Things To Do In Chattanooga For Spring BreakYes, it is January, but spring break is just around the corner. It will be here before you know it. Why Chattanooga for spring break? Our city is consistently ranked as a favorite within-driving-distance getaway for travelers. For most of you, getting to Chattanooga is an easy trip. And, the spring weather is amazing. Everything is becoming fresh and green, and our average high temperature is 64 degrees in March and 73 degreees in April.
Things to do in Chattanooga this spring break.
Family Outings Every year, the Chattanooga Visitors Bureau creates a Spring Break Safari Adventure Guide filled with adventures for kids and families to complete at area destinations such as becoming a backyard scientist at the Tennessee Aquarium or a zookeeper at the Chattanooga Zoo. The Spring Break Safari also invites your kids to be a conductor at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, a musician at Songbirds Guitar Museum, a shutterbug adventurer in the Bluff View Art District, a world traveler at the Creative Discovery Museum, a world traveler on the Southern Belle Riverboat, a cave explorer at Ruby Falls, a sword figher or rock adventurer at Rock City, or a rock climber at High Point Climbing and Fitness. Whew, that along with a scavenger hunt gives you plenty of options. The Spring Break Safari Adventure Guide is published each February on www.chattanoogafun.com.
Outdoor Adventures Chattanooga has won Outside Magazine's Best Town Ever contest twice since 2011. Yep, the best. We are famous for hiking, biking, caving, bouldering, and hang gliding. We always love getting out at Lookout Mountain's Cloudland Canyon State Park and Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center (seven of our homes are within 10-15 minutes from the parks). Check Audobon Acres on the north side of the city for hiking, canoeing, and the historic Cherokee home, Spring Frog Cabin. Pot Point Trail is in the Tennessee River Gorge close to Pot Point Cabin and River Overlook.
If caving is what you're looking for, G3 Adventures leads guided tours at Coudland Canyon State Park and Pigeon Mountain starting in March. Raccoon Mountain Caverns also offers caving tours for the family.
Lookout Mountain Flight Park is the world's largest hang gliding school and has been at it since 1978 so they know what they are doing. You can fly tandem with an instructor, spend a morning on the bunny hills, or stop by to watch pilots fly off of the mountain launch. Discounts are available for students.
Restaurants For The Whole Family It is always hard to narrow down where to eat in Chattanooga. There are so many great options, but to name a few that should please both you and your kids...
If you like burgers and home made french fries, both Urban Stack and Slick's Burgers are located on the southside of Chattanooga and there are plenty of inventive burger options as well as your simple cheeseburger. If you are heading to or from Pot Point Trail, head to River Drifters. They also rent stand up paddleboards and kayaks.
If tacos and burritos are your jam, Taco Mamacita serves up a variety of unique tacos. The Korean BBQ is my favorite. Mojo Burrito is a pick your own ingrediants burrito shop that is fresh, delicious, and my son's pick any time we are in town.
Southside Pizza is great for dining in or take out. Delicious, huge pies. Oh man, I want one right now.
A couple other downtown favorites: The Blue Plate, Tony's Pasta, and Good Dog.
Where to Stay We at Chattanooga Vacation Rentals have homes on Lookout Mountain, in Chattanooga, on Signal Mountain, and on the Tennessee River. We have larger homes, smaller homes, and pet friendly homes.