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Deep South Road Trip Destinations

Written by Chloe Harwood

The Deep South of America is a destination brimming with possibilities for adventure. Like much of the rest of the country, driving is the best way that you can see as many of the sights that we are going to be talking about in this article. Some of the states which are generally included in this area are Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Alabama. We will be covering each one of these and giving an overview of what you can see in each.

Georgia

The capital city of Georgia, Atlanta is a centre of culture with its High Museum of Art boasting a collection of more than 14,000 works. It is also renowned as being the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr, and has a host of civil rights landmarks. Another top destination, Savannah is a seaside city known for the 19th-century Cathedral of St John the Baptist and its oak-lined Forsyth Park.

Louisiana

The place that most people put at the top of their list in a Deep South adventure is New Orleans. Though it still shows some of the damages of Hurricane Katrina, it has been restored beautifully. Enjoying some jazz music is a must while you are here, so make sure that you take a trip down Bourbon Street. Away from New Orleans, there are plenty of sugar plantations along the Mississippi which make for interesting stopping points.

Mississippi

The Natchez Trace Parkway makes for a pretty special journey, and it is officially listed as a national parkway. The historical trade route runs 444 miles from Nashville, through a large section of Mississippi, finishing in Natchez. If you are interested in Delta blues, visit Clarksdale which is home to the Delta Blues Museum, Rock and Blues Museum and Ground Zero.

Alabama

Alabama has a history which is closely intertwined with the Civil Rights Movement. The capital of Montgomery is one of the lesser-known big cities in the US, but it provides a memorial to that turbulent time at 400 Washington Avenue. If you want to stay by the coast, you could visit the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in Fairhope. If you are looking to take a trip to the beach, why not head over to Dauphin Island?

Tennessee

Tennessee will always be known for its connection with iconic music. First of all, you have Memphis which is renowned for being the birthplace of Elvis Presley. But the city has more musical connections than just the King as you will see at the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Northeast of here, Nashville is world-renowned for its country music where you can find out more about Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash, to name just a couple.

As you can see from this brief overview, the Deep South of America is a land which is rich with history, culture, and vibrancy. Take a road trip here and you will experience everything that it has to offer first-hand.

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