Chattanooga’s prime location in the Southeast along the beautiful Tennessee River makes us an ideal open water swim destination. We’re conveniently located within a 2-hour drive from many major cities in the Southeast, and if you’re flying to the race our local airport is well-equipped to serve you. 

Coming by Car? There are three major highways that merge in Chattanooga: I-24, I-75 and I-59. Athletes coming from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, Birmingham and Huntsville can all be in Chattanooga in about 2 hours. Click here for directions. 

Coming by Plane? CHA is just 15 minutes from Downtown Chattanooga and only a few minutes from Hamilton Place Mall. This airport is easy and quick with professional service to match. The airport has direct flights to eight cities and one stop service to 1,000 cities. Click here for flight information. 

Where to Stay? Chattanooga has a variety of hotel options available to meet all of your travel needs. Enjoy the race and all of the outdoor fun that Chattanooga has to offer, then kick back and relax in one of our partner hotels. Special event rates are not guaranteed past May 1. For more information, click here.  

What to See? Families of all sizes can enjoy the sights, sounds and atmosphere of Chattanooga. From Coolidge Park’s expansive green space and hand-carved carousel, to the eclectic shops of the North Shore, to world-renowned attractions like the Tennessee Aquarium and Rock City, Chattanooga has something for everyone. For more information on planning your visit, click here

Where to Eat? Chattanooga’s dining and drink scene is full of local flavor, with homegrown restaurants ranging from charming pubs and bars such as Hair of the Dog and Flying Squirrel to top-notch dining establishments including Alleia, Back Inn Cafe and St. John’s. Plus, many Chattanooga restaurants boast menus featuring fresh ingredients from local farms. To check out some dining options, click here.

Partner Hotels
Rates Shown are Guaranteed through May 1 Only!

Chattanooga Marriott  ● Two Carter Plaza ● (423) 756-0002
Rate: $139 + tax per night ● $11 Self Parking

Chattanooga Swim Fest Host Hotel                   

Chattanooga Swim Fest Host Hotel                   

Conveniently located 2 miles from Coolidge Park, the Chattanooga Marriott
boasts 343 guest rooms with contemporary touches, deluxe Marriott bedding
and modern amenities. The hotel is complete with a 24-hour fitness center,
business center, airport transportation and indoor/outdoor pools. Satisfy your
appetite at The Terrace Grille serving eclectic southern cuisine, meet for Starbucks'
coffee or tea in the Lookout Cafe, or enjoy cocktails with friends in Kicks' Lounge.


Hampton Inn & Suites  ●  400 Chestnut Street  ●  (423) 693-0500
Rate: $169 + tax per night  ●  $8 Self Parking

Hilton Garden Inn   ●  311 Chestnut Street  ●  (423) 308 9000
Rate: $164 + tax per night  ●  $8 Self Parking

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Days Inn Rivergate  ●  901 Carter Street  ●  (423) 266-7331
Rate: $109 + tax per night (guaranteed until 5/15/17)
To book, call 423-266-7331.