Escape to Chattanooga
Our most popular package!
This package includes the best attractions Chattanooga has to offer. Experience the iconic attractions atop Lookout Mountain as well as the Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater in downtown Chattanooga.
Start your day atop Lookout Mountain at Ruby Falls, an underground guided cave to a breathtaking 145-foot underground waterfall. Your tour guide will point out several interesting formations in the cave as well as talk about the history of Ruby Falls. At the end of your tour, consider upgrading your ticket to include the Ruby Falls ZIPStream Aerial Adventure. Open seasonally from March through November, ZIPStream is a series of ropes course type challenge elements high up in the tree tops overlooking the Chattanooga Valley and Tennessee River. Each course culminates in a zipline!
After your adventures through Ruby Falls, drive just a few miles across the mountain over to Rock City Gardens. Have lunch on our dining terraces at Café 7 (open seasonally) or at the Big Rock Grill. The Enchanted Trail awaits you as you can wind your way through gardens, rock formations and out to Lover’s Leap where you can See 7 States from the overlook. Next, travel over to the Incline Railway for America’s Most Amazing Mile! This historic cable car ride up the mountain is one of the world’s steepest passenger railways. Be sure to grab some Clumpies Ice Cream, located at the bottom station of the Incline Railway or seasonally at the pop-up shop at Battles for Chattanooga just a short walk from the top station.
Downtown Chattanooga is home to a wide-variety of local dining favorites fit for any appetite and budget. Visit the Eat page for some of our suggestions!
Start your morning with a walk downtown along the Riverfront and across the Walnut Street Bridge, a pedestrian bridge connecting the Riverfront to Coolidge Park. Let the kids play in the park, take a ride on the Carousel, or splash in the fountains (open seasonally). Later in the morning, make your way over to the Tennessee Aquarium. Housed in two buildings, the Ocean Journey and River Journey aquariums is home to penguins, otters, alligators, sharks, jellyfish, and thousands of reef creatures darting through dramatic coral formations.
Couldn’t decide on where to eat last night? Take advantage again of the downtown dining variety all within walking distance of the Aquarium. After lunch, take in an IMAX 3D Movie. Breathtaking crystal clear 3D images and state of the art sound make you feel like you’re in the movie not just watching it!