Southern Road Trips2020-05-22T13:56:56+00:00

We have created a list of great destinations in the Southern United States that are an easy drive and great for weekend getaways offering one-of-a-kind shopping, local restaurants and fun attractions.

These Downtown Destinations offer safe shopping and dining options and because of their size typically have less people strolling thru their streets and shops.

  1.  Ocean Springs, Mississippi

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Seated on the coast of Mississippi along the Gulf of Mexico the City of Discovery is home to a wide array of shops and over 100 restaurants.
The perfect getaway destination for any type of person.

Phoenicia Gourmet Restaurant

A favorite among locals with appreciation of fine cuisine, Phoenicia Gourmet Restaurant sits in the renowned artisan city of Ocean Springs on the gulf coast of Mississippi. A sterling reputation draws patrons from [...]

Courtney Farms Garden and Gifts

Courtney Farms Ocean Springs Garden Center and Gifts - Welcome to our little shop full of creative gifts, unique furnishings, and fresh ideas for the home and garden. Annual, perennial, and interesting tropical [...]

Deedy’s Formals & Tuxedos

Deedy's Formals & Tuxedos We offer a variety of formal wear for many different occasions from Mardi Gras, homecoming, prom, pageants, college graduation, mother of the bride dresses and tuxedos. Serving the Gulf [...]

Franko’s Clothing Co.

Franko's Clothing Company in the heart of Downtown Ocean Springs offers one-of-a-kind fashions for women. 900 Washington Avenue Ocean Springs, MS (228) 215-0788 Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 - [...]

Coastal Magpie

At Coastal Magpie you can find an exciting mix of fine art, unique crafts, antiques and original gifts, making shopping in Ocean Springs a true pleasure. Your senses will be captivated by the sea [...]

Layton’s Ocean Springs

Layton's is a Home décor, furniture, gift shop where rustic,chic, & antique are all blended together to create that one of a kind WOW factor. 630 [...]

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2. Franklin Tennessee

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A bustling historic town with a touch of Modern, Franklin gives its visitors the perfect blend of Southern hospitality and modern charm.

The Copper Fox

Our mission is to provide a place where people will be surprised and delighted by the visually-stunning and diverse offerings of handmade goods and original pieces which includes something for everyone – pottery, [...]

ONYX & ALABASTER

ONYX & ALABASTER ONYX & ALABASTER showcases hand selected furniture pieces alongside local artists' work and beautiful home accents that will make your space truly exceptional. O&A Founder Tanya Hembree, also principal to Tanya [...]

The Little Cottage

The Little Cottage Franklin TN The Little Cottage Franklin TN Children's Shop offers beautiful clothing and gifts for boys, girls, baby, toddlers, Baby registry, toys in Franklin TN. Children's clothing sizes 0-14. Mary [...]

Riverside Franklin

Riverside Franklin Riverside Franklin - Discover Unique Home Decor And Boutique Items Only Steps From Beautiful Downtown Franklin, Tennessee. 144 Bridge Street Franklin, TN 37064 (615) 591-4089 HOURS: Monday [...]

Heirloom Shop Franklin

Heirloom Shop Downtown Franklin Tennessee Join us for the Holidays! Beautiful Gifts is what you will find for any occassion at The Heirloom Shop in Downtown Franklin. Christopher Radko Old [...]

Gallery 202 Franklin

Gallery 202 Franklin TN Art Gallery - What We Offer: Art Gallery, Fine Art, Custom Jewelry, Sculpture, Art Events, and now Exquisite Antiques. We are an available Event Venue for Special Occasions. Gallery [...]

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3.  Dahlonega, GA

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Site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and the Heart of Georgia Wine Country, Dahlonega offers an authentic, mountain getaway only an hour north of Atlanta. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dahlonega offers expansive mountain vistas, roaring waterfalls and bubbling streams, postcard-worthy wineries and an abundance of entertainment.

Southern Soles Footwear & Fineries

Southern Soles Footwear & Fineries Southern Soles has one goal in mind – bringing unique, quality products together that have a timeless, classic style. Currently we feature Ariat boots, SlideBelts, Original Grain watches [...]

Dahlonega Vistors Center

Dahlonega Visitors Center Dahlonega has a reputation for being filled with friendly, helpful folks, and there's nowhere better than our Visitors Center to experience that for yourself. Our information specialists and volunteers will [...]

Dahlonega Tasting Room

The Dahlonega Tasting Room Virtual Tour Introducing New eGift Cards! Our eGift Cards are great for Birthdays, Wedding and other Special Occassions.  It’s Easy – select amount, write personal note, then send [...]

Ivy’s Gifts from the Vine

Ivy's Gifts from the Vine We're a local Dahlonega, Georgia florist delivering courteous, professional service and the highest quality floral and gift items around since 1998. Our talented designers can create floral designs [...]

Outlaw Jerky & Trail Grub

JERKY for your Active Life Style, at a price to fit every budget. Also hot sauces, Local jams & jellies, and healthy pet treats! ALLIGATOR, BEEF, BUFFALO, DUCK, ELK, KANGAROO, OSTRICH, PORK, PYTHON, [...]

Dahlonega Walking Tours

With a profoundly haunted and historical presence, Dahlonega, nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, has become a town known for its captivating stories of the inexplicable. Its past with gold-mining, [...]

Kaya Vineyard & Winery

Kaya Cottages - Featured Cottage - Elohi Kaya Vineyard & Winery Dining Options Join us for a light lunch menu Tuesday through Sunday. We encourage guests to [...]

Cranberry Corners

Dahlonega gift shop Cranberry Corners proudly creates custom gift baskets and more in a historic North Georgia's gift shop that's located on the town's quaint square. In fact, our building used to be [...]

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4. Black Mountain, North Carolina

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High in the Blue Ridge Mountains sits a beautiful small town with a mesmerizing landscape. Black Mountain town square has a wide range of shops and restaurants
you can spend the day wandering around.

Chifferobe Home and Garden

On a drizzly day in May, when I knew that my grant was about to end at the nonprofit where I was working,I was lead by Kathryn, a guardian angel, to a vacant [...]

The Inn Around The Corner

A gracious Bed and Breakfast in a restored 1915 Victorian home. Open year-round, the Inn now features five spacious guest rooms and two large premium rooms, all with private baths. Guests are served [...]

Black Mountain Map

Black Mountain Best Shopping Restaurants & Inn's Just east of Asheville, Black Mountain North Carolina is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers some of the best local shopping and restaurants in the North Carolina mountains.  Tucked away in [...]

Visions of Creation

Visions of Creation Gallery and Studio features the Avant-Garde collection of one of Western NC's premier jewelry designers, ROBERTO VENGOECHEA.  His designs showcase futuristic and contemporary fine jewelry, specializing in custom work (bring your own [...]

The Dancing Dragonfly

Premier destination shop dressed in 100 percent reclaimed materials offering regional handcrafted gifts, home and garden decor,  jewelry and hand poured, soy candles. The Dancing Dragonfly features a gallery of fine canvas and [...]

My Father’s Pizza & Pasta

A family owned and operated restaurant serving Black Mountain since 1990, we offer mouthwatering fresh pizza, pasta, subs, salads, and a choice beer and wine selection.  All of our sauces, dough, meatballs, [...]

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5. Bryson City, North Carolina

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N.C. Clampitt General Mercantile

N.C. Clampitt General Mercantile VIRTUAL TOUR - N.C. Clampitt General Mercantile offers clothing, home goods, cleaning goods, outdoor gear and clothing, gifts and souvenirs in Downtown Bryson City. 111 [...]

The Chocolate Shoppe

The Chocolate Shoppe At The Chocolate Shoppe We make and sell assorted hand-dipped chocolates by the pound. We also have fresh made fudge. Come by, say hello and have a little taste! [...]

Fryemont Inn

Main Lodge Fireside Dining / Fireside Bar Log Cabin Stone Cottage Suites Balcony Suites Fryemont Inn Downtown Bryson City From [...]

Humanite’ Boutique

Humanité Boutique opened its doors in March 2010 with a promise and a mission: To hand select on-trend, standout clothes, accessories and home decor that inspire your sense of compassion as much as [...]

Gallery Zella

Gallery Zella Downtown Bryson City WE ARE MOVING February 2019 to our new location at 166 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 25 Artists in 5 Showrooms in the former Great Smoky Mountain [...]

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6. Collierville, Tennessee

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Morton Museum

Situated in Collierville's Historic Downtown, the Morton Museum invites visitors to explore Collierville's rich heritage. Permanent and changing exhibitions engage friends, families, and children in interactive learning opportunities. The Visitor Center offers [...]

Simply Done

Simply Done Catering & Events Collierville Tennessee Whether you are hosting a shower, planning a wedding reception, need a wonderful place for your rehearsal dinner or just want an elegant event - it can all be Simply [...]

Collierville TN Map

Best Shopping & Restaurants in Collierville TN Just east of Memphis, Collierville Tennessee offers some of the best local shopping in West Tennessee and Memphis.  The local shops are perfectly nestled on the Historic Square in Downtown Collierville making a [...]

Silver Caboose Restaurant

The Silver Caboose is a family owned restaurant offering the finest quality of Southern American cuisine. The Silver Caboose is about tradition.  It is not about trendy restaurant dining.  It has no superstar [...]

Sass It Up Boutique

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Patricia’s

Patricia's on the Square has been in business for 20 years. In 1995, Patricia began the store as an antique shop. By 2003, Patricia realized the need for an upscale specialty shop for [...]

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7. Beaufort, South Carolina

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 A Carolina Coast gem, Beaufort, South Carolina offers plenty of shopping, gourmet restaurants with a quaint quiet streets to stroll.

Modern Jewelers

Modern Jewelers is proud of our third generation heritage of providing a full service jewelry store in historic Beaufort, South Carolina. Our jewelers, engravers and appraisers specialize in prompt and efficient service and [...]

Beaufort SC Map

Beaufort SC Best Shopping & Restaurants Discover some of the best local shopping on the Carolina coast in Beaufort SC. Nestled between Charleston and Hilton Head South Carolina, Beaufort boasts an eclectic mix of local fashion boutiques, art galleries, gift shops and award winning [...]

Downtown Beaufort SC

Downtown Beaufort SC Featured Merchants Tap on Merchant below to enjoy their Virtual Tour! Visit Beaufort SC “Small Towns We Love” ~ Southern [...]

Bay Street Jewelers

Since opening in 1941, Bay Street Jewelers' motto continues to be “Doing Business with Southern Hospitality” because we want everyone to feel at home when shopping here. We believe in building client relationships [...]

Scout Southern Market

We get our name - and our character - from Scout Finch, the feisty, intelligent, and thoughtful narrator of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. Strong-willed and confident, Scout takes no bull from anyone; [...]

Panini’s

Located in the historic Beaufort bank building, Panini’s is a delightful blend of old world Italian charm and new world cuisine. Serving unique and crispy stone-baked pizza, delicious panini sandwiches, hoagies, large salads, inventive pastas, and fresh local seafood - [...]

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8. Cleveland, Mississippi

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Heidi’s Cleveland

Heidi's Cleveland MS The Monogram Store - Embroidery, Screen Printing, Promotional Items and More! We also offer Collegiate Gear, Toys, Baby, Jewelry, Purses and More! 110 North [...]

The Wishing Well Boutique

The Wishing Well Boutique The Wishing Well Cleveland MS In 1987, young entrepreneurs, Susan Wiggins & Jo Parker purchased The Wishing Well in Shelby, Mississippi, Both were determined to start a retail business, [...]

Downtown Cleveland MS

Downtown Cleveland MS   Cleveland Mississippi the home of the Delta Grammy Museum and the Delta Blues.  Find the best shopping, restaurants and things to do in Downtown Cleveland Mississippi with our virtual tours. Featured Merchants Tap [...]

Cleveland Fresh

Cleveland Fresh is your one stop shop for all your floral, bakery and gift needs. Everyone, young or old, is welcome to come experience a way to "freshen" up their day. Start your [...]

Abraham’s Cleveland

Abraham's Abrahams Men's & Women's Shop in Downtown Cleveland Mississippi Clothing by Polo Ralph Lauren, Southern Tide, Big Star Jeans, True Religion, Cole Haan, Ike Behar, Patagonia, The North Face and many more! [...]

Cleveland MS Map

The Best Shopping in Cleveland MS Home to the Grammy Museum, Cleveland Mississippi boasts some of the best local shopping on the Mississippi Delta.  With a wide variety of local shops from jewelry stores, fashion boutiques, gift shops to antiques, [...]

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9. Waynesville, North Carolina

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With a quiet natural location in the Smoky Mountains, Waynesville is far from a quiet town. Offering a diverse set of shopping options and an array local restaurants and breweries Waynesville offers a getaway location for any time of the year.

Massie Furniture and Elegant Interiors

Fine furniture, bedding, carpeting, interior design, appliances and more! We are a home town, family owned business. Our store has been in Waynesville for over 100 years and we have offered the same [...]

Affairs of the Heart Waynesville

Affairs of the Heart Affairs of the Heart is fun, eclectic and surprising. When folks walk into the store, they will find everything from heartfelt cards to beautiful jewelry to bear poop. Yes, [...]

Corner Station Olive Oil Company

Corner Station Olive Oil Company & Cathey Bolton Design & Claywork I’m Cathey Bolton, a Ceramic Artist whose been working with mud for almost 25 years now.  I have expanding my business and [...]

Cedar Hill Studio

Cedar Hill Studio Waynesville Art Gallery has recently been beautifully renovated and remodeled. This is a “don’t want to miss” gallery full of wonderful things. Representing the works of North Carolina’s finest artists [...]

Logan’s Gifts & Home Decor

Logan's Gifts & Home Decor "Logan's Gifts and Home Decor is located in beautiful downtown Waynesville, NC. We offer a large and unique range of gifts, home decor and seasonal decorations. Stationary, bath [...]

Olde Brick House

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10. Lebanon Tennessee

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Main Street Mercantile & Creamery

Main Street Mercantile & Creamery on the Downtown Lebanon Square. We aim to provide our customers with great taste in both gifts for every occasion and fantastic desserts to fulfill any sweet tooth! [...]

Iddy & Oscars

Shop Online Iddy and Oscars. Be the change. So many of us want to see change in our world and So often times we hear the quote by Gandhi "be [...]

Dreams Boutique Lebanon

Dreams Boutique is on the Public Square in Lebanon, TN. Dreams is a Women’s Active Wear, Lounge Wear, Intimates, and Trendy Apparel store. We offer specialty fit bras, lounge wear, work out clothing, [...]

Eden’s Edge Boutique

Based in Lebanon, Tennessee, Eden's Edge Boutique offers bohemian and chíc styles for women and children.  We carry many one of a kind pieces at a very limited quantity to keep you in [...]

Downtown Lebanon TN

Downtown Lebanon TN Featured Merchants Tap on Merchant below to enjoy their Virtual Tour! Downtown Lebanon Tennessee Shopping Restaurants and More Virtual Tours.

Wilkie’s Outfitters

Wilkie’s Outfitters is a family owned business located in Lebanon, TN. We carry top brands of high quality, trusted products for the outdoor experience. Whether it’s fishing, hiking, hunting, climbing, kayaking, or exploring other countries, [...]

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Other great destinations in the south worth mentioning

Bardstown, Kentucky

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Kentucky Railway Museum

Owes its beginning to a small number of rail enthusiasts who formed a local chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in 1948. In the early 1950's, the Chapter asked the Louisville [...]

Pat’s Place

Pat's Place Family Style Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner is a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere that your whole family will enjoy. Home cooking is the name of the game at this great downtown [...]

Downtown Bardstown KY

Downtown Bardstown KY   VIRTUAL TOURS - Bardstown Kentucky "The Bourbon Capital of the World" Find great shopping, restaurants and don't forget to take the Bourbon Trail! Featured Merchants Tap on Merchant below to enjoy their Virtual Tour! [...]

Peacock On Third

Step into the closet you wished you had. Our fashion boutique offers amazing statement jewelry at understated prices along with fabulous designer clothing. Our design consultants are here to make you look and [...]

Just Jane Merle Norman

We are much more than a cosmetic store! Just Jane at Merle Norman is also a ladies boutique specializing in ladies clothing, accessories & gifts. 107 West Flaget Bardstown, [...]

The Blind Pig Bourbon Speakeasy

A 1920's Bourbon speakeasy. Step back in time with crush velvet couches and leather chairs surrounded by exquisite wallpaper with a bourbon cocktail. 107 East Flaget Bardstown, KY 40004 [...]

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Midway, Kentucky

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Mezzo Italian Cafe and Provisions

Mezzo Italian Cafe and Provisions is a family style restaurant boasting fresh ingredients in a cozy atmosphere. We are continuing our line of fine foods right in the heart of Kentucky. Mezzo features [...]

The Midway Boutique

The Midway Boutique The Midway Boutique Kentucky Open the door to your new favorite place. The explosion of color, the sparkle of jewels, and the laughter of new friends will make your Midway [...]

The Brown Barrel & Blind Harry’s

The Brown Barrel & Blind Harry's A unique dining experience Join us for a unique, "casual-yet-classy" dining experience in Historic Midway - the Heart of Kentucky Horse Country! Our traditional setting belies the [...]

Heirloom Midway KY

Heirloom Restaurant Midway KY "Owned by chef Mark Wombles and his father, Henry, the restaurant came out of the gate in 2006 to acclaim." See the entire article in the Lexington Herald Leader [...]

Downtown Midway KY

Downtown Midway KY   Discover Midway KY Shopping Restaurants Lodging and More. Midway Kentucky is located in the heart of thoroughbred country. Featured Merchants Tap on Merchant below to enjoy their Virtual Tour! [...]

Fisher Antiques Midway KY

Fisher Antiques Midway KY Fisher Antiques is located in the small town of Midway, KY. We deal in "a little bit of everything" when it comes to antiques and collectibles. Your Midway Connection [...]

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Natchitoches, Louisana

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No other place captures the creole flavor like Natchitoches, with it historic European architecture, it beauty seems untouched by time. With multiple bed and breakfasts Natchitoches offers a home away from home as you shop at one of the multiple stores along there 33-block shopping district.

The Hall Tree Bienville Square

The Hall Tree has become a popular shopping location for many men and women in Natchitoches and surrounding areas due to good old fashion word of mouth. The reason we have such loyal [...]

Plantation Treasures

Plantation Treasures Located in the Historic District of Natchitoches on the banks of the Cane River on Front Street. We offer gifts for the home and soul. Christian Based gift shop offering jewelry, [...]

Georgia’s Gift Shop

Georgia's Gift Shop Visit our shop during your visit to Historical Downtown Natchitoches, Louisiana. We have that special treasure you are looking for with the largest selection of Natchitoches and Louisiana gifts, souvenirs, [...]

Mason Salter’s Fine Furniture

Today, the business serves customers in a 100-mile radius with a unique blend of personal service and products that distinguish the homes of its customers while also offering significant value. Although the business [...]

The Hall Tree Front Street

The Hall Tree has become a popular shopping location for many men and women in Natchitoches and surrounding areas due to good old fashion word of mouth. The reason we [...]

Jefferson House Bed & Breakfast

An idyllic retreat on Cane River Lake in the Natchitoches Historic District.  From beautifully appointed king-sized bedrooms complete with private baths, to a sumptuous gourmet breakfast, Jefferson House Bed & Breakfast is within walking [...]

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Rogersville, Tennessee

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Heritage Galleries

Heritage Galleries Collectables such as fine art, American and European art, antiques, fishing gear, tools, dolls, jewelry, glass such as carnival glass and Fenton, and more!  Your Rogersville's antiques and primitives connection. [...]

Downtown Rogersville TN

Downtown Rogersville TN   In the heart of Tennessee sits a beautiful secret kept out of the hussle and bussle of the big cities. Rogersville, settled in 1775 and often seen to be “Tennessee’s Best Kept Secret” [...]

Rogersville Vision Clinic

Rogersville Vision Clinic Rogersville Vision Clinic offering eyeglasses, contacts, sunglasses and eye care health maintenance. Our Brands include: Poco, Michael Kors, Ray Ban, Vera Bradley, Line Art, Kate Spade, Eddie Bauer, Prada, Tory [...]

LuElla’s Gift Market

LuElla's Gift Market LuElla's Gift Market offers a personal shopping experience right in the heart of historic downtown Rogersville, TN. With unique gifts and friendly service, finding the perfect gift has never been [...]

Mountain Star Mall

Mountain Star Mall The business has evolved from antiques being the primary business in the beginning to home decor, floral designs, gifts, gourmet products and home textiles being the essence of the [...]

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