Who knew Chattanooga was so progressive, active and fun???  I am so impressed with the parks, restaurants, bars and outdoor activity options.  Brandi and I just got in from a really fun 4 mile morning run around the city and there were so many other people out enjoying the day despite the warmer temperatures.  Our boat hotel is also pretty awesome, but it does smell a little musty in certain areas.  They offer a really big complementary hot breakfast buffet that was really impressive.  Our bunk bed room is also very cute & cozy.

If you are planning a trip to the area anytime soon, my friend Vero put together a great “see & do” list that I’m going to share with you today.  I’ll also share some photos from our trip in tomorrow’s blog post.  Hope your Saturday is fabulous!!!!

Restaurants suggestions for anyone to enjoy, lunch or dinner:

Taco Mamasita (near Frazier) 5 min walking distance from Delta Queen.
http://www.tacomamacita.com/

Hill City Pizza (former “Mudpie”) now a pizza joint with good wine. They renovated the upstairs into a pool hall and bar and it’s really nice. On Frazier Street.
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2010/oct/22/hill-city-pizza-adds-pool-hall/

Across the street: Terra Nostra is a tapas bar http://terranostratapas.com/
(Race car driver chef)

Tony’s: handmade pasta italian restaurant. Right next door to the Hunter
Museum (cross the pedestrian bridge)
http://www.bluffviewartdistrict.com/subpage.php?pageId=141

Meeting place Friday night (June 3):
Pickle Barrel bar. Between 8:30pm and 9:00.
They also have good bar food including veggie burgers
1012 Market Street
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-pickle-barrel-chattanooga
Directions: http://tiny.cc/rhwel (About a mile and a half from the Delta Queen)

Meeting place Saturday night (June 4):
Sing It or Wing It on Market St: Karaoke bar. Between 8:00 pm and 8:30pm
“anytime” (and I do mean ANY time) karaoke
They do lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday Brunch and it is always set up for singing.
http://www.singitorwingit.org/

Things to do during the day:
Saturday or Sunday morning The Chattanooga Market has music, craft booths, organic food with a dairy and herb counter. http://chattanoogamarket.com/

Frazier street: one street from the Delta Queen: galleries, shops, coffee shops, restaurants…

Main Street on the Southside: it’s on the other side of downtown, so you’ll need to drive there. It’s a 3 block newly renovated area with bakery, coffee shop, about 5 art galleries.
http://southsidechattanooga.org/

Other bar in case karaoke sucks:
The Honest Pint.
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2010/dec/14/honest-pint-pub-seeks-to-distill-irish-taste/
http://www.facebook.com/TheHonestPint
It used to be Parkway. It’s a little over a mile but a nice easy walk. It’s beautiful inside. They’ve done a great job with the remodel.
directions from Frazier to The Honest Pint http://tiny.cc/wtkg7

Dancing:
Allen Gold’s is a good dance club.
http://chattanooga.citysearch.com/profile/9364353/chattanooga_tn/allen_gold_s_discotheque.html

For late night food:
The deli on Main St is Niedlovs … http://niedlovs.com/