Start planning for a weekend getaway in the South and you will want to stay for weeks. Along the Mississippi river, the landscape varies from eerie mountains to sunny ocean shores. The region's distinct culture was forged in the civil war and its hospitable people will tempt you with great cuisine from Texan barbecue to Cajun seafood. The South is also known for some of the best live music in the USA including rock and roll, jazz, and country music.
Weekend adventures in the worldly South
If you are looking for a “natural” weekend getaway in the South start in North Carolina. Use the town of Blowing Rock as a base for all your hiking, rafting and other outdoor recreations. Enjoy its incredible views of the neighboring Blue Ridge Mountains. Otherwise, your weekend getaway in the South could simply begin with a stroll in the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
When you want to mix with the crowds you can wander for hours in the French Quarter in New Orleans and enjoy one of the best weekend getaways the South. If you are a sea lover go to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina for the many activities and attractions. Macon in Georgia is another popular destination which is known for its many festivals and historical sites.
Music weekend getaways in the South are overwhelming. There is Louisiana for jazz, Nashville for country music and, for the dedicated music lover, there is Memphis. Memphis is the city where rock and roll was born and the city's most famous son, Elvis Presley, is still “alive”. All three towns offer a multitude of historical and cultural sites that are well worth a visit while waiting for your evening concert.