Being so close to Chattanooga you would think we would be more frequent visitors, but this was actually our first time to go together! I think when you do something a lot as a kid or it’s too close to home, it can lose some magic and novelty in your mind.
But all cities can grow and change and update while still having those familiar memories that conjure up your 4th grade field trip or a family vacation. The fact that family travel can resurrect the magic of old places through the eyes of your own child is another reason I love it! Travel with kids can also take you to little corners you otherwise wouldn’t go. (Itinerary included.)
“If I could see the world
Through the eyes of a child
Smiling faces would greet me all the while
Like a lovely work of art
It would warm my weary heart
Just to see through the eyes of a child”
So here is our 2-night/3-day itinerary for some ideas if you ever find yourself in the land of the Choo-Choo with your kiddos. Baby girl actually started to get sick while we were there, so I was really glad this was only a short visit!
Would love to hear what outdoor activities or other favorite Chattanooga places you friends usually include with more time there!
Nap time drive from BHM to Chattanooga
Read House check-in
Walk to Community Pie / Milk & Honey
(Running behind schedule so-->) Read House Starbucks
Other breakfast idea we've loved in the past: Camp House
Electric street car to Aquarium
Street car to Chattanooga Choo Choo
Frothy Monkey coffee and lunch
Hot Chocolatier or Wildflower Tea
Nap time at The Read House
Rock City Enchanted Garden of Lights
View of the “7 states” before dark
Feed Co too crowded ➡️ dinner at Public House
Breakfast at Mean Mugs coffee
Creative Discovery Museum
Accidentally passed Mayan Kitchen➡️ lunch at Terminal Brewhouse
Coffee and smoothies for the road from Frothy and Local Juicery + Kitchen
Nap time drive to BHM
The Read House was great and so beautiful! We booked during their renovations and actually had a discounted price, but then since our trip was postponed they were already finished! We might've not stayed somewhere like that ordinarily, but it was so fun to be in that nice spot!