Traveling is the best part of summer vacation — or just vacation in general. Although, traveling with the entire family can be challenging when it comes to finding things to do, not to mention paying for the entire trip.

Finding the right hotel to stay in and finding things to do with the family is very important. Getting a hotel that is next to fun things to do with the whole family is vital. Does such a hotel even exist?

We couldn’t find a downtown Gatlinburg hotel we liked. So we landed three hours southwest in Chattanooga at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chattanooga Downtown.

Staying here guarantees you all the joys of traveling at a fantastic price! Go ahead and take the family out for fun excursions (many within walking distance of the hotel) in Chattanooga.

Family Friendly Holiday Inn Hotel in Chattanooga

Holiday Inn Hotel in Chattanooga

Staying at Holiday Inn, your family will not only have a fantastic trip, but you can do it without breaking the bank. You will never be bored with the host of incredible things to do. Need some ideas for planning the perfect vacation for your family? Fear not, here is a family-friendly Chattanooga itinerary to get you started on your adventure.

Family Friendly Holiday Inn Hotel in Chattanooga

Rent Bikes

Instead of renting a car, perhaps rent bikes through the Bike Chattanooga Bicycle Transit. This is a fantastic family bonding activity to do and you can bike anywhere! Enjoy seeing the city while riding bikes, or simply use the bikes to ride to your next destination. Renting the bikes is super easy and is definitely something the entire family would enjoy doing. Plus, the pricing for access passes and memberships starts as low as $50 dollars for an annual membership. Not to mention, all rides under 60 minutes have no ride fees.! So don’t be afraid to go green and bike!

Bike Share Chattanooga

Spend Some Time in Coolidge Park

Coolidge Park is not just any park — there are so many things to do within the vast green space. Enjoy rock climbing, strolling across the Walnut Street Bridge interact with the beautiful water fountain, or attend a concert! This is the perfect destination for a day of fun that you and your family will not soon forget. Coolidge Park is great for kids of all ages and is a nice place for parents to sit on the grass and relax. Also, the scenery is breathtaking as you take in the views overlooking the Tennessee River. Definitely a destination to hit… and the best part is there is no cost to go!

Walnut Street Bridge Chattanoga

Dine at Taco Mamacita

Want great food after a long day of fun excursions? Enjoy some of the best Mexican food on the planet. Without a doubt, Taco Mamacita is the place to go to enjoy tacos, enchiladas, and more. Taco Mamacita has the best “Fresh=Mex” food in Chattanooga and the pricing is spot on for the excellent taste! You can get great local food at a competitive price to feed the whole family. Also, don’t forget about the drinks. They strive to serve made-from-scratch, super-fresh, totally tasty eats and drinks in a fun, laid-back setting and deliver the most awesome customer service of all time to every guest, every time.

Taco Mamacita Chattanooga

Get Creative at the Creative Discovery Museum

The Creative Discovery Museum is among the top children’ museums in the United States, and strives to inspire children to get creative and encourage innovation while playing and enjoying themselves. This is the perfect place to take your children for a full day of jam packed entertainment that will unlock the creativity in them. The pricing for a ticket is budget-friendly and it will not cost much to take all of your little ones. Watch as your children play and have the time of their lives in the Creative Discovery Museum.

Chattanooga Creative Discovery Museum

See Downtown Chattanooga from a High Point

Just a block away from the Holiday Inn is High Point Climbing and Fitness Gym. The gym is one of the nation’s most unique climbing facilities with 30,000 square feet of climbing inside and outside. It was even named “the country’s coolest gym” by Climbing Magazine. The outdoor climbing walls feature climbing on transparent climbing material that is like nothing else. There are lead, top rope, and auto-belay walls, as well as two 15 meter speed climbing walls. Climb while enjoying more of the wonderful city of Chattanooga right over Broad Street!

Chattanooga Rock Climbing

Get Wet at the Tennessee Aquarium

Take your family to observe the astonishing underwater sea life at the Tennessee Aquarium. It will be an unforgettable experience for everyone. You can take a cruise aboard the River George Explorer and learn more about the wildlife along the Tennessee River. Spending the day at the Tennessee Aquarium is a must-do while in Chattanooga. Kids of all ages will love visiting! Plus, there are fantastic deals with discount ticket packages that include the River George Explorer cruise and IMAX 3D Theater. Each attraction offers unforgettable experiences that are both fun and affordable!

Tennessee Aquarium

To get a better view of the spectacular room we stayed in and the things we did in Chattanooga, here are couple videos we made.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Holiday Inn. The opinions and text are all mine.