Chattanooga TN welcomes 2024 with an array of new hotels, restaurants, developments and attractions.

Not only is the city home to a thriving music scene, culinary excellence, whiskey tasting and, yes, Lil Debbie Snack Cakes and Moon Pies, but also opportunities for exploring the outdoors. With an array of direct flights, including one launching in the spring from Las Vegas, it’s also a great destination for meetings and sporting events, such as the Chattanooga Marathon, the Head of the Hooch rowing regatta and collegiate tournaments.  

Below is just a snapshot of what’s new for 2024 in the Scenic City. Let me know if I can interest you in a story.  

All the best, 



  • New Accommodations: 
  • Hotel Chalet at the Choo Choo | Southside – This newly renovated hotel allows visitors to experience a night inside restored Pullman cars from the 1920s-’50 blending historic and modern elements to offer an inviting and captivating atmosphere.  
  • Hotel Clemons | Downtown – Live like a local and immerse yourself in Chattanooga culture. Hotel Clemons is within walking distance of city attractions and top cuisine and is the perfect home away from home for creating lasting memories with your entire family.  
  • Treetop Hideaways | Lookout Mountain at Ruby Falls – Three new boutique treehouses sit overlooking the city at Ruby Falls. The treehouse retreats provide the right mix of childhood nostalgia, rustic charm, playful creativity, and luxurious lodging.  
  • Upcoming Accommodation Openings to keep on your radar:  
  • Tapestry Collection by Hilton | Downtown 
  • Drury Hotel | Hamilton Place  
  • Caption by Hyatt | Southside  
  • McLemore Resort by Hilton Curio Collection | Lookout Mountain 


  • The River to Clouds Route (RCR) is a new 34-mile trail system connecting Cloudland Canyon State Park to the Chattanooga Riverwalk in St. Elmo. The trail will be suitable for biking, trail running, and hiking.  
  • Little Debbie Park at the Commons contains multiple pavilions, walking trails, and a playground featuring Cosmic Brownies, Oatmeal Cream Pies, Christmas Tree Cake sculptures, and more.  
  • Creative Discovery Museum opened multiple new and renovated permanent exhibits this year, including the STEM Zone gallery, Little FarmHouse, Unearthed, and Treehouse Adventure.  
  • The Signal, a live music and event space, moved to its new location on the Chattanooga Choo Choo grounds.  


  • New Restaurants, Breweries & Bars: 
  • OB3B | Soddy Daisy – Family-owned coffee lounge with a unique twist. Offers a custom coffee roast blend, delicious cold-cut sandwiches, deli sides, and a welcoming lounge atmosphere. (Opened Dec. 2023) 
  • Ernest Chinese | Southside – Named after the co-owner’s pet cat, Ernest, this American Chinese restaurant is bringing a new twist to the city. The menu features favorites such as Egg Drop Soup, Gong Bao Chicken, Mongolian Beef, and more. (Opened Nov. 2023) 
  • Bless Yer Heart | MLK/UTC – A retro-styled hangout with tropical cocktails, beer, wine, and good company. (Opened Nov. 2023) 
  • Little Coyote | St. Elmo – Infused with Southwestern influences, the menu offers smoked meats, fresh tortillas, homemade pico de gallo, and more, served family style, while the bar boasts 100+ cocktails, beer, and wine selections, with a focus on agave spirits. (Opened Nov. 2023) 
  • Outpost Bar & Restaurant | Southside – The sister restaurant to Basecamp, this new spot will offer Appalachian-inspired dishes, including Pork Belly, Fish and Chips, Pan-Seared Trout, and Chicken Alfredo. (Opened Nov. 2023) 
  • Elsie’s Daughter | Southside – Located in the Hotel Chalet at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, this parlor is designed with history in mind and serves up classic cocktails and French-Belgian cuisine with a nod to Appalachia. (Opened Nov. 2023) 
  • Attack of the Tatsu | City Center – Inspired by years of studying Japanese food and culture, Chattanooga’s newest Izakaya and Ramen Shop offers a crafted menu utilizing many exceptional techniques and ingredients. (Opened Oct. 2023)