The Sunshine State lives up to its reputation as the perfect holiday destination for families with azure waters, sunshine, and the unique natural wonders of the Everglades. Beaches stretch from Key West up north along the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico. Miami and Miami Beach with its Latin flavored lifestyle, sophisticated atmosphere and culture, nightlife and celebrity-chef eateries are worth a few days exploring. Well known theme parks around Orlando offer fun, excitement, and entertainment for travelers of all ages.
Louisiana has many historical places, picturesque towns, plantation manor houses and the exiting city of New Orleans. Discover the restaurants, Jazz performances and centuries-old buildings of the French Quarter as well as the grand homes of the Garden District. Travel along the Mississippi River and explore the many plantations and gardens such as Houmas House, a Greek revival mansion, built in 1840, or Oak Alley Plantation, situated on the banks of the Mississippi River in Vacherie, one of the most lovely estates.
Georgia spans from coastal beaches of the Golden Isles, to farmland, and the Blue Ridge mountains. The city of Savannah is famed for its 18th- and 19th-century antebellum architecture, leafy public squares, the Historic Landmark District and the romantic Spanish moss-lined streets. Georgia’s coastline is dotted with islands and inlets featuring miles of clean, sandy beaches and lighthouses.
Larger cities include, Columbus, Augusta and the Capital city of Atlanta which is home of the Georgia Aquarium and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times.
Alabama is known for its warm and friendly people, and its Southern hospitality is legendary. Selma and Montgomery are often known as the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement with its history of civil rights struggles. While exploring the state you can see Alabama is also a large producer of Peanuts and Cotton, and well known for its pork barbecue. While Huntsville in northern Alabama that is known for its aerospace and defense industries, the shores on the Gulf of Mexico in Southern Alabama are a popular destination for tourists who want to experience a beach vacation.
Mississippi is known for being the birthplace of American blues music which has roots starting in the Mississippi Delta and for its intriguing Civil War history. Travelling along the Mississippi River you find many small towns that offer a glimpse into the state’s history and culture, among them the State Capitol in Jackson; the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center and the Vicksburg National Military Park which serves as a memorial for the American Civil War’s Battle of Vicksburg. Drive along the and Natchez Trace Parkway, a scenic road that runs for over 400 miles through Mississippi and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state, due to its beautiful views and interesting history.