Where to Celebrate a Special Day or Occasion in Chattanooga

Where to Celebrate a Special Day or Occasion in Chattanooga

Add an extra dose of special to your Chattanooga excursion

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Whether it's a birthday or anniversary, Chattanooga offers plenty of ways to go that extra mile to make the day extra special. Check out these activities for an unforgettable celebration in the Scenic City.

Behind the Curtain

Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga
Tennessee Aquarium 

Any trip to Chattanooga isn't complete without a visit to the Tennessee Aquarium. For your special occasion consider a Backstage Pass, a 45-minute experience that allows you to witness the day-to-day activities of the animals and their caregivers.

Get Active

Reserve your seat for the Chattanooga Cycle Boats. Enjoy the trip as everyone pedals down the Tennessee River. Don't worry; a solar powered motor assists the boat as well. On land, reach new heights and rock climb outside at High Point Climbing and Fitness.

Lookout Mountain Hang gliding, Chattanooga
Lookout Mountain hang gliding

For the serious adventurers, try tandem hang gliding with Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding or skydiving through Chattanooga Skydiving Company.

Get Creative

IGNiS Glass Studio, Chattanooga
IGNiS Glass Studio, photo credit: IGNiS Glass Studio

Learn how to blow an ornament at IGNiS Glass Studio. With help from the professionals, choose your colors and follow the three-step process to create a unique souvenir.

See Something New

Hop aboard the Chattanooga Double Decker Bus, an authentic 1960s British Double Decker, for a historic tour. Try to snag a seat on the open-air top deck for the best views as the bus crosses all three bridges. For something more intimate, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown with Chattanooga Horse Trams. It's a pleasant way to start or end an evening. Explore the city by foot or bike, or on a Segway with Chattanooga Segway and Bike Tours. Hear about the spirits that still haunt the city on a ghost tour with Chattanooga Ghost Tours. For the dedicated, sign up to take part in the Cemetery Ghost Hunt.

Paddleboarding in Chattanooga
Paddleboarding in Chattanooga

Take your sunset experience to the next level with L2 Outside's guided sunset tours. Watch the day end while standing on top of a paddle board in the Tennessee River. 

Southern Belle Riverboat, Chattanooga
Southern Belle Riverboat

Roll on the river with Southern Belle Riverboat and take in the views of Lookout Mountain and the natural surroundings. You can select a scenic cruise, lunch cruise or dinner cruise so you can fit it into your schedule.

Sip & Savor

Perhaps the best way to learn about Chattanooga's culinary offerings is on the Southside Tour or Downtown Tour with Eat Sip WalkTake a cooking class at The Sweet and Savory Classroom. Just like the name reads, you can choose either a sweet or savory class. They also offer holiday classes and kids’ classes.

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