College is the time for all kinds of adventure and fun. Of course, it goes beyond the adventures in the classroom, as there are all kinds of exciting winter activities to experience in Chattanooga when you live near campus in apartments for students. Read below for some fun winter activities to try:
This beautiful seasonal ice skating rink is located in the beautiful waterfront setting on Ross’ Landing at 100 Riverfront Parkway. In the South, experiencing something like ice skating is especially exciting, due to the absence of snow and ice for most of the year. Therefore, if you are living in apartments for students in Chattanooga, this is one winter activity that is well worth a try.
No, the Tennessee Aquarium isn’t seasonal. Thankfully, it is open year-round. However, it does offer a day full of fun out of the cold winter air, and is a great getaway. There are two aquariums featured, one being salt and one being freshwater. The saltwater portion of the aquarium showcases penguins and exotic saltwater creatures like sting rays and the freshwater portion houses all types of river fish, even those only found in the Amazon River.
Another way to get out of the cold of the Tennessee Valley is to spend some time exploring the caverns of Ruby Falls. This unique attraction is located 1,120 feet below the surface of Lookout Mountain. It was first discovered in 1928 by Leo Lambert by a team of excavators. What they discovered was a breathtaking waterfall, which you can enjoy when you visit this amazing attraction. Also, it always stays a comfortable temperature down below, so it’s perfect for a winter excursion.
Since its inception in 1982, the UTC McKenzie Arena has hosted a wide range of events, such as the Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament and a variety of concert performers, and the Thunder National’s Monster Trucks show, just to name a few. In addition to the many exciting events hosted by McKenzie Arena, it is also the home of the UTC Mocs Basketball team where it hosts several basketball games throughout the year. It is also conveniently located right on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Living in downtown Chattanooga in apartments for students, you are near all kinds of attractions. Some of these, like the Ice on the Landing are seasonal. However, others are open all year long for your enjoyment. Thankfully, as a student in Chattanooga, you will have access to all the above attractions and more to enjoy year-round during your college years. Contact us at Douglas Heights for more information on apartments for students, and let us help you find an apartment in close proximity to all the aforementioned attractions.