This will actually be my fourth trip to Chattanooga, but my first with only ONE daughter to entertain. My 18-yo just graduated from high school and has decided she has “aged out” of Dad’s family vacay. Now I just have a 13-year old in tow and have never been to the North Shore. I only mention it because I don’t know what I don’t know. Is there anything fun on EITHER side of the river that I haven’t done now that I don’t have to thread the needle and try to entertain two kids that are 5 years apart.
For sentimental reasons we ALWAYS stay at the ChooChoo, so that’s our starting point. We ALWAYS go to Rock City (love that place) and usually go to Ruby Falls, but I might be willing to let that go by the wayside if there are other fun things to do suggested here. We will skip the TN Aquarium this time since we’ll have already been to Aquarium of the Smokies (we call this split trip “Gatlinooga”), but might take their river cruise. I also haven’t done any of the Civil War stuff, which might be fun for my younger daughter since she seems to be a budding history buff like her Ol’ Dad. So, short story made long, am I missing anything kid-friendly by not crossing the river, and are there any other things on either side that you’d suggest. Nothing is too big or small..grateful for any suggestions from people who’ve vacationed with their kids in Chattanooga. Thanks in advance!