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6 After Work Activities for Your Summer Bucket List

Summer is officially here! The warm evenings and long days ahead offer more opportunities to enjoy everything Chattanooga has to offer. There is plenty of sunlight left in the day, even after clocking out of your 9 to 5. Turn in your timesheet, loosen your tie and unwind with the Scenic City’s top summer activities:

Coffee 

If leaving work has you down, pour yourself a cup of ambition at one of Chattanooga’s top coffee drive throughs.

(Be) Caffeinated offers some of Chattanooga’s best coffee in a fast and convenient environment. Stop by any of the four locations across town for a quick pick-me-up to start your Summer evening.

Peet’s Coffee is another in-town favorite, drive-thru or dine-in, coffee destination. Reward yourself with an after work treat and choose from a wide selection of lattes, cold brews, pastries and more.

Dining  

There’s nothing like a meal at a local restaurant to satisfy those after work cravings. Some of the region’s best food can be found right around the corner.

Flying Squirrel is perfect for an elegant and relaxed night out. If you’re looking for hot off the grill offerings, Drake’s Chattanooga and Big River Grille feature mouthwatering burgers, crispy friend and cold drinks.

One of Amnicola’s most iconic staples, Boathouse Rotisserie and Raw Bar is a riverfront restaurant with a friendly and unique environment. Follow the Tennessee Riverpark walkway along the riverfront and continue exploring all Chattanooga has to offer.

Fun in the Sun 

The Tennessee Aquarium is one of Chattanooga’s must-see attractions. Their exhibits bring species from all over the world, right to the heart of Downtown. Don’t miss their upcoming showings of Jurassic World: Dominion at IMAX, from June 24 to June 26.  

Chattanooga also offers exciting opportunities for animal lovers. The Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park nurtures an environment of wildlife education and protection, teaching people about animal rehabilitation, conservation and more.  

Hiking in Chattanooga is a must for those wanting to experience the area’s unique character through the hundreds trails across the region. See the fascinating rock formations on the walking trail at Rock City, or explore the deepest, public, underground waterfall in the United States at Ruby Falls.  

Gyms 

If you’re looking for a way to unwind that doesn’t involve the couch, Chattanooga has the perfect gym for you.

Workout Anytime Ooltewah is a 24-hour gym and fitness center, perfect for anyone with a busy schedule. Forte Fitness is great for those seeking one-on-one training with a professional trainer.

Searching for an all-women’s gym? Vive for Women is a fitness boutique that helps women reach their goals and support one another in a positive environment.

Join one of these amazing gyms to get out, get active and get involved with local businesses. 

Evening Events 

Stop by Miller Plaza for Riverfront Nights, a six free concert series in celebration of our community. Nightfall Free Concert Series 2022 also happens every Friday night until September.

Learn more about Chattanooga events and activities through River City Company, Chattanooga Tourism Company and Downtown Chattanooga Alliance.

Networking 

Our Chattanooga Chamber also hosts networking events to engage the business community. Chamber programs like Young Professionals of Chattanooga, Leadership Chattanooga and ChattaNewbies all offer excellent opportunities to connect with local professionals through different events. Our quarterly Business After Hours networking events kick off starting in July. 

Visit the Chattanooga Chamber’s social media for more information.  

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