Experience the charm of the Deep South
America's Deep South
offers travellers a smorgasbord of delectable flavours, enticing sounds and stunning natural landscapes. Each state has it’s own distinctive charms and below we delve into a few of their highlights.
Discover adventure and scenic beauty in West Virginia
. The Mountain state has year round attractions and wilderness that never fails to impress, whether it be in the vibrant light of summer and spring, painted in fall colours or decorated with snow. Check out Bridge Day on the third Saturday in October which allows people to walk across the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County and has brave Base Jumpers fly 876 feet into the gorge below. Between your adventures, seek out old-fashioned diners for buttermilk biscuits or discover the amazing flavours of farm-to-table fare in upscale restaurants.
isn’t just famous for it’s fried chicken, it offers picturesque scenes of horse farms, nature and more. Some of the horses you may see might be a contender in the Kentucky Derby, which is referred to as “the greatest two minutes in sports”. Here you can also explore the longest cave system in the world, Mammoth Cave National Park, sample bourbon direct from the distilleries and further enjoy the outdoors on 19,300km of trails.
Enjoy the soundtrack of America in Tennessee
. Seek the famous sights, such as Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis or the Grand Ole Opry in the “Music City”, Nashville. Delight your taste buds with authentic BBQ in the “Soul City” and take part in the great debate of the best BBQ in Memphis.
Uncover North Carolina
, full of gracious hospitality and home of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Boasting diverse landscapes from the Smoky Mountains to stunning sandy beaches, Outdoor enthusiasts will find adventure at every turn. For those wanting to seek out the flavours of the state, sample southern comfort foods such as fried green tomatoes, or opt into the stellar craft beer scene and international offerings in Charlotte.
Discover South Carolina
, a state full of history and charm. Explore Charleston, full of historic wonders, architectural treasures and well-known food scene. Or bask in the sun and treat yourself to over 90km of uninterrupted sandy beach in the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand. Complete your trip down the South Carolina coast and enjoy the resort style vacation destination of Hilton Head Island, famous for its endless kms of bike paths and breathtaking resorts and premier golf courses.
Enjoy the great outdoors in Georgia
. Sample juicy peaches, Georgia’s signature fruit, hike on the Appalachian Trail or challenge yourself on one of the many mountain biking trails available. Embrace the charm of Savannah, relax on award-winning beaches in the Golden Isles or dress up for a night out in Atlanta. Atlanta, nicknamed the “Hollywood of the South” is a leading city for film and television production, appearing in films and television shows since 1972. Popular recent feature films include; The Blind Side, Black Panther and the hit television show, The Walking Dead. The state’s capital also offers sights rich with history, including the childhood home of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Experience the multicultural, multi-lingual history of Louisiana
. Sample how this unique blend of cultures creates a mix of flavours, Creole, French, Cajun and more. Listen to the medley of music and take part in legendary festivities in New Orleans, or dive deeper into the State in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and more.
Explore the natural wonders of Arkansas
within their 50 state parks. Relax in hot springs, dig for diamonds in Crater of Diamonds State Park and discover the legacies of Johnny Cash and Bill Clinton in The Natural State.
Immerse yourself in the history of Virginia
. With battlefields, presidential estates, monuments and Jamestown, the USA’s first colony, this state is steeped in history. Witness the beauty of a sunrise over Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean among other moments of breathtaking beauty along miles of picturesque coastline.
Surround yourself in roots blues music in Mississippi
. Known as the “Birthplace of America’s Music”, here you can explore music museums, follow the story of famous musicians, and follow the well-know Mississippi Blues Trail.
Indulge in Kansas City Barbeque in Missouri
. Travel along Route 66 and discover legendary quirks and explore St Louis keeping an eye out for the prominent Gateway Arch National Park. Venture outdoors for an adventure like no other in one of their state parks, or catch a show in the Show Me State.
Discover the meaning of the song “Sweet Home Alabama” in Alabama
. Discover the soul of this state, from Gospel in Churches, to Blues Jazz and Country in music venues. Seek out natural beauty, from the beaches, to the mountain before discovering unique sights such as the U.S Civil Rights Trail, the legendary studios of Muscle Shoals and more.
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