Southern Road Trips2022-01-18T18:17:08+00:00

The Best Road Trips in the South

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.

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 [...]

Chandeleur Outfitters

We carry: SouthernTide • SouthernMarsh • Patagonia • TheNorthFace • Olukai•Kuhl • MauiJim • CostaDelMar • RayBan •V ineyardVines • HUK • OverUnder • & More [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Bay Collection

The Bay Collection Downtown Ocean Springs Mississippi - Shop for fashionable clothing and distinctive accessories in a friendly, personal atmosphere. 906 Washington Avenue Ocean Springs, MS [...]

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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 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 [...]

The Cellar on Main Franklin

The Cellar on Main Franklin TN A one-of-a-kind ladies' boutique with many choices in fun and comfortable clothing, accessories, and shoes. Labels seen are Nic + Zoe, Fresh Produce Sportswear, Madison Hill, Color [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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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 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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, hummus, [...]

Sassafras on Sutton

One beautiful historic building nestled in a magical mountain town. Two floors brimming with books, toys and gifts and a full espresso cafe. Come shop, visit, sit a spell. We can't wait to [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

With 53 miles of track, two tunnels and 25 bridges, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will take you on a memorable journey through a remote and beautiful corner of North Carolina. Ride with us [...]

Folkestone Inn

Folkestone Inn Bryson City A bed and breakfast for four decades, the Folkestone still preserves its 1920s mountain farmhouse charm. The Folkestone’s innkeepers have created a friendly, comfortable atmosphere— from the broad front porch [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Olive The Above

WELCOME TO OLIVE THE ABOVE, WE ARE A UNIQUE TASTING STORE OF THE WORLD'S FINEST EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILS AND BALSAMIC VINEGARS. OUR OLIVE OILS ARE CAREFULLY PRESSED FOR QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY SO THEIR FLAVOR PROFILES [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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! [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Britt Jewelry

Downtown Cleveland MS Jewelry store offering custom bridal rings and engagement rings, local jewelry and watches. 104 North Sharpe Avenue Cleveland, MS [...]

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, [...]

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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Waynesville Map

The Best Shopping in Waynesville NC Tucked in the Western North Carolina mountains is Waynesville. Waynesville has one of the best local shopping districts in the Great Smoky Mountains. From art galleries, local artisan shops, jewelry, gift shops and specialty [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Green Orchid Soap Co.

The philosophy behind Green Orchid Soap Co. is to help you find and keep confidence in your well-being. To enable you to find and encourage beauty from the inside out. Sometimes, that starts from [...]

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10. Lebanon Tennessee

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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

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 the change you [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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.

Los Adaes

Los Adaes Historic Site BUILT ON THE EDGE of the Spanish empire, the Los Adaes settlement had both a mission and a fort (presidio). It served as the capital of the Province of [...]

Hello Dolly

Hello Dolly Ladies fine clothing large assortment of soaps and bath products , candles as well as a great selection of gifts. 520 Front StreetNatchitoches, LA 71457318-352-5828 [...]

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 [...]

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 distance [...]

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 [...]

Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site

Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site Natchitoches was founded by a French Canadian, Louis Antoine Juchereau de St. Denis, in 1714 while he was en route to Mexico from Mobile, Alabama, on [...]

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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Midway, Kentucky

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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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Rogersville, Tennessee

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The Looking Glass Salon

The Looking Glass Salon The Looking Glass Salon in Downtown Rogersville, we are a complete hair care and beauty salon. 207 East Main Street Rogersville, TN 37857 423-272-5031 Call [...]

Red Dog on Main Taproom & Eatery

Red Dog on Main Taproom & Eatery Taproom and eatery. American flare with a unique flare of flavors and foods to create a fun family food experience. Ben McGrew/Randy [...]

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 [...]

The Shepherd’s Boutique

The Shepherd's Boutique The Shepherd's Boutique Consignment Shop in Downtown Rogersville TN. Rogersville, TN 37857423-500-1075 Our Website [...]

Swift Museum Rogersville TN

Swift Museum Rogersville TN Swift Memorial Junior College and Swift College was founded in 1883 by the Rev. Dr. William Henderson Franklin of Knoxville, the first black graduate of Maryville College. The school [...]

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