Close to the Georgia border, Chattanooga had its start in 1815 as the trading post Ross’s Landing. In 1838, the post was renamed to the derivative of the Creek work for “rock rising to a point,” Chattanooga.
Rock Climbing Heaven
This city is a climbing destination known around the world. Rock climbers go to heaven when they visit Chattanooga, Tennessee. If you love to boulder, Stone Fort is a brief highway drive to Mowbray Mountain. There are so many routes at Stone Fort you will not be short of rock to conqueror.
Rock climbing is not really your thing? No worries, the Tennessee Aquarium is a guaranteed good time. Described by visitors as cozy and welcoming, the knowledgeable staff will get you up to date on everything you’d ever want to know about freshwater ecosystems! The Tennessee Aquarium is a great date night, and the butterfly room is really a beautiful sight to behold.
Chattanooga has all the charm you’d expect of a bustling southern city. Do you like staying at Bed and Breakfasts? The Blue View Inn is a relaxing retreat full of storied history. The Bed and Breakfast is split into three separates but equally gorgeous historical homes. From the Blue View Inn you can walk to the Tennessee Aquarium, the Hunter Museum of American Art and the gorgeous RiverWalk path downtown in the Bluff View Art District.
The Hunter Museum of American Art is a diverse curation of art including paintings and sculptures dating from the colonial times to present day. The museum is home to work by acclaimed artists George Segel and Andyy Warhol and is a worthwhile day trip for the art lover.
Are you looking to splurge on dinner? St. John’s is known for it’s fresh, yet pricey meals. Not wanting to splurge? Matilda Midnight is a mid-century modern aesthetic with romantic vibes and tasty champagne cocktails. You can’t go wrong with the buffalo wings.