Chattanooga has developed enormously over the past two decades, from a town with only a few attractions and a dead downtown area to a revitalized city with a much more attractive river front. However, the question remains, just how far has Chattanooga progressed in the eyes of locals and out-of-town visitors?
Is it an overnight stop, a weekend visit, a nice place to spend a few days, or a full fledged vacation destination?
What are Chattanooga's strengths and weaknesses? Does Chattanooga offer a standard experience or does a visitors' impression depend greatly on what they happen to visit?
What elements need to be developed to make Chattanooga a higher-profile destination?
Discuss! (All opinions and stories very welcome. Also, it will probably be helpful to discussion for each poster to relate how familiar he or she is with the city and what sites they have visited.)