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.

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 [...]

Poppy’s

Poppy's is a wonderful shop filled with gifts, local art, and gourmet food items. Browsing in a relaxed environment and taste-testing samples of our delicious gourmet food and drink items will make you [...]

Leather and Pearls Ocean Springs

Leather & Pearls Leather and Pearls Downtown Ocean Springs Mississippi. Located in the heart of Ocean Springs, MS, Leather and Pearls is a boutique that is dedicated to simple, casual, beauty for girls [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Beer House

Mosaic and the Beer House are open seven days a week offering the best in local and international cuisine and culture.  We have a wide selection of crafted cocktails and wine, 45 beers [...]

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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 [...]

Awaken

Awaken Welcome to Awaken Tennessee!We are an organic mattress, bedding, and rest oriented boutique! From top of the line Naturepedic mattresses, to bamboo loungewear, to natural oils, candles and wellness items. Whatever it is, [...]

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 [...]

Savory Spice Shop Franklin TN

Savory Spice Shop is a collection of locally owned and operated community spice shops offering the highest quality and greatest selection of more than 400 freshly ground herbs and spices and 170 hand-crafted [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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.

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 eGift Card [...]

The 1888 House

The 1888 House Virtual Tour The 1888 House is beautiful from the entrance to exit and certain to make your next event a showstopper. From corporate meetings to wedding receptions, this stunningly restored Colonial Revival home, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Downtown Black Mountain NC

Downtown Black Mountain NC   VIRTUAL TOURS - Black Mountain, NC calls itself “The Little Town that Rocks,” welcoming visitors to pull up a rocking chair on “The Front Porch of Western North Carolina,” breathe deeply of the clear mountain air, and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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5. Bryson City, North Carolina

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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 [...]

Appalachian Mercantile

APPALACHIAN MERCANTILE   Located in the center of inviting Bryson City, NC, just one mile from both Great Smoky Mountains National Park and 10,600 acre Fontana Lake and one block from the Great Smoky [...]

Southbound Marketplace & Mobile Boutique

Southbound Marketplace & Mobile Boutique Southbound Marketplace & Mobile Boutique in the Heart of Bryson City offers gifts, jewelry, specialty candles, lotions and cute fashions for women. 261 Everett [...]

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 [...]

Fryemont Inn

Fryemont Inn Downtown Bryson City From the moment you enter the historic Fryemont Inn you will feel transported back in time to the warmth and friendly charm of a rustic Adirondack mountain lodge [...]

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6. Collierville, Tennessee

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Dee Larue Designs

Dee Larue Designs is located in the downtown square of Collierville, TN-named "Americas best Main Street" by Parade Magazine. Our home furnishings and accessories store is opened Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Interior design can be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Brooks Collection

Since opening the doors in July of 1999, The Brooks Collection goes to market with you in mind. By selecting unique and collectible treasures, we feature distinctive gifts, accessories, furnishings and accents for [...]

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 [...]

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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.

Thibault Gallery

Thibault Gallery Thibault Gallery is a haven for talented artists to showcase their art, as well as an attraction for tourists and locals alike. Here you will find original art in a variety [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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8. Cleveland, Mississippi

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Neysa’s Fireside Shop

Neysa's Fireside Shop Welcome to Neysa's - a Delta tradition since 1988 - located in the heart of Cleveland's bustling Sharpe Street, housed in Clemmie Collins original Fireside Shop.  Neysa's has continued Clemmie's [...]

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, [...]

Rosson Co.

Located in the heart of Cleveland Mississippi on Sharpe Street, Rosson Co. carries over 80 years of the finest jewelry, watches, and table ware into the next generation. [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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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.

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 [...]

Affairs of the Heart Waynesville

Affairs of the Heart At Affairs of the Heart, we absolutely love our customers. We work hard to stock our shelves with fun and exciting new products. Some of our most popular items [...]

Pleasant Places Waynesville

Pleasant Places Pleasant Places Waynesville's Bird and Garden Supply Shop! Shop in a relaxed atmosphere in downtown's own wildbird supply. From seed, feeders and houses to garden accessories, we'll help you with your [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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10. Lebanon Tennessee

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Urban Mills Boutique

Urban Mills Lebanon Do you happen to be looking for a cute new outfit or to personalize items with your logo? Take a moment to step out of the ordinary when you visit Urban [...]

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 [...]

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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.

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 [...]

Parc Natchitoches Virtual Tour

Parc Natchitoches Parc Natchitoches Virtual Tour. 4515 University Pkwy Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-3892 Hours: Seasonal Hours - Please call for times. Our Website [...]

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

More than a half-century after inducting its first class of sports legends, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame is realizing its fondest dreams and greatest aspirations. In a Grand Opening on Friday night, [...]

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 [...]

Downtown Natchitoches MAP

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 [...]

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Bardstown, Kentucky

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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bardstown Map

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 [...]

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 [...]

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Midway, Kentucky

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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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rogersville, Tennessee

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Rogersville TN Map

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” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Legacy Wine & Spirits

Legacy Wine & Spirits Legacy Wine & Spirits in Downtown Rogersville, TN Offers an extensive stock of whiskeys, rums, vodkas, scotchs and fine wines. Visit us today! 212 East [...]

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