Southern United States


Sanibel’s Great Scavenger Hunt

Visitors come from around the world to find seashell treasure.

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Top 5 Things to Do on Cumberland Island

From camping to biking to hiking, there's plenty to do on Cumberland Island. Check out our favorite activities.
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Amarillo Attractions are Worth a Road Trip Stop

From buried Cadillacs to monster-size steaks, this Panhandle town offers a true taste of Texas.
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Outside Nashville: Cookeville, Tennessee

See how a couple takes advantage of "second legs" on their journeys.
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Florida’s Space Coast Attractions

The Kennedy Space Center is the big draw, but it’s not the only reason to visit.
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A Road Trip Through the Great Smoky Mountains

A national park and nearby parkway offer stunning views of the ancient Appalachians.
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Anna Maria Island Evokes Memories of 'Old Florida'

The barrier island reminds us of the joy of living life in the slow lane.
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Road Trip to See Waterfalls in Tennessee

A loose travel itinerary allows discoveries around every turn.
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South Road Trips

Whether you're looking for a road trip or a weekend getaway, the southern United States has plenty to offer. We explore everything from Tennessee to Florida.

Crossroads of Terlingua

Ghost town’s heartbreak creates colorful characters.
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Road Trip from New Orleans to Memphis

From po’boys and jazz to barbecue and blues, take a food-driven road trip between America’s Southern sister cities.
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Mountains of Music Homecoming Celebrates Virginia’s Rich Heritage

Communities on the Crooked Road welcome visitors to the nine-day summer festival.
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Austin Harmony

This father-daughter duo hit the road from Tucson, Arizona, to Austin, Texas, to explore their shared passion for music.
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Nashville: The Heart of Country

The city thrives on its casual vibe, lively clubs and rich music history.
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Traveling the Crooked Road

This road trip takes you on a musical journey through southwest Virginia.
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Four Can’t-Miss Winter Destinations

Try snowboarding, dogsledding, biking or a scenic drive in one of these memorable locales.
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Sanibel’s Great Scavenger Hunt

Visitors come from around the world to find seashell treasure.
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Sanibel is a Treasure Trove of Family Fun

Nearby Captiva and Fort Myers also offer chances for lasting memories.
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Pier Fishing Along Florida’s Gulf Coast

Even if you don’t catch a thing, you can still savor the experience.
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The Beautiful Beaches of the Florida Panhandle

Relax, dine and play in the area’s charming coastal towns.
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Cades Cove Drive is a Trip Back in Time

Visit log homes, churches and other buildings from the early 1800s on a relaxing 11-mile road trip.
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Texas Bluebonnets in Bloom

Willow City Loop ranks high as a bucket-list drive for wildflower lovers.
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Florida’s Space Coast Launches Memories

A trip to the Kennedy Space Center embraces the past and celebrates the future.
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Big Bend National Park

Solitude and stunning vistas prevail in one of America’s least visited parks.
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Palo Duro lives in the Grand Canyon’s shadow

The second largest canyon in the United States is nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of Texas.”
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5 Midsize Cities With Thriving Art Scenes

Bigger cities such as New York or Los Angeles are well-known for their galleries, but here are five that might surprise you.
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Explore the Edisto Island National Scenic Byway

Old-world charm and exquisite landscape merge for a South Carolina drive like no other.
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3 Can’t-Miss Destinations in Charleston

The Southern city features lush gardens, beautiful beaches and rich architecture.
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A Haunted Tour of New Orleans

A writer hops into a car to discover New Orleans reputation as the “City of the Dead.”
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A Visit to Charleston in Search of Perfect Photos

From lush gardens to breathtaking beaches, the South Carolina city is a visual paradise.
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Meeting the Pitmaster

Decades of shared knowledge and a passion for community … That’s the recipe these three cooks are using to keep the barbecue craft alive at McMillan’s Bar-B-Q in Fannin, Texas.
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Preserving the Appalachian Trail

A group of friends heads into the forest to help restore the 2,200-mile-long Appalachian Trail.
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Searching for Treasures in Asheville

North Carolina city is a must-see stop for arts-and-crafts lovers.
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Taking the Waters — Spa Options in Berkeley Springs

Visitors who yearn to relax can find many ways to pamper themselves.
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Weekend Getaway to Berkeley Springs — America’s First Spa

Soak, relax and rejuvenate in this charming West Virginia town.
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Finding Nature Along the Crooked Road

Explore the trails of Southwest Virginia with easy day hikes.
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Cruising the Natchez Trace Parkway

The leisurely road trip takes drivers through America’s South.
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Outside Austin: Fredericksburg, Texas

Small town Fredericksburg is in the center of the famous Texas Hill Country.
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Pottery Shopping Day Trip from New Orleans

Discover great places to eat and browse pottery in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast.
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Antiquing Adventures in Cookeville, TN, and upstate New York

One hat typifies the connections made through buying and selling old items.
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The Best Bars and Restaurants in St. Marys, Georgia

These spots satisfy your cravings before and after your stay on Cumberland Island.
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Louisville's Dining Renaissance

Find out which Louisville restaurants are shining stars in the ever-growing food scene, from Southern classics to Kentucky bourbon.
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The Gullah Series: An Introduction to South Carolina Soul Food

The Sea Islands of South Carolina offer exciting coastal cuisine, including Gullah soul food.
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Stargazing in Texas: McDonald Observatory and Beyond

West Texas' dry climate and sparse population create ideal conditions.
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Making Art Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast

From Bay St. Louis to Ocean Springs, local artists create world-class ceramics.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Mudslinging

Pottery lessons are a fun way to relax and get creative on the Gulf Coast.
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Craft Chocolate Makers Fuel Passion

Chocolate has been building to its coffee moment.
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The Fight to Save Cumberland Island

A self-taught biologist campaigns to preserve wilderness on Georgia's largest barrier island.
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Top Sites along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Visit the ruins of a 19th-century mansion or venture to a swamp filled with cypress trees.
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Marfa, Texas, Offers Contemporary Art and Offbeat Accommodations

Small town mixes creative culture — vegan cafes, art galleries, funky coffee shops — with traditional honky-tonk bars.
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The Gullah Series: Picture-Perfect Charleston and the beautiful simplicity of its food

Historic city offers charm and a wonderful crab rice dish.
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Small South Carolina Towns Offer Scenery, Culinary Delights

Beaufort, Seabrook and Ravenel make great stops on the way to Charleston.
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Great Places to Run in the U.S.

A former college athlete shares some memorable trails.
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24 Hours in San Juan, Puerto Rico

If your time is limited, here are the must-see stops during your visit.
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Restoring Pride in Puerto Rico

A trip to El Yunque National Forest can teach tourists about resiliency and the importance of preservation.
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Day Trips from San Juan, Puerto Rico

See more of the island’s natural beauty at Rincón, Culebra and Vieques.
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Shooting for the Stars

Alex is a brilliant high school student who knows how to dream big.
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