Discover Chattanooga

"Best Town Ever!"  

Outside Magazine Names Chattanooga "Best Town Ever"
Chattanooga is a two-time winner of Outside magazine's Best Town title, confirming what Baylor students have known for decades. If you love the great outdoors, there’s no better place than the "scenic city!"  Within minutes of our campus lie some of the nation’s most beautiful settings for kayaking, rafting, hiking, biking (road and mountain), rock climbing, paddle boarding, hang gliding, and more. 

Nearby Shops and Restaurants
For those interested in a more laid back experience, a stroll across the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge takes you from cool shops and restaurants in the NorthShore neighborhood to cultural gems in the Bluff View Arts District. From weekly trips to Whole Foods or sipping lattes at local coffee shops, our Student Activities Director is always planning excursions and outings  to all of the popular spots in town, so our boarding students can enjoy all the area has to offer.  

Planning a visit? Check out the Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau website for complete information. Whether you're a prospective family, a visiting parent, or faculty new to Baylor, there's plenty of wonderful things to discover about Chattanooga.

NOTE: Baylor is located minutes from the downtown area, so downtown hotels and the bed and breakfast spots in the Bluff View Arts District will be the most convenient in driving time.


Chattanooga Fast Facts

Home to about 500,000 residents, Chattanooga is located in the southeastern corner of Tennessee, near Georgia and Alabama.

Chattanooga is a convenient two-hour drive from Atlanta, Birmingham, Knoxville and Nashville. Our airport is serviced by Delta, U.S. Air, and Northwest Airlines, and an affordable shuttle to and from the international airports in Nashville and Atlanta. Both international airports are two hours away.

The "Go Green" City
"Memphis loves to sing them blues, but in Chattanooga, the tune is "Go Green." The river town has come a long way since being designated America's most polluted city in 1969. Today, 22 miles of once inaccessible riverfront have been reclaimed for public use, and revitalization projects have made the city a model eco town and tourist hotspot."
- CBS News, The Early Show