If I see nachos on a menu that’s usually what I’ll order. I just love them. I’ve had these vegan nachos at Cashew before and even though I said I was going to try something different, once I got there I just couldn’t do it. They are just SO. GOOD.
Waves got the mac n’ no cheese with peas and fruit on the side. They have really great options for kids and some awesome side items that would make a good kid’s meal too. Oh, and we also split a doughnut before our food arrived and it was great as well.
Seriously, if you’re ever in Chattanooga, you need to stop by here to eat. Be sure to check their hours since they close pretty early most days. Here’s a link to the menu. I’m getting hungry just looking at it.
We headed to the aquarium for a free kid’s program they put on, but it was a little much for a two year old because the activities were geared more toward older kids. Waves was over it about half an hour in, so we decided to head out a little early and go to the touch tanks instead.
We purchased an aquarium membership and it’s been great. Usually we will just go up to the touch tank, check out the butterflies, and head home. It gives us something fun to do when it’s gross and cold outside. We are really lucky to live in a city with such a great and gorgeous aquarium. The salt water tank is incredible and a must-see.
Speaking of fun things to do in Chattanooga, I thought I’d make a little list of our favorite places to go. I just wanted to share in case you’re new to the city like us and are trying to find cheap/free activities geared towards toddlers.
· Balance Studios has yoga and art classes specifically for 2-4 year olds. We’ve taken and loved both! The art class where Waves learned all about printmaking was definitely our favorite. She had such a great time!
· The Gymnastic Center of Chattanooga has a preschool open gym on select days. Waves loves going here and playing with other kids for a couple of hours. I’d give them a call to ask when their preschool open gym hours are.
· The downtown library has an awesome kid’s floor. There are computers loaded with toddler level games, puzzles, board games, legos/duplo blocks, a bookmaking station, and tons more. Seriously, we can easily spend two hours here just playing. There’s a pay lot across the street and meter parking around the library is free after 4:30pm. They also have a 3D printer on the 4th floor that is definitely worth checking out.
I feel like we are running out of things to do when it’s nasty outside. If you have any ideas please let me know as I think we’ve done every toddler activity on Pinterest!