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Ultimate Guide: Perfect Girls’ Weekend in Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga is a nice, laid back city to have a relaxing girls’ weekend. Check out this itinerary for a fun girls’ weekend in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

If you’re looking for girls’ trip ideas and don’t want the crazy party vibe of Nashville, then let me suggest Chattanooga as a low-key alternative! My friends and I did a girls’ trip to Chattanooga for our annual reunion, and we loved it!

Check out these girl’s trip to Chattanooga ideas for your perfect weekend getaway!

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Travel Guide: Girl’s Weekend in Chattanooga

For our annual girls’ trip, my friends and I headed to Chattanooga for a weekend. Below, you’ll find everything we packed into our unforgettable weekend, including where to stay, what to do, and where to eat.

Things to Do on Your Chattanooga Girls’ Trip

1. See Rock City

Rock City, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Rock City is a classic things to do on your girls’ trip to Chattanooga.

This magical garden oasis is one of Chattanooga’s top attractions (even though it’s actually in Georgia). Take a stroll through the elaborate rock garden that’s designed around natural rock formations.

Rock City’s iconic Enchanted Trail follows a 4,100-foot path around and through these incredible rock formations. It’s 100% as enchanting as it sounds!

2. Visit Ruby Falls

Ruby Falls, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Ruby Falls is a magnificent underground waterfall that is absolutely worth a visit on your Chattanooga girls’ trip!

Take a trip down into the caverns to see the 145-foot Ruby Falls waterfall. There are a bunch of unique rock formations in the cave, but the highlight is seeing the waterfall illuminated by colorful LED lights.

You’ll take an elevator down to the cave, and then it’s just a 1-mile walk round-trip. Be prepared to get a little dirty, though, because this is still a cave.

3. Explore the Hunter Museum of American Art

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Hunter Museum of American Art is the perfect place for you and the girls to enjoy the art and creativity of American artists.

Stroll through the collections that cover the Hudson River School, 19th century genre painting, American Impressionism, the Ashcan School, early modernism, regionalism, and post-WWII modern and contemporary American art.

Don’t miss the sculptures outside the art museum as well, like the Wooden Horse and Tom Otterness’ Free Money.

4. Cross the Walnut Street Bridge

Walnut Street Bridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Walnut Street Bridge is Chattanooga’s iconic blue pedestrian bridge spanning the Tennessee River. This is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.

You’ll get to the bridge at the end of Walnut Street by crossing the glass Holmberg Bridge from the Hunter Museum of Art.

Us the Walnut Street Bridge to cross over to the next stop, the Northshore.

5. Shop on the Northshore

The Northshore neighborhood is on the opposite side of the Tennessee River from Downtown Chattanooga.

On the Northshore, independently owned shops line the streets. The sidewalks are also imprinted with dance steps; in between shopping for used books and cute clothes, you can learn how to waltz!

This is the perfect place to do a little retail therapy and find a place to eat on your girls’ weekend in Chattanooga.

Top Chattanooga Tours

With so much to see, Chattanooga can be overwhelming for any first-time traveler. To take some of the stress out of planning your visit, opt for a guided tour! Check out this list of the top Chattanooga tours to help you make the most of your time in this beautiful part of Tennessee.

Where to Eat in Chattanooga During Your Girls’ Weekend

1. Maple Street Biscuit Company

For breakfast or lunch, head to the Maple Street Biscuit Company downtown for biscuit sandwiches and classic Southern sides. You’ll love their Retro Biscuits, Waffles, and Smashbrowns.

407 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

2. FEED Co. Table & Tavern

FEED Co. Table & Tavern has elevated comfort food and a lively bar. Their farm-fresh menu has items like Cornmeal Fried Catfish and Smoked Chicken Penne. This is also a great spot for brunch.

201 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

3. Alleia

Alleia is a local Italian restaurant that’s perfect for a classy girls’ night out. You’ll be instantly transported to Tuscany, with menu items like Gnocchi with Chicken Sausage and their Bacon Wrapped Qual Breast.

25 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

4. Hello Monty

Hello Monty is the perfect brunch spot. Try their brunch burrito or the Monty French Toast. They’re also a great option for dinner and drinks with their happy hour food deals and great cocktails.

306 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

5. Cashew

Cashew is a plant-based, vegan cafe on the Northshore that’s a great lunch spot. They have sandwiches, baked goods, coffee, and tea. Try the Jack Fruit BBQ Nachos and their Philly Cheesesteak.

149 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Where to Stay for your Girls’ Weekend in Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee Farm House

Chattanooga has plenty of options for staying at a hotel or in a vacation rental. I’ve done both, and they’re both great options depending on what you’re looking for.

Vacation rentals are a great choice for big groups so you have plenty of space for you and your friends.

Accommodation in Chattanooga can be expensive, even when you’re looking at vacation rentals and splitting the cost six ways. We found a very cute farmhouse that was built in the 1990s but made in the style of an 1860s farmhouse. So you can definitely find some really great vacation rentals when you get out of downtown!

Hotel rooms are perfect for smaller groups. There are tons of trendy and boutique hotels in Downtown Chattanooga. The Chattanoogan Hotel, the Moxy Chattanooga Downtown, and the Read House are top choices.

Best Places to Stay in Chattanooga

Mapping Out Your Chattanooga Girls’ Weekend

Ready to explore Chattanooga, Tennessee with your friends? Use the map below to help plan out your girls’ weekend in Chattanooga itinerary.

I hope this post helps you plan an amazing weekend getaway to Chattanooga with your besties!

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