Spring Break is almost here! Are you knee deep in planning the fun you will have during your break?! If you are looking for a cultural escape filled with adventure for the whole family, you need to check out Chattanooga, Tennessee! Chattanooga’s Spring Break Safari offers a great way to get out of the house, recharge and spend some quality family time together.
Chattanooga Spring Break Safari
In fact, the Spring Break Safari perfectly combines family fun and adventure with just the right element of learning. Chattanooga transforms “into a place where kids rule and adventure is everywhere.” There are so many places to see and attractions to explore. The 9 days you have for Spring Break will packed with scenic views, enterprising experiences, bold flavors and hidden treasures. There is much more to the city of Chattanooga than you might expect. Once you begin your Spring Break Safari and Scavenger Hunt, you will discover a city filled with plenty of hands-on activities for families.
Bluff View Art District — The historic neighborhood is a creative haven that specializes in the visual, culinary and landscape arts. It sits high atop a bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience.
Chattanooga Choo Choo — The 24-acre complex boasts two hotel buildings, on-site dining, retail shops, tranquil rose gardens and much more. Guests can overnight in beautifully restored authentic sleeper cars, once reserved for only the wealthiest of passengers during the railroad era.
Chattanooga Zoo — Imagine a zoo that provides worthwhile fun at a price that won’t break the bank! With over 300 animals representing 130 different species, many of which are endangered, the Chattanooga Zoo is committed to engaging and inspiring our community to better understand and preserve wildlife by creating meaningful connections between people and animals.
Creative Discovery Museum — Whether creating a clay sculpture in the Artists’ Studio, zooming a message through a pneumatic tube in Inventors’ Clubhouse, digging for dinosaur bones in Excavation Station, or creating an ensemble cast of characters in the Back Alley Theatre, this museum is full of hands-on family fun.
High Point Climbing & Fitness — The premier rock climbing facility features climbing indoors and outdoors. Climb walls up to 60 feet tall! High Point has over 28,000 sq. st. of climbing surface making it one of the nation’s largest gyms. The friendly-knowledgeable staff is great for even the most novice climbers!
Hunter Museum of American Art — The collection of the Hunter Museum spans the history of American art from the colonial period to the present day, and covers a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, contemporary studio glass, and crafts. The museum showcases 100 years of architecture and houses the finest collection of American art in the Southeast.
Rock City Gardens — Wind your way through massive rock boulders and caverns that bring you to Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village. Explore the 400 species of plants, flowers, and shrubs before you cast your wish upon the 140-foot high falls. Stand mightily upon world-famous Lover’s Leap and wrap yourself in the magnificent view. Each step is a discovery!
Ruby Falls — Features a thundering 145-foot waterfall located deep within Lookout Mountain. Entertaining hosts take you into the cavern by elevator and lead you along a paved, level pathway through the unique formations that lead to the sparkling waterfall at Ruby Falls. Plus, children will love the Fun Forest play area.
Southern Belle Riverboat — This 450 passenger US Coast Guard regulated riverboat is available for Sightseeing, Lunch and Evening Dinner Cruises. Sightseeing and Lunch cruises are fully narrated to showcase Chattanooga’s rich history and our evening dinner cruises always offer live music for a foot stompin’ good time.
Tennessee Aquarium — Take a remarkable journey from the mountains to the sea to meet amazing animals up close within the Aquarium’s two buildings. Experience a shark and ray touch pool, mysterious jellyfish, playful penguins and a rainforest filled with hundreds of free-flying butterflies… just to name a few exhibits.
Tennessee Valley Railroad — Ride ‘Railroadings Golden Age‘ aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad’s restored vintage trains. It’s a trip into history on a rolling time machine!
As you can see, there really is something for everyone! Whether you are looking for adventure, learning or just a bit of relaxing, Chattanooga offers all of that and more! Families can also explore Chattanooga on the 13-site Scavenger Hunt, an exciting way to learn more about each attraction and different areas throughout the city.
For more information on Chattanooga, visit www.ChattanoogaFun.com.
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