Distance from Atlanta: 117 miles northwest; one-hour-and-45-minute drive
With museums, river cruises, and a plethora of city tours available, Chattanooga rocks, but the city’s Riverwalk is not to be missed. Chock-full of shops, parks, restaurants, bars, and more, we’d say it’s endless fun, but it’s actually 13 paved miles.
Don't leave without: Booking a spot at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. It was once the terminal station for the Southern Railway line, and you can sleep in style in a gorgeously restored, authentic sleeper car, once available only to the mega-rich.