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  1. Oh my gosh, this makes me so happy and nostalgic! I went to college near Chattanooga and love it so so much! :) My favorite area is definitely Bluff View Arts District and I second the Rembrandt’s recommendation! And the views around there mmmmm. Another restaurant to check out: The Yellow Deli. It’s my favorite restaurant, ever, hands down. Everything they make is delicious (but get the Deli Rose) and the design and murals inside are unbelievable.
    I think I see a visit to TN in my near future…

    • Did you go to Lee? Covenant? My daughter is a Covenant grad and she LOVED Yellow Deli. It is DEFINITELY the most interesting restaurant in Chatty! And fits so well with her personality. This is the longest I’ve been away from Chattanooga since we lived there, and I’m itching to get back…. Thank you for chiming in, Andrea!

      • You’re close, I actually went to Bryan College in Dayton. Covenant was our rival when I was there! :)
        No problem, thanks for the article!

  2. When I saw your post this morning, I nearly squealed with excitement. Chattanooga is my home! It’s such an amazing city that deserves far more credit than it gets! You’ve done such a good job of outlining things to do, too. I would just add a couple favorite restaurants/cafes to the list: Terra Mae (the coolest mid-century modern restaurant you’ve ever seen), Alleia (very romantic), Camp House (super urban coffee shop with a great array of sandwiches), Rembrandt’s Coffee House (French-inspired coffee shop) and Tony’s Pasta Shop (amazing chicken tetrazzini).

  3. As a long time Chattanooga resident, I have to say this is a great summary / article on all Chattanooga has to offer. Downtown is great!

  4. I have mostly been to Chattanooga for concerts at Track 29 (nice music venue!), but I can attest to The Crash Pad being a really great hostel.

  5. This made me miss Chatt so much! I moved away after I graduated from UTC in ’98. My siblings and other family members are still in the area, but I don’t get there as often as I would like to. The place has changed quite a bit since I lived there.

  6. Yay for showing people beautiful East TN! (Says this Tri-Cities girl living in China and missing her home…)

  7. Sweet Chattanooga…my hometown. I’ve been gone 30 years (I’m now just up I-75 in Knoxville), but I’m pretty sure if given the opportunity I would love to be back there. The aquarium is awesome!

  8. Thank you for making this Chattanooga girl more homesick than ever and for showing off our fantastic city! I am constantly trying to get my friends (in China) to visit or move there. It is truly a magical place. :)

  9. I lived in Chattanooga until last summer and your post brings back the best memories! It’s such a wonderful place for families and kids. We moved back to our home country Germany so I don’t know when we will be able to go back there. Hopefully soon! But Chattanooga is always going to have a very special place in our hearts and it will always be our kids’ childhood hometown…

  10. I’ve only called Chattanooga home for two years, but I will be thrilled if I can do so forever! It is the sweetest little city full of friendly faces, a unique and eclectic vibe, and is set in a breathtaking part of our country. There is a reason the locals call it the #besttownever!

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