Southern Road Trips2021-01-06T19:05:00+00:00

The Best Road Trips in the South for 2021

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.

Have fun safely in 2021!

  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.

Hillyer House

Hillyer House Downtown Ocean Springs Mississippi As you pass through the doors of our gallery in Ocean Springs, you will be surrounded by the allure of radiant colors of hand-blown glass, enticing shapes [...]

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 [...]

Sugar & Spice Ocean Springs

Sugar & Spice Childen's Apparel & Gifts We are a children's boutique. Our clothing ranges from newborn to size 14. However we have much more then just clothing, come and see some of [...]

Shearwater Pottery

Shearwater Pottery Jim Anderson Throwing A Pot Shearwater Pottery was founded in 1928 by Peter Anderson with the support of his parents, George Walter Anderson and Annette McConnell Anderson. From the 1920s through [...]

Miner’s Doll and Toy Store

Miner's Doll & Toy Store Welcome to Miner's Doll and Toy Store! We feature fine dolls and fun toys for families and collectors. We are proud to offer you a full line of [...]

The Pink Rooster

The Pink Rooster Nestled in a historic Ocean Springs home find beautiful art, jewelry and other wonderful gifts. We also offer a complete art supplies shop and training classes for the professional artist [...]

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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.

Franklin TN Shopping Restaurants and More

Best Franklin TN Shopping & Restaurants Discover the best shopping and restaurants in downtown Franklin, TN. When it comes to shopping in Franklin, these local favorites offer a wide variety of fashion styles, jewelry, gifts, art and antiques to match any lifestyle.  For the [...]

Winchester Antique Mall Franklin

Winchester Antique Mall Franklin TN - What We Offer: antiques in franklin, antique mall franklin tn, franklin tn shops, antiques, shop franklin tn, garden accents, wrought iron antiques, architectural [...]

The Barn at Sycamore Farms

The Barn at Sycamore Farms The Barn at Sycamore Farms, a new luxury event venue, was designed for Tennessee’s premier events. With an elegant layout and a state-of-the-art sound system, the team at [...]

Franklin Antique Mall

Located in historic downtown Franklin, TN, the Franklin Antique Mall offers old treasures, unique furniture and accessories, memorabilia and collectibles. We carry antiques and vintage items in 12,000 square feet of space in [...]

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 [...]

Downtown Franklin Map

Best Franklin TN Shopping & Restaurants Discover the best shopping and restaurants in downtown Franklin, TN. When it comes to shopping in Franklin, these local favorites offer a wide variety of fashion styles, jewelry, gifts, art and antiques to match any lifestyle.  For the [...]

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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.

Holly Theatre

Holly Theatre The historic Holly Theatre celebrated seventy years of operations and 25 years as community theatre in the fall of 2018. Continuous operation in its early years and neglect of the 1948 [...]

Dahlonega Resort & Vineyards

Nestled in the foothills of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard is a quick drive from Atlanta, but a world apart from the noise and sprawl. Here you can rock on [...]

Dahlonega Square Hotel & Villas

Dahlonega Square Hotel & Villas The Dahlonega Square Hotel  and all five of The Dahlonega Square Villas  are located just footsteps from the beautiful historic square. The DSH lobby is home to the Dahlonega Square Hotel [...]

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 [...]

Dahlonega Map

The Best Dahlonega Shopping & Attractions Discover Dahlonega's best shopping, attractions and restaurants. We welcome you to one of Georgia's best Shopping experiences! Our featured local shops offer a wide variety of fashions, local art, and gifts.  Dahlonega's surrounding county [...]

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 make [...]

Giggle Monkey Toys

Giggle Monkey Toys Virtual Tour Giggle Monkey Toys is the place to find quality toys, games, puzzles, and books for kids of all ages.  We stock classic games and toys as well as [...]

Paul Thomas Chocolates

Paul Thomas Chocolates Virtual Tour Paul T. Hoffman, Chocolatier, has worked since 1975 to deliver incredible candies, chocolates and sweets for all to enjoy. While visiting our shop, have fun watching the chocolates [...]

Yellow Daisy Bed & Breakfast

Yellow Daisy B&B is conveniently located 2 blocks (a 5-minute walk) from Downtown Dahlonega. We are the perfect place to “come home” to after a day of wine tasting, hiking, sightseeing or shopping [...]

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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.

Mellie Mac’s Garden Shack

Mellie Mac's Garden Shack Mellie Mac's Garden Shack Downtown Black Mountain NC Welcome to Mellie Mac's Garden Shack! Walk through our gates into a world of wonderment and enchantment, right here in the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mountain Me

Mountain Me in Downtown Black Mountain is a specialty Gift shop, carrying candles, bath , home decor, t-shirts, jewelry and Gifts for the Good Life; everything mountain. 114 W [...]

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 [...]

C.W. Moose Trading Company

C. W. Moose is home to some the most unique, interesting and absolutely "amoosing" products available today. There is too "moose" to mention. Some of what you can find, T-Shirts,  Fun Apparel, Silver [...]

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5. Bryson City, North Carolina

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Appalachian Rivers Museum

Appalachian Rivers Museum 117 Island StreetBryson City, NC 28713(828)488-3681Thursday - Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pmSunday - Monday: Closed Our Website [...]

The Everett Boutique Hotel & Bistro

The Everett Boutique Hotel & Bistro Downtown Bryson City A Luxury Bryson City Hotel From the moment you enter the front lobby, you will understand why this downtown hotel is a special place. [...]

The Chocolate Shoppe

The Chocolate Shoppe Order Online: Our Collections! 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 [...]

Calhoun House Inn & Suites

The Calhoun House Inn & Suites has been a Bryson City, NC landmark for almost a century. It opened in 1920 as "a new concrete building, fire proof with electric lights and free baths." While [...]

Downtown Bryson City NC

Bryson City Best Shopping & Attractions In the Heart of the Great Smoky Mountains sits Bryson City.  Bryson City is home to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad (GSMR) and to some of the best shopping in the Great Smoky Mountains.  Bryson City also boasts [...]

Gallery Zella

Gallery Zella Downtown Bryson City 166 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 25 Artists in 5 Showrooms in the former Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Presidential Suite. Browse through Gallery Zella’s exclusive collections: 2,500 [...]

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6. Collierville, Tennessee

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Bazaar Olive Oil

John and Sandy Barrios enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures. Their love for the Mediterranean scene sparked their dream of opening Bazaar, the go-to store for olive oils, vinegars, and gourmet gifts. Their [...]

Top of the Green Event Venue

Top of the Green Event Venue located at the top of John Green & Company Realtors new downtown Collierville building offers great views of the Historic Collierville Square. 50 North [...]

John Green & Company Realtors

Since 1979, John Green has worked as a real estate agent in the greater Memphis area. Even from the beginning of his career, John was dedicated to top customer service and ensuring that all [...]

Downtown Collierville TN

Downtown Collierville TN   Collierville TN shopping restaurants and more. Find great shopping, wonderful places to dine in a relaxing and beautiful setting in Collierville Tennessee. Located just east of metropolitan Memphis, nestled in the Heart of Tennessee's Delta, historic Downtown [...]

Hewlett and Dunn

Hewlett & Dunn strives to provide you with a shopping experience that leaves you completely satisfied. Located at 111 N. Center Street on the Historic Town Square in Collierville, Tenn., since 1961, our [...]

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 [...]

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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.

Sweet Bay

Sweet Bay, Inc. was established in 2010 on Bay Street in Beaufort, SC. Due to the success of the business, we are now located in a much more spacious showroom allowing us to [...]

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 [...]

Bay Street Outfitters

For more than 21 years, Bay Street has made sure that we have the staff that has the experience and knowledge to assist each customer. We have staff and guides that have fished [...]

Good Aura

Good Aura brings quality, ethically sourced and environmentally-friendly women’s apparel to the fashionable woman. Do good, look good, feel good. Come visit us in Downtown Beaufort, South Carolina. 221 [...]

Lulu Burgess

Though there were murmurings that she was quietly secreted out of New York due to an international incident involving a certain ambassador at the United Nations, in truth, Lulu had simply run out [...]

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 [...]

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8. Cleveland, Mississippi

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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! [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cleveland MS Map

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 on [...]

Punkin Patch

Punkin Patch Baby, Boys and Girls, Tweens and Teens - It's a fun place to shop for children's clothes! 134 North Sharpe Avenue Cleveland, MS 38732 [...]

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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.

Spenceberry Antiques

Spenceberry Antiques At Spenceberry Antiques, our one of a kind items keep customers coming back to discover what new pieces we have to offer. Our helpful staff are always on hand to point out new arrivals and [...]

Ellies

SHOP - You can see and feel the difference while shopping at Ellie's Fine Resale. We have hand-picked and inspected each item so you can be confident that you are getting the best [...]

Twigs & Leaves

Twigs and Leaves Gallery 98 North Main Street Waynesville, NC 28786. Craft, Art and Furniture Gallery. Browse through an unforgettable collection of nature-inspired works by 170 primarily regional artists and crafts persons. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sutton & Sons

Sutton & Sons Sutton and Sons antique shop is located near downtown Waynesville, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, and our commitment to preserving the culture and community of [...]

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10. Lebanon Tennessee

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Wilkie’s Outfitters

Shop Online 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 [...]

Lebanon TN Map

The Best Shopping Lebanon TN Just outside Nashville Tennessee, Lebanon boasts a great selection of local shops that offer everything from antiques to the latest fashions. Come spend the day with us on the Downtown Lebanon Square and you're sure [...]

Square Market

Square Market is a shopping utopia with a fresh mix of unique furniture and home décor items including local food products and specialty gifts! Family-owned and -operated, we are experts in customer service taking great pride [...]

Poppies Boutique

  Poppie’s Boutique, provides quality, vintage-inspired boutique clothing, accessories, and locally handmade goods and gifts to small towns across Middle Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland areas. Our retail products are featured in their [...]

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 [...]

Downtown Lebanon TN

The Best Shopping Lebanon TN Just outside Nashville Tennessee, Lebanon boasts a great selection of local shops that offer everything from antiques to the latest fashions. Come spend the day with us on the Downtown Lebanon Square and you're sure to want to visit [...]

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Other great destinations in the south worth mentioning

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.

Merci Beaucoup Gift Shoppe

Merci Beaucoup Gift Shoppe Merci Beaucoup Gift Shoppe offers a wide variety of gifts for any occasion. 584 Front Street Suite 106 & 107 Natchitoches, LA 71457 Hours: Monday [...]

Chateau Saint Denis Hotel

Natchitoches is the quaint town featured in the movie Steel Magnolias.  Major festivals are held downtown each year, including the Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival and the world famous Natchitoches Christmas Festival which beautifully illuminates [...]

Beau Jardin

Beau Jardin is the City of Natchitoches' newly-constructed water feature and garden area on the downtown riverbank, located within the Natchitoches Historic District.  Beau Jardin is the perfect venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, [...]

Grand Ecore Visitor Center

Grand Ecore Visitor Center The Visitor Center is located at Grand Ecore, a small community about four miles north of Natchitoches, Louisiana, and commands a panoramic view from a bluff 80 feet above [...]

Cane River Candy Company

Cane River Candy Company is a family owned business located in the heart of historic downtown Natchitoches, Louisiana. Located at 760 Front Street we are a little shop with a lot to offer. Come [...]

Natchitoches LA

The Best Natchitoches Shopping & Attractions Nestled on the Cane River and a National Landmark Historic District, Natchitoches LA boasts some of the best local shopping, restaurants and attractions in Louisiana.  There is plenty to do for the entire family from the Louisiana Sports [...]

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Bardstown, Kentucky

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At Mary’s

…at Mary’s front door opened to the public on July 28th, 2004. Owner Mary Carey and her husband, Dennis gutted an old building in downtown Bardstown, and re-furbished it to its present state. [...]

Gartland’s Art Sales and Custom Framing

Gartland's Art Sales and Custom FramingSince 1974: 46 Years Serving Kentucky Gartland’s Art Sales Bardstown KY, a unique one-of-kind family owned business, has continued to serve central KY for over 38 years and is [...]

Old Talbott Tavern

Old Talbott Tavern Bed & Breakfast with Restaurant and Bourbon Bar in Downtown Bardstown KY and our New Addition to our facilities The Talbott Inn. [...]

Talbott Inn

All our rooms include refrigerator, microwave, dry bar, 43″ smart TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, and access to the common area with internet access. Choose from Queen, King, and Double-Queen sized rooms. A visitor [...]

Hurst Discount Drugs

Hurst Discount Drugs and Soda Shop Hurst Discount Drugs and Gifts Downtown Bardstown Pharmacy and Soda Shop. Hurst Discount Drugs is your old fashion soda fountain pharmacy in the 21st century!!! Bring the [...]

Downtown Bardstown KY

The Best Shopping in Bardstown KY Named "The Bourbon Capital of the World", Bardstown not only has some of the best distilleries, in it's downtown district , boasts some of the best local shopping in Kentucky. We invite you to explore some featured shops [...]

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Midway, Kentucky

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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 [...]

Midway KY Map

Best Midway KY Shopping & Restaurants Tucked in the Heart of Thoroughbred country, Midway offers a great selection of local shops and restaurants. We have selected the best shops and restaurants in Midway and invite you to explore Midway for [...]

The Back Room Midway

The Back Room is a home accessory store situated in downtown Midway on Main Street. Come purchase gifts, register for your wedding or baby showers, or spruce up your own home! Items include [...]

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 [...]

Downtown Midway KY

Best Midway KY Shopping & Restaurants Tucked in the Heart of Thoroughbred country, Midway offers a great selection of local shops and restaurants. We have selected the best shops and restaurants in Midway and invite you to explore Midway for your next trip to [...]

Rogersville, Tennessee

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Local Artists Gallery Rogersville TN

Historic Downtown Rogersville, TN showcases an outstanding selection of fine arts, including original paintings and prints, blown glass, handmade jewelry, stained glass, photography, pottery, and sculptures of wood, stone and metal. In addition [...]

Bull Babies

Offering a casual gourmet southern comfort meal that is sure to make you feel like you are right at our table–filled with laughter, delicious food and if you are lucky–a few quick jabs. Throughout [...]

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 [...]

Hawkins County Courthouse

The Hawkins County Courthouse is the seat of county government for Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States, located in the city of Rogersville. It was built in 1836, it is one of six antebellum courthouses still in use in Tennessee, [...]

The Loft

Yogafit Certified Instructors, All Levels, Senior Classes, Kids Classes, Trauma, Yoga Nidra, Teens, Prenatal, Private Groups. By appointment, so please call today to schedule your class. 207 East Main [...]

Bee Blessed Studio

Our friends decided to share their love for Arts and Crafts and formed Bee Blessed Studio. We will offer classes for all ages.  Opening September 5, 2020 211 S Depot [...]

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