Fun Things to Do in Chattanooga

Downtown Chattanooga, viewed from Lookout Mountain - By Thomsonmg2000 - Own work, CC0
Downtown Chattanooga, viewed from Lookout Mountain – By Thomsonmg2000 – Own work, CC0

There are many amazing things to do in Chattanooga. We at Capital Toyota want to help you experience the best activities and have compiled a list of our favorites.

  • Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park – This park offers fun for the whole family with rides, games, and a water park.
  • Southern Belle Riverboat Cruise – This 500-passengr boat recreates the glamour of the 1800s riverboats with sightseeing, lunch, and dinner cruises.
  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park – Chickamauga and Chattanooga is the nation’s first and largest National Military Park.
  • Creative Discovery Museum – This museum has activities for kids of all ages, featuring science, music, and other disciplinary areas.
  • Ruby Falls – Hike a short distance to experience the world’s highest underground waterfall.
  • Rock City– This winding 4100-foot trail meanders through natural sandstone formations and a 90-foot waterfall. On a clear day, visitors can see seven states from the 180-foot suspension bridge.
  • Chattanooga Incline Railway – Travel “America’s Most Amazing Mile” on the steepest incline of the world.
  • Tennessee Aquarium – Home to more than 9,000 creatures, this is the world’s largest freshwater aquarium.

We hope that you enjoy all that Chattanooga has to offer. Of course, if you need a vehicle, be sure to stop by Capital Toyota!

Make a Change With These New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

Every year, we tend to make the same New Year’s resolutions: lose weight, read more, etc. So this year, why not switch it up – and do something nice for your car?

Here are a few New Year’s resolutions for your car to inspire:

  • Purchase a quality tire pressure gauge, memorize the ideal tire pressure for your tires, and regularly inspect your tires/inflate them as necessary.
  • Keep your car clean this year – both inside and out – by keeping a written “car cleaning” log in the glove compartment.
  • This year, don’t idle your car when the weather is cold to “warm it up.” This wastes gasoline, damages your vehicle, and isn’t necessary.
  • Get all of your oil changes on time, and keep a sharp eye on other fluids, such as coolant and antifreeze, as well.
  • Lastly – be safe, and stop texting and driving once and for all.

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Let us know in the comments, and visit us anytime at Capital Toyota to check out our enormous selection of winter-weather-ready Toyota models!

Delicious Alternative Ways to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

Ways to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

For some families the way you cook your Thanksgiving turkey is just as important as the holiday itself. If your aunt insists on the standard roasted turkey that is constantly basted, yet it always comes out dry, see if you can convince your family to take over the turkey for this one year. Then, you can try one of these great alternative ways to cook a Thanksgiving turkey. Tell you family that if they don’t love it, they can go back to their old ways next year.

  • Brined. This is the preferred method for cooking celebrity Alton Brown. It promises a moist and flavorful turkey that won’t disappoint. And, you’ll still get that classic turkey-on-a-platter look. Just make sure you have a large container (like a new 5-gallon bucket) to hold the entire turkey plus the brine.
  • Spatchcocked. With this method, you’ll probably end up feeling like a butcher, but it delivers an evenly-cooked turkey, which is key to not having one that is dried out. This detailed video will have you well on your way to a perfectly-cooked Thanksgiving turkey.
  • Turducken. For something that will surprise everyone, stuff a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey. This poultry masterpiece, if done correctly, will forever hand you the crown of Thanksgiving queen or king.

What is your favorite way to cook your Thanksgiving turkey? Comment below and tell us!