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.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Train buffs of all ages will also enjoy going back in time with a ride on an antique, steam-powered train over tracks once used as important passenger and freight routes. The basic daily ride includes the chance to tour the restoration workshop and to see the locomotive being rotated on the turntable for the return trip back, while longer rides cross the Georgia border to Chickamauga or Summerville, or to explore the Hiwassee River Gorge.
4119 Cromwell Rd.
Chattanooga, TN
423-894-8028
Online: www.tvrail.com

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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