Road Trip: A Parent’s Guide to Chattanooga


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Something about crisp, fall air just makes you want to pack up the kids and hit the road. If you are looking for an easy trip to enjoy the season, try trucking over to Chattanooga. It’s a mere 100 miles from Atlanta—meaning you can probably make it to the outskirts of the Scenic City before you even have to put on another movie in the DVD player or any massive meltdowns ensue. The area has lots to offer: beautiful scenery, yummy eats, and attractions to intrigue all ages. Check out our hot spots for a cool, fall weekend in Chattanooga.

Breakfast at Tasty Daylight Donuts

Get your day off to a sweet start with a stop at Tasty Daylight Donuts – the downtown location is less than a mile to the aquarium and the Creative Discovery Museum. Options range from the classic (think French crullers, buttermilk cake donuts, and long johns) to the fanciful (Cherry Bomb, Red Velvet, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Banana Cream), all made in-house. Tip: the downtown location is closed on Sundays and Mondays, but you can still head for the East Brainerd location (1414 Jenkins Rd., 423-531-3444), which is open seven days a week.
841 Chestnut St.
Chattanooga, TN

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—Jessica Harlan

Photos courtesy of Tasty Daylight Donuts via Facebook, Tennessee Aquarium via Facebook, Creative Discovery Museum via Facebook, The Blue Plate via Facebook, Good Dog via Facebook, Raccoon Mountain Caverns via Facebook, the Chattanooga Choo Choo via Facebook and Creative Commons via Flickr

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