Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Travel - Chattanooga

Memorial Day weekend is considered by many people as the unofficial start to summer. So we hope you'll consider Chattanooga as the place to kickoff Summer 2011.
Get your summer season off to a flying start at the Tennessee Aquarium. Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari is NEW this year and so far people have been loving this new experience. In addition to free-flight bird shows several times each day, you'll meet all kinds of awesome animals.....some you can touch and some you may not want to.

The greens of summer have taken over the Tennessee River Gorge. Yesterday passengers aboard the River Gorge Explorer got a good look at several ospreys including one of the parents nesting on a channel marker near Williams Island. These parents have successfully raised chicks for at least the past three seasons. They have eggs in the nest now, so hopefully we'll have a lot more awesome photos from guests like this one to share with you throughout the summer.
 Check the cruise schedule to book your excursion into "Tennessee's Grand Canyon."
 At IMAX, Born to be Wild 3D is the must-see film this summer. Here's a sneak peek:

Thrill seekers might prefer the unbelievable surfing action in Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D which is also showing at IMAX.

There's a NEW visitors center in middle of the vibrant downtown Chattanooga district. It's a great place to discover the many "hidden treasures" and learn about what's new at the area's attractions.

Bob the Builder is a fun NEW exhibit at the Creative Discovery Museum. The exhibit invites families to spend time in Sunflower Valley with Bob the Builder, Wendy and the rest of the Can-Do Crew. Children can practice their own fixing with kid-smart activities that build up their can-do attitudes and encourage them to be an active part of Bob the Builder – Project: Build It. More hands-on fun at one of the top children's museums in the nation.

A Chattanooga Getaway wouldn't be complete without checking in at the historic Chattanooga Choo-Choo. This weekend guests will enjoy an extra special treat: The Glenn Miller Orchestra will be performing tonight and Saturday night at 8 pm.

There are some great FREE music events over the weekend in Chattanooga as well. Starting tonight at Miller Plaza - NightFall Concert Series features Elizabeth & The Catapult with The Culprits. Here's a taste:

You could get a double dose of Big Band music Saturday. Sweet Georgia Sound will play the Chattanooga River Market on the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza. Here's some video of their 2007 Riverbend Performance.

All of this activity will stir up your hunger. Treat your taste buds to some BBQ at the Chattanooga Market and enjoy the Dark Hollow Band.

There's more music atop Lookout Mountain. Check out the views and enjoy some tunes by the New Binkley Brothers during Rock City's Summer Music Weekends.

AND the Chattanooga Lookouts have several games scheduled versus the Huntsville Stars.
Whew! We're going to need another three day weekend to recover from all this fun. Hope to see you in Chattanooga this weekend!!!


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rider said...

The parents raised chicks successfully at least in the last three seasons. Their eggs in the nest now, so we hope to have a lot of awesome pictures of the guests.

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