During the fall, it's always nice to travel around to see the leaves change or check out a pumpkin patch. If you are feeling the need to take a small trip, Chattanooga in the fall is a "must-see" on your list. Autumn in the Scenic City means cooler weather, brilliant changing colors, Oktoberfest celebrations, festivals and live music, outdoor adventure sports and even some thrilling Halloween experiences.
Once there, you can park your car and easily navigate the compact and vibrant downtown by foot, free electric shuttle or on a bike from the bike share system. You will quickly see why Chattanooga was listed in the New York Times` top '45 Places to Visit' in the universe and National Geographic Adventure`s 'Best Adventure Towns in the U.S. to Live + Play.'
You can let the everyone in the city know about your Chattanooga vacation by posting pictures using #AdventuresInCHA and #FallInCHA or tagging the city on Facebook/Twitter with @chattanoogafun and Instagram @chattanooga_fun. Get all the details for your Fall in Chattanooga getaway at www.chattanoogafun.com/fall.
FALL COLOR TOURS
Looking for some great ways to see the fall colors? Chattanooga offers options by bike, boat, train and, of course, cruising around the city in your own car.
- BY BIKE - Hop on a bike from the Chattanooga Bike Share System and view the beautiful fall foliage on the 13-mile paved Riverwalk that runs along the Tennessee River and through the scenic Bluff View Art District. Bring your mountain bike and explore the trails at Stringer`s Ridge, Enterprise South Nature Park or on Lookout, Signal or Raccoon Mountains.
- BY BOAT - Take a cruise into the Tennessee River Gorge where you'll see nature's brilliant canvas of fall colors. Cruises available aboard the Tennessee Aquarium`s River Gorge Explorer or Southern Belle Riverboat.
- BY TRAIN - Jump on board the Tennessee Valley Railroad or Incline Railway for a variety of train rides that take you through the beautiful Tennessee or straight up Lookout Mountain.
FESTIVALS, ENTERTAINMENT & LIVE MUSIC
Enjoy a variety of fun during one of Chattanooga`s top festivals and events including Rocktoberfest, Oktoberfest, Wine Over Water, 3 Sisters Music Festival, Rock City`s Enchanted MAiZE & Blowing SCREAMS Farm, Ruby Falls` Haunted Cavern, Lake Winnepesaukah`s WinnepeSPOOKah!, Tennessee Valley Railroad`s Halloween Eerie Express, Chattanooga Zoo`s Boo in the Zoo, and RiverRocks Outdoor Adventure Sports Games. Or check out live music at one of Chattanooga`s top music venues including Track 29, Tivoli Theatre and Memorial Auditorium.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Chattanooga is experienced best when you spend a few days and really take time to enjoy your stay. Many of the accommodations provide special fall, family or romantic packages that save you money.