Drive through the charming downtown area for a look at the city’s restored historic buildings and to choose from among plenty of places to find a delicious meal. If you’re in the mood to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains, hop into your rental car and drive 50 miles east to the peaks themselves. Prefer city life? Steer 30 miles north of Dalton on I-75 to reach Chattanooga, TN. Here you can visit the Tennessee Aquarium, where you can get to know its variety of sharks, river otters, and penguins.