Historic Lookout Mountain is only 15 minutes from downtown and with a whole new list of things to do from riding the steepest incline in the world, to going underground to see a 145’ underground waterfall at Ruby Falls, to walking through an award-winning garden at Rock City Gardens to strolling the 1863 National Park Battlefields at Point Park.
There are a few great things not to miss: the Riverfront District includes the Tennessee Aquarium the world's largest fresh-water aquarium, stroll or bike on our 13-mile (20.9km) RiverWalk; check out the $8 million dollar renovation at the famous 1909 Chattanooga Choo Choo Terminal Station & Hotel Complex; or enjoy an evening at a Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball game on Hawk Hill-America’s pastime. Then, enjoy dinner & music on the Southern Belle Riverboat; or take a ride through a gorge on the high-speed 55mph River Gorge Explorer; or splash down in the early morning hours on a Chattanooga Duck, a WWII amphibious vehicle for a fun river ride to remember.
The cool American art scene starts at the 1900s Bluff View Art District where you’ll find two great restaurants, a coffeehouse, art gallery, 3 Bed & Breakfast homes, a free sculpture garden and the largest collection of American art in the southeast at the Hunter Museum of American Art.
Before you leave, don't miss the great outdoor adventures like; kayaking or paddle-boarding right in downtown; or a short drive takes you to hiking trails, mountain biking or rock climbing indoors and out at High Point Climbing; then, just 45 minutes away you can whitewater raft on the Ocoee "1996 Olympic" River or if you dare, hang-glide off Lookout Mountain’s west-brow.
Call Bon Voyage to include a stay in Chattanooga in your next Deep South states fly-drive holiday.