NEW IN 2014 – Top 7 NEW WAYS TO HAVE FUN IN CHATTANOOGA
Chattanooga is dedicated to continually enhancing the city, always making it a better destination. So whether you’ve been here before or it’s your first time, you’ll find some great new ways to have fun, topping off an already impressive array of things to do:
The Block includes a 25,000 square-foot High Point Climbing and Fitness; 11,000 square-foot exterior public art piece that is a climbing wall; 38,000-square foot Rock/Creek, a Chattanooga-based specialty outdoor apparel & equipment retailer; and a coffeehouse. A 3,000 square foot Funtopia by High Point, a kids-only climbing gym, will be added in Summer 2014.
Chattanooga Wednesday Market
Due to the popularity of their Sunday Market and River Market, the Chattanooga Market group has added an additional market for 2014 – the brand new Wednesday Market. This weekly market will be smaller & more intimate than the other markets with a laid-back feel and will feature live acoustic music, fresh produce and local food truck eateries.
Pints and Pedals
Pints and Pedals ultimate bike pedal tours provide tours of Chattanooga – in a fun and unique way. The tours take you to some cool spots in the Southside and Downtown Districts – Public House, Flying Squirrel, Track 29, Community Pie, Terminal Brewhouse, Big River Grille & Brewing Works, Urban Stack, Sturm Haus, Champy’s, Easy Bistro, Local 191 and Honest Pint.
Lake Winnepesaukah’s SOAK YA! Waterpark
Lake Winnepesaukah’s 5-acre waterpark SOAK Ya! opened and features a lazy river, wave lagoon, flume body slides, enclosed tube slides, side-by-side racer slides and a splash park for toddlers as well as shaded lounge seating, retail shops, concessions and a changing facility with lockers.
Chattanooga Zoo Choo
Chattanooga Zoo’s new Zoo Choo train began boarding its first passengers in April. The Zoo Choo can hold up to 20 children at one time and provides a 4-5 minute ride throughout the Chattanooga Zoo.
The Jump Park
The Jump Park, an indoor Trampoline Park, opened in Downtown Chattanooga and provides 18,000+ square feet of wall-to-wall trampolines – a one-of-a-kind leaping, soaring, fun experience. Opportunities (for kids & adults!) include: trampolines, flipping off of angled walls, over-sized foam pit and playing air Dodge Ball.
Tennessee Aquarium opened a brand new otter exhibit in May of 2014 with three times the otters in three times the space. The new exhibit takes animal interaction to a new level for aquariums and will create photos so cute you’ll have to start a new Pinterest page. The new otters are "now playing" at the Tennessee Aquarium.
How to get here: We're conveniently located at the intersection of three major interstates (I-75, I-24 & I-59) and Chattanooga's airport, just 15 minutes from downtown, offers non-stop and one-stop air service to thousands of worldwide connections. Nicknamed the Scenic City, Chattanooga is surrounded by mountains and is nestled on the banks of the Tennessee River. We're a safe, walkable and have an intense, compact and vibrant downtown. Once here, you can park your car and navigate downtown on the free electric shuttle or ride one of the 300 bikes in the public Bicycle Transit System that's available 24/7.
Between the Downtown, NorthShore and Southside Districts, you'll get to experience world-famous hot-spots like the revitalized riverfront, Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Bluff View Arts District, Creative Discovery Museum, AT&T Field, Chattanooga Zoo; cultural & historical attractions; shopping; and our vibrant nightlife that includes events and festivals like Nightfall, Riverfront Nights, Riverbend Festival, 4 Bridges Arts Festival, Oktoberfest, Enchanted Garden of Lights, as well as live music at Track 29, Rhythm & Brews and more.
Less than 15 minutes from the heart of the city, you can explore Rock City Gardens, Ruby Falls, Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Tennessee Valley Railroad and Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park.
Chattanooga's diverse culinary scene has attracted food reviewers and celebs including Rachel Ray's $40 a Day show, Ming Tsao's Simply Ming show and celebrity chef Alton Brown. You won't want to miss a meal at St. John's, 212 Market, Taco Mamacitas, Urban Stack, The Terminal Brewhouse, Champy's, Sugar's Ribs or Elemental.
If you're seeking outdoor adventure, try kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding on the Tennessee River downtown, hiking, whitewater rafting, hang gliding or just relax along the Riverwalk at one of our many urban parks, including Coolidge Park, Renaissance Park and MainTerrain Park.
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