During a family road trip to Tennessee, we stopped in Chattanooga and we were able to go on a hike to see a beautiful view, go underground to see caves, and have some fun family time.
Our first stop was at Ruby Falls Caves. It was nice and cool and there were all kinds of neat formations. At the end of the cave tour, there was an indoor waterfall illuminated with lights to make it even more spectacular!
If you are feeling adventurous, you can do some zip lining and see the tree tops at Ruby Falls. I’ve been zip lining before and it is exhilarating!
Afterwards, we hiked up Lookout Mountain and saw the Rock City Gardens, Lovers Leap with a beautiful waterfall, and you can see seven states at the very top. The hike was fun because you had to cross bridges and squeeze in between rocks to get to the top.
During March for St. Patrick’s Day, they have their Irish Celebration and festival with Irish music, food, green beer and wine, and they dye the falls green. They have events throughout the year to attend for continuous family fun!
In downtown Chattanooga, there is the Riverfront which has good restaurants, river boat tours, shopping, the Aquarium, and hosts the Riverbend Festival every year with concerts, fireworks, and tons of fun! So if you are in TN check out this city full of activities for the family.
Where to stay on points
Staybridge Suites for 25k points or 20k points +$40 per night for an all suite hotel with complimentary full breakfast, free internet and free parking
Holiday Inn Express for 25k points or 20k points +$40 per night which includes complimentary hot breakfast, heated indoor saltwater pool, and free internet
Sheraton Read House for 3k-4k spg points or 2k +$35 per night which includes free internet, access to free electric shuttle to River St. and dog friendly.
Double Tree by Hilton for 30k HHonors points for a standard room
Hilton Garden Inn for 35k HHonor points for a standard room