A warm sunset along the Tennessee River as the Southern Belle Riverboat and a private boat pass under the Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, TN on Monday, July 20, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette
16 Favorite Travel Photos of Chattanooga, Tennessee

A Photography Story

Chattanooga is a place I just keep returning to. Between my first visit (that turned out a bit longer than I planned) and my last visit (when the mountains were on fire) I have seen a lot of beautiful places in this city. Now I’ve put together my favorite travel photos from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Which of these is your favorite?

A colorful sunset across the Walnut Street Bridge from a perch high above the Tennessee River at the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga, TN on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette

This was the view my very first night in Chattanooga. Needless to say I fell in love immediately.

Captain Mike Card smiles from the captain's chair inside the wheel house during the Southern Belle Riverboat tour on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, TN on Monday, July 20, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette

The view on a boat cruise with the aquarium. That’s Lookout Mountain through the window.

A roadrunner pauses just long enough for a photo at the Chattanooga Zoo in Chattanooga, TN on Monday, July 20, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette

I saw my first roadrunner I at the Chattanooga Zoo! I thought he would have been more blue.

A canon overlooks downtown Chattanooga from Lookout Mountain Battlefield & Point Park in Lookout Mountain, TN on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette Lookout Mountain Battlefield and Point Park is part of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park located in nearby Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. The park is located at the northern tip of Lookout Mountain, overlooking Chattanooga and the Tennessee River.

Point Park on Lookout Mountain has a stunning overlook of Chattanooga.

Fresh flowers for sale at the Chattanooga Market at the First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga, TN on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette

The Chattanooga Farmers’ Market had a little bit of everything, including these flowers.

Light trails pass under the Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, TN on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette

The Walnut Street Bridge has been converted to pedestrian use only and makes a beautiful photographic subject.

A well-dressed waiter serves sandwiches in the dining car during the Chickamauga Turn at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, TN on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette

The food aboard an excursion with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum was pretty good. So were the views.

A large turtle swims through the fish tank inside the Ocean Journey building at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, TN on Friday, July 17, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette Photos of the Tennessee Aquarium are available for licensing for editorial use in newspapers and magazines, however these photos are not available for print sales.

A giant turtle at the Tennessee Aquarium.

A warm sunset along the Tennessee River as the Southern Belle Riverboat and a private boat pass under the Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, TN on Monday, July 20, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette

I never got tired of this sunset view.

View of the waterfall and scenery far below at Rock City in Lookout Mountain, GA on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette

Or this view from Rock City on Lookout Mountain.

A gorgeous sunset from an overlook on Lookout Mountain, GA on Friday, November 11, 2016. Copyright 2016 Jason Barnette

One of the breathtaking sunset views on Lookout Mountain.

A gorgeous autumn sunset from Sunset Rock in Lookout Mountain, TN on Thursday, November 10, 2016. Copyright 2016 Jason Barnette

The aptly-named Sunset Rock is an easy, short hike on Lookout Mountain.

An isolated summer thunderstorm moves across the Chattanooga with a great view from The Incline Railway in Lookout Mountain, TN on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette

The Incline Railway is a neat attraction, a good way to reach the top of Lookout Mountain, and a great place to watch summer thunderstorms.

Blooming flowers create a canopy beneath the Walnut Street Bridge in the NorthShore neighborhood in Chattanooga, TN on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette

Once again I bring you the Walnut Street Bridge.

The small and cozy Aretha Frankenstein's in the NorthShore neighborhood in Chattanooga, TN on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette

Aretha Frankensteins has great food and interesting decor in the house-turned-restaurant.

A summer thunderstorm passes over the Tennessee River toward downtown Chattanooga from a viewpoint at Point Park, part of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, in Lookout Mountain, TN on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette

This hidden spot at Point Park on Lookout Mountain has one of the best views of all.