Main Street Meats + Hearth and Pantry
    • Jams off of “Music From the Scenic City,” pressed by Scenic City Records
🍽 Sees the world through their stomach.
  • Forage local food trucks — and vendors — at the Chattanooga Market on a Sunday. 
  • Introduce them to the brew scene — Naked River, Five Wits, Chattanooga Brewing Co., Wanderlinger, Hutton & Smith, Heaven & Ale, OddStory (among many)…
  • … or the coffee scene — Mad Priest, Sleepyhead, Be Caffeinated, Velo, Mean Mug, Milk and Honey, Sunnyside Cup, and Rembrandt’s (but wait, there’s more).
📚 Travels with a library in their carry-on.