Eat, see, free
The weather is crisp, the leaves are changing and pumpkin-flavored everything is back. Fall is in the air, and it has brought the rain with it. Chattanooga may be an outdoor city, but rain doesn't have to stop you from having a fantastic weekend. There are always places to explore in the Scenic City.
When it rains, nothing sounds better than watching the rain with a hot plate of food. The Blue Plate, located right on Chattanooga's riverfront, is the perfect place to do just that. Picture yourself looking out at the river and the smoky mountains with a steaming hot cup of coffee and a plate of giant blueberry pancakes. This is what our founding fathers fought for. Freedom at its finest, The Blue Plate offers some of the classics you expect from a diner, while also adding in their own unique combinations and recipes. For example, you can get a beautiful plate of buttermilk pancakes, or if you are feeling adventurous, you could try their loaded grilled cheese. What's a loaded grilled cheese? It's a grilled cheese sandwich, with macaroni and cheese and barbecue. Whether you are a foodie looking for something interesting to try, or just looking for a great hamburger, The Blue Plate will suit you.
High Point Climbing and Fitness is 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor rock climbing. For $20 you can spend the entire day rock climbing on their massive walls.
Difficulty levels range from beginner to bouldering. Even if you're not an expert or even anything close, High Point is a fun adventure, perfect for a long rainy day. If the weather does clear up for a bit, you can scale High Point's iconic outdoor rock walls hundreds of feet above Broad street. Regardless of the weather, High Point is a fun all day adventure to try.
The 16th Annual Culture Fest is taking place on Sunday Oct, 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is located in the First Tennessee Pavilion where the farmer's market is traditionally held. Culture Fest is a display of Chattanooga's cultural diversity through arts, food, dance and live music. The event will feature live performances from local cultural groups including a must see Parade of Nations. Activities will include henna tattoos, yoga, cooking demos and more. Chattanooga offers once again an opportunity to experience the world around us through a taste of the city's culture.