Holidays to the Deep South are filled with history, music, vibrant cities and great food.
Beginning to the east of Texas, the neighbouring state of Louisiana kicks off the five states that are known collectively as the Deep South.
The states of:
- Alabama and
are fantastic destinations for the experienced traveller.
Each offers a unique holiday experience and can be easily combined with each other; in fact, the best holidays to the Deep South are a combination of at least two of the states!
From the lively city of New Orleans and plantation homes to the blues trail in Mississippi, the civil rights history in Alabama, the beautiful beaches of Georgia and stunning Savannah and of course, Tennessee, brimming with music in Nashville and Memphis, and natural beauty in the Great Smoky Mountains, you will soon discover that one Deep South holiday will not be enough.
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Where to go in to the Deep South
Set at the end of a quarter-mile alley of 225+-year-old oak trees is Oak Alley Plantation, an iconic plantation home that has been much photographed. Known for its sugarcane exhibit and slavery at Oak Alley exhibition, the Oak Alley is a great place to discover history and explore Louisiana. Situated away from the main house, the cottages are over a century old and feature air conditioning, heati...
Landmark, historic hotel that has been providing luxury accommodation in the heart of Memphis since 1869 and boasts Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond ratings. Aside from the opulent, antique décor that permeates the whole hotel, a stay at the Peabody hotel is truly memorable for the Peabody Ducks, a resident group of ducks that have been a time-honoured tradition since their first introduction...
Concealed by a stunning Beaux Arts façade, the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans makes a good impression on arrival and follows through right from start to finish.# Marble communal areas are brought to life with potted plants and flowers, leading into a sun-dappled courtyard with its own fair share of greenery, as well as wrought-iron tables and chairs, trickling water fountains and lanterns lit up at nig...
This iconic family-owned hotel is the embodiment of the grandeur and opulence of New Orleans. From the ornate neo-classical architecture inside and out, to the raised painted ceilings and heavy patterned furnishings throughout, the experience at this hotel is one of classic refinement. Each of the guestrooms and suites has been decorated with a timeless elegance to suit any occasion. A range of ac...
Situated to the south of the Mississippi River, the Nottoway Plantation is a restored home, once inhabited by the Randolph family, open for tours and lodging. Enjoy dining at the Mansion Restaurant where Louisianan cuisine is served in this restored dining room and outdoor seating area. Accommodations at the Nottoway Plantation are spread throughout the Mansion Rooms and Deluxe Hotels Rooms (Cott...
- Tour the mansion and gardens of one of the South’s oldest and most beautiful plantation estates
- Restored to its 1800's antebellum glory, the property has featured in 18 films and TV series
- Watch the sunrise and sunset on the green banks of the Mississippi River just steps away
- Enjoy a unique five-course fine dining experience in the original 1770's French House at Latil's Landing
- Tour the wine cellars in the converted historic water cisterns with many unique vintages
While many would imagine that the perfect family beach getaway in the USA would involve a trip to Florida or Cape Cod, The Cloister at Sea Island begs to differ. This classic southern resort in Georgia has been welcoming guests for nearly a hundred years, since opening in 1928. While its beauty and character have not wavered, what Sea Island boasts today is a mind-boggling array of modern faciliti...
Soniat House is named after its first owner, Joseph Soniat Dufossat, a plantation owner who commissioned three townhouses to be built here on Chartres Street back in 1829. Today, the manors are all combined into one characterful bolthole – Soniat House Hotel – with the original spaces painstakingly preserved to showcase its nearly 200-year history. Step along a lantern-lit pathway towards the ent...
Adorned in wrought-iron balconies, exposed brickwork and rich cream tones, the Maison Dupuy is a charming and historic building that embodies the characteristic French-Creole style that New Orleans is so famous for. Inside, the hotel is a picture of a classic, understated style. In the foyer, you are welcomed by a cooling interior with cream panelled walls and carved stone accents and soft woven f...
From the outside, this luxury Nashville hotel looks like an all-modern, glass-clad property, yet within lies a wealth of nostalgic touches, proud Nashville heritage and a vintage edge to what is in fact a fully contemporary décor scheme. This paired with floor-to-ceiling windows and views for every room, in-room spa services on order, a fantastic rooftop bar and fine dining seafood restaurant ons...
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