Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00

10 Ways to Spend a Spring Day in Downtown Chattanooga

Springtime has returned to Chattanooga. It brings with it a lot of options for how to spend a day.

acquariumOption 1: Explore
You don't have to have a specific destination in mind to go on an adventure downtown. In fact, sometimes that is the best way to discover new places and make memories. From public art displays to specialty shops, a pleasant surprise could be just around the next corner! You don't even require a car to get around. Take advantage of the free Electric Shuttle buses, Bike rentals or simply take a stroll while enjoying the weather.

Option 2: Shop
Warehouse Row is just around the block from StoneFort Inn. In this one place alone, you can find jewelry, baked goods, lingerie, art, home furnishings, boutique fashion, upscale footwear, luxury goods, cosmetics, antiquities, and more. Hamilton Place offers a large variety of store brands. You'll find fresh produce and all kinds of art at the Chattanooga Market at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

Option 3: Take Advantage of Being Outdoors
It's hard to top a day relaxing by the fountain at Coolidge Park, stand up paddleboarding on the riverfront, gazing at the skyline from the Walnut Street Bridge, hiking a trail, caving, hang gliding, kayaking, fishing, white water rafting, or rock climbing.