Tennessee whiskey is famous all over the world, and for good reason. Home to dozens of distilleries before prohibition, the city was out of the production game for over 100 years until Chattanooga Whiskey started cranking out that sweet liquor. Take a guided tour or just swing through the tasting room for some of the 1816 cask or reserve whiskey; or whatever experimental batch the staff is currently working on.
When a city has the nickname ‘the Scenic City’, expectations are high. Luckily for visitors, Chattanooga lives up to them and then some. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Tennessee River and the mountain ridges of the Appalachian foothills, this outdoorsy town is a sight for sore eyes.
A sight for healthy eyes as well, let it be said. The best things to do in Chattanooga lean towards the relaxing side of the ledger, but don’t make the mistake of dismissing the place as sleepy. This is Tennessee, after all; a party is always happening somewhere. After ticking off the sights, eat your heart out at the best restaurants in town and make plans for Nashville, Memphis, and the rest.