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Hit the Road, Jack! And Head North for Adventure on Lookout Mountain

October 29, 2018 Categories: Seasonal Vacation Planning

“Some Days, Nothing Beats a Really Good Drive!”

Especially during this time of year, when the temperatures are a little cooler and the leaves are finally changing color. It’s just good to get out of the city and out of town for a while.

Fortunately, there’s just a two-hour distance between Atlanta, Georgia, and Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, when you head north on I-75. So, what are you waiting for? If you have a free weekend, pack up the car and head on over to Lookout Mountain – where there is certain to be something going on for every person in your group.

Why Make the Trip to Lookout Mountain? Let Me Count the Reasons!

On the fence about going to Lookout Mountain this weekend? Let me just help make the decision an easy one for you.

Reason #1 – Out of Town but Not Out of Town

We all need some time away to clear our mind and just hit the “Restart” button. However, going far away can cost a lot of time and money. You won’t have to worry about spending an arm and a leg on gas and wear and tear on your car to get to Lookout Mountain. It’s just two hours and less than one tank of gas away from Atlanta!

In addition, many of the attractions like Rock City, Ruby Falls, and the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway offer discounts, especially if you purchase a *bundle* pack. You’re getting out of town while also being efficient with your money. A win-win!

Reason #2 – Have You Seen the Views?

Don’t get me wrong—I certainly have a “city slicker” side. But even my hustle-and-bustle-lovin’ heart swoons at the views of Lookout Mountain in the fall. Words cannot do the scenery on the drive from Atlanta to Lookout Mountain justice.

The colors of the trees in the rearview mirror, the feel of the crisp air in your hair when the car windows are down, and the smell of apple and pumpkin pie baking in the oven at local stops along the way – seriously. What could be better?

Reason #3 – More Views on the Mountain

Once you arrive at Lookout Mountain, the breathtaking views just keep coming.

Whether you walk to Lover’s Leap at Rock City to see seven states, ride the Incline Railway up Lookout Mountain, or take in the vistas from Lookout Mountain Tower at Ruby Falls you’re in for some seriously picturesque scenes.

Reason #4 – Fall Activities for All!

Not sure what you want to do this weekend, but you know you want to do something? No problem! One of my favorite things about Lookout Mountain having several attractions available to guests of all ages is that there’s always something fun going on. You don’t have to worry about figuring out what to do – it’s all there waiting for you!

At Ruby Falls, you can explore the depths of a cavern leading to a stunning underground waterfall or take a ride on the wild side with the adrenaline-pumping ZIPStream Tower ZIP Ride, featuring 700 feet of rushing zip lines and a view to match!

At Rock City, there are special experiences designed for kids too. They can try to reach the top of the 25-foot climbing wall, mine for gemstones or go on a Geode Dig!

Reason #5 – You Can Relax

Yes, there is plenty of adventure waiting for anyone looking to get out and get active over the weekend. However, for those looking to slow things down a bit, that much-needed R&R awaits as well.

If you’re just looking for a peaceful getaway, then make plans to tour the bottom of the Incline. From massages to homemade candle-making and a delicious diner, you can take in the sights while enjoying a cup of coffee and a good book!

What are you waiting for? Pack your weekender bag and drive on up to Lookout Mountain for an epic autumn getaway!