Wednesday Wanderlust: Chattanooga
This week’s Wednesday Wanderlust is Charles, a fellow travel blogger. You should check out his site, McCool Travel, or follow him on Twitter @charlesmccool and join him in some hilarious Twitter chats. If you’re interested in being a guest contributor to this column, or any other post, please email me!
Chattanooga surprised me, in a good way. I had previously visited the Tennessee Aquarium and Civil War sites but this time I wanted to explore more. I did not know what to expect when I began my bike ride along RiverWalk from the Chickamauga Dam.
Along with river views, I encountered artistic mileage marker signs and bicycle service stands. Even the restroom buildings were artistic (and clean). Amnicola Marsh was a highlight of the trail. After riding through Bluff View Art District, I found countless pieces of public art throughout downtown. Across Walnut Street Bridge, I explored Renaissance Park and Coolidge Park, had a gourmet hot dog from Good Dog and ice cream from Clumpies, and found sidewalk art along Frazier Avenue (several dances were covered). Heading back, I paused at the water cannons by the Tennessee Aquarium before tackling the uphill. After relaxing at the hotel pool, I finished my day in Chattanooga with takeout from Sugar’s Ribs and sunset from Point Park.
Map Guide: Amnicola Marsh South, Bluff View Art District, Chickamauga Marina, Coolidge Park, Clumpies Ice Cream Co., Good Dog Restaurant, Renaissance Park, Sugar’s Ribs, Tennessee Aquarium, Walnut St Bridge