Travel & Lodging

Chattanooga’s prime location in the Southeast makes us an ideal road racing destination. We’re a short drive from cities such as Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham, and if you’re flying to the race our local airport is well-equipped to serve you. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Scenic City!

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Travel by Car

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There are three major highways that merge in Chattanooga, I-24, I-75 and I-59. Within two hour’s drive the residents of Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, Birmingham and Huntsville can all be in Chattanooga.

Travel by Air

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CHA is just 15 minutes from Downtown Chattanooga and only a few minutes from Hamilton Place Mall. This airport is easy and quick with professional service to match. The airport has direct flights to eight cities and one stop service to 1,000 cities.

Travel by Car

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Enterprise and National offer great deals for rental cars for your time in Chattanooga!

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Chattanooga has a variety of hotel options available to meet all of your travel needs! Whether you decide to stay in the heart of downtown at the Marriott, enjoy the riverview from the SpringHill Suites, or indulge in a warm chocolate chip cookie upon arriving at the DoubleTree, you can’t go wrong wherever you stay. Enjoy the race and all of the outdoor fun that Chattanooga has to offer, then kick back and relax in one of these fine hotels!



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Chattanooga Marriott

Two Carter Plaza
Chattanooga, TN
(423) 756-0002

Rate: 139 plus tax per night
$11 Self Parking/$15 Valet • Breakfast Included for 2 People - Served from 6 a.m.-11 a.m.

The Chattanooga Marriott boasts 343 vibrant guest rooms with contemporary touches, deluxe Marriott bedding and modern amenities. The hotel is complete with a 24-hour fitness center, business center, airport transportation and indoor/outdoor pools. Satisfy your appetite at The Terrace Grille serving eclectic southern cuisine daily, meet for your favorite Starbucks' coffee or tea in the Lookout Cafe, or enjoy cocktails with friends in Kicks' Lounge.
Breakfast served on the 2nd floor at Table South.

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    Courtyard Marriott
    directions 423.755.0871

    Rate: 159 plus tax per night
    $10 Parking • Breakfast Included-BISTRO opens at 6 a.m.

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    Hampton Inn & Suites
    directions (423) 693-0500

    Rate: $145 plus tax per night
    Breakfast Included • $8 Self Parking

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    Springhill Suites Marriott
    directions (423) 834-9300

    Rate: $159 plus tax per night
    Breakfast Included • Parking Included

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    Staybridge Suites
    directions (423) 267-0900

    Rate: $134 plus tax per night
    Breakfast Included • $7 Self Parking

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    The Chattanoogan
    directions (423) 756-3400

    Rate: $159 plus tax per night
    $8 Self Parking • $16 Valet

Things To Do

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Rain or shine, families of all sizes venture out together to enjoy the sights, sounds and atmosphere of Chattanooga. Coolidge Park is a popular family friendly hotspot with its interactive mountains, carousel and expansive green space perfect for running, playing or just sprawling out on a blanket for a mid-day picnic. The Chattanooga area offers exciting family fun, from the Chattanooga Zoo and Tennessee Aquarium to the Ruby Falls ZipStream and the Creative Discovery Museum. The entire city is an easy walk for any age so exploring downtown Chattanooga is a breeze. Catch all the action at a Chattanooga Lookouts minor league baseball game, experience thrilling rides at Lake Winnepesaukah or enjoy the laid-back arts and crafts scene at the Chattanooga Market on Sundays. Chattanooga is nestled in the heart of countless wild trails, caves and even whitewater rapids that are all ready to be explored and experienced within a 50-mile radius of the city. No matter the age, Chattanooga is the perfect place to bring out your inner kid and celebrate it with those you love most.

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food & Beverage

Chattanooga’s dining and drink scene is full of local flavor, with homegrown restaurants ranging from charming pubs such as Hair of the Dog and Terminal Brewhouse and Flying Squirrel to top-notch dining establishments including Elemental, Back Inn Cafe and St. John’s.

Many Chattanooga restaurants boast menus featuring fresh ingredients from local farms. The cosmopolitan offerings give even adventurous diners a way to tickle their palate, whether they’re opting for authentic cuisine from far-flung locales like Greece, Italy, Mexico and Asia to creative twists on traditional favorites from barbecue and burgers to seafood and fresh seasonal selections. A healthy serving of weekly specials at various establishments around town makes dining out more palatable, even for budget-conscious travelers. 

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Getting Around

Chattanooga has many ways of getting around without needing a vehicle. First, Chattanooga is a very walkable city with a compact Downtown with restaurants, attractions and things to do around every corner. But if you need more mobility, there are plenty of options.

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carta’s free electric shuttle

The shuttle operates Downtown and connects the heart of the Downtown Riverfront and Aquarium to the Northshore and Southside by the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Shuttles run as frequently as every five minutes.

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Bike Chattanooga

The bike share is also a unique and fun way to get around town. You can rent one of the 300 bicycles from any of thirty stations around Downtown Chattanooga. A pass is just $8 a day and allows usage of the bicycle for up to 60 minutes at a time at no extra charge. View map to find bike stations located in the downtown Chattanooga area.

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