Deep South vacations 2020 & 2021
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Outside the cities, you can discover the South’s antebellum heritage at plantations, whose stately façades hide a brutal past, or on a languid cruise down the wide, slow waters of the Mississippi. Your trip to the South could also include ways to explore the region’s natural beauty, such as its fine-sand beaches, steamy bayous and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Suggested tours for the Deep South
These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to the Deep South could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Our expert guides to traveling in the Deep South
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to the Deep South. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate the Deep South at its best.
There’s more to the Deep South than the food, music and culture of Louisiana and Tennessee. US specialist Molly ventured farther east to the less-visited states of Georgia, and North and South Carolina. Here, you can balance historical cities with beach relaxation and mountain scenery.
Juxtaposing extreme wealth and stark poverty, the Deep South’s plantations shine a light on the region’s past. US specialist Carla shares her recommendations on which plantations to visit for a thorough grounding in the Deep South’s history.
Different to anywhere else in America, the Deep South offers a varied trip focused around music, food, history and a mix of cultures. Specialist Alice shares experiences that can uncover a little more of the region and elevate your trip.
Your guide to exploring the Deep South along the Mississippi River. Sample gumbo in New Orleans, examine the history of slavery at plantations, pay tribute to the King in Memphis and get a behind-the-scenes look at country music’s most storied stage.
The birthplace of jazz, blues, rock ’n’ roll, soul and country music, the Deep South is the US’s undisputed music capital. US specialist Natalie shares her ideas for exploring the region’s musical heritage on your vacation to New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville.
From a steaming bowl of belly-warming seafood gumbo to a creamy-sweet praline studded with pecans to a plate of oyster Rockefeller at Antoine’s — US specialist Natalie introduces you to the distinctive culinary pleasures of New Orleans.