There arent many places in the US or the world, frankly that can match the Deep South for charm, character, and quirkiness. This nine-day trip pulls back the curtain on this unique part of the country by way of groovy Charleston, cosmopolitan Atlanta, sultry Savannah, the Elvis mecca of Memphis, and other hotspots, while serving up heaping helpings of colonial estates, Cajun cuisine, country music, whiskey, and fun. Its different down here. Way different. Come on down and git yer drawl on, yall.
Arrive at any time.
Enjoy a morning orientation walk of Charleston. Opt to take a historic house tour, visit the Charleston City Market, or Folly Beach.
Head south to Georgia. Opt for a walk around the Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district of Savannah, or stroll through town admiring the architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss. Opt to try one of the local spots for dinner.
Drive to Atlanta, the capital of Georgia and home of Coca-Cola. Options include a tour of the factory or visiting some of the Martin Luther King Jr sites. Choose from excellent options for local food herelike The Varsity, a true American diner from the 1920’s.
On the way to Nashville, Tennessee, stop in Lynchburg and opt for a tour of the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Later, head out for live music and cowboy nightlife in this country music capital.
Travel west to Memphis, home of Graceland, Sun Studios and the National Civil Rights Museum. Opt to tour Elvis’ home and enjoy an included Southern barbecue dinner.
Cross the border into Louisiana and drive straight to the Bayou. Opt to explore Bourbon St and the French Quarter and try some authentic Cajun food for dinner.
Enjoy a free day to explore this city and surrounding area. Start the morning with beignets and coffee at Caf du Monde before a Creole cooking class and free time for optional activities like a swamp or ghost tour.
Depart at any time.