Christmas in Chattanooga TN: 10 Festive Events Worth Attending

Santa Sleigh at Asian Lantern Festival during Christmas in Chattanooga TN

This year was not the first time we’ve celebrated Christmas in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But aside from day trips to see the Rock City Christmas lights, this was the first time we’ve ever devoted multiple days to attending all the biggest Christmas events in Chattanooga. With a population of around 185,000 people, Chattanooga is the fastest-growing city … Read more

Ruby Falls Cave Tours on Lookout Mountain Near Chattanooga TN

Couple exploring Ruby Falls Caves on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga TN

When I was growing up in North Georgia, you couldn’t swing a stick without hitting a sign (or barn) promoting Rock City and Ruby Falls.  If you were taking a family road trip to “See Rock City,” Ruby Falls was simply a must-see, because these two Lookout Mountain attractions are less than four miles apart.  … Read more

The 15 Best Things to Do in Lookout Mountain GA/TN

Waterfall at Lookout Mountain GA TN

[Updated April 11, 2023] Located at an elevation of 2,388 feet, Lookout Mountain sits on the border between North Georgia and Tennessee.  Just a 10-minute drive from downtown Chattanooga (or a 2-hour drive from Atlanta), the mountain is home to some of the most famous tourist attractions in the area. Atop Lookout Mountain you’ll find … Read more

Christmas Fun at Rock City Enchanted Garden of Lights

Christmas at Rock City Enchanted Garden of Lights in Lookout Mountain GA

Growing up in North Georgia, you couldn’t drive very far into the Blue Ridge Mountains without seeing the famous “SEE ROCK CITY” signs painted on barns, birdhouses, and more.  And yet, for some odd reason, my family never visited Rock City Gardens, which has been a popular Chattanooga-area attraction for 90 years now.  Located atop … Read more

Hiking the Lula Lake Land Trust Near Lookout Mountain GA

Lula Lake Land Trust Waterfall

The first time I saw a photo of the Lula Lake Land Trust, it stopped me in my tracks.  It was a breathtaking aerial drone photo featuring a massive waterfall surrounding by brilliant fall colors. It looked as if Niagara Falls had had a baby, and the baby had moved to the state of Georgia. … Read more

Exploring Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in Lookout Mountain

Cannon and plaque at Point Park in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

The battles at Chickamauga and Chattanooga were a major turning point in the Civil War. Winning the Battle of Chattanooga in late November of 1863 created a path for the Union Army to take Atlanta, which had a direct effect on the end of the war. Today, these historic battlefields are preserved at the Chickamauga … Read more