Things to do for under $20

Sarah Catherine Baker, staff writer — Staying in Chattanooga for the summer? Take some tips from a native on the best ways to have a great summer; all under $20.

  1. Coolidge Park – if you haven’t visited Coolidge Park yet, do you even go to UTC? This is a free park located on the North side of the river, but a walking distance from campus. You can bring a frisbee, pack a picnic and get shaved ice at the park for only a few dollars.
  2. Movies in the Park – You can also stay for the evening at Coolidge Park and see a free movie! Movies in the Park start at sundown and are free for everyone. Bring a blanket and your popcorn and enjoy a movie under the starts on July 8, 15, 22 and 29.
  3. The Hunter Art Museum – The museum is open seven days a week with tickets priced at $15. Or you can wait until Sunday, and go for free. Enjoy an afternoon in the Art district and afterwards, stop off to get some ice cream at the Ice Cream Show just across the glass bridge. All of this is walking distance from campus as well.
  4. The Chattanooga Market – Located by our very own Finley Stadium, the market is held every Sunday afternoon from April to December. There are over 300 vendors every weekend and “all items must be created, grown or hand-made by the person selling the product.”
  5. Chattanooga FC matches – For all of you sports fans, come out to our local semi-professional futbol team’s home matches this summer. The tickets are $10 and matches are held at our own Finley Stadium.
  6. Hiking in Chattanooga – This city is known for having countless opportunities for outdoor adventures. Here are some of the best hiking spots around:
    1. Cumberland Trail – Located at Signal Point. Several distance options from beginner to expert level. Depending on the trail, one to four hour hikes.
    2. Bluff Trails – Located on Lookout Mountain. Five miles long. Good for beginners. Should take about two to three hours to complete.
    3. Craven House Loop – Overlooks Chattanooga from half way up Lookout Mountain. Approximately a five mile hike. Moderately difficult trail. Should take about two hours to complete.
    4. Stingers Ridge – Located closest to campus, in North Chattanooga.
Addie Whitlow

Addie Whitlow

Assistant Features Editor

Addie is a Chattanooga native majoring in Communication with a minor in English: Writing. If she isn't reading or watching movies, some of her favorite pastimes include spending time on the lake, taking way too many photos of her dog, Ripley, chasing after sunsets, and eating pasta salad. To get in touch, email her or tweet her at @mirage_hall.

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