Chattanooga is great town! we have been there 5 or 6 times in the past few years but only passing through , we spent a half day in Chattanooga last year, looked around and decided to return and spend a week there and forgo out yearly trip to Florida.
Chattanooga downtown is friendly,clean and well set up to make getting around easy.
We had a great time , did all the local tourist things, rock city , ruby falls , the aquarium , the duck ride , the inclined railway , took a long walk accost the bridge and found a local diner with great food.
The theater was great as was the museum.
the riverboad and diner cruse was good too.
I think there where a minimum of 10 or 15 police cars parked in a 2 or 3 block area downtown and that has a way of making a family feel safe.
I plan on coming back , finding more hidden treasures and tasty restaurants.
thanks for great time Chattanooga.