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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Downtown Ocean Springs MS

Downtown Ocean Springs MS VIRTUAL TOURS - Downtown Ocean Springs MS Shopping Restaurants and More. Virtual Tour of Ocean Springs presented by the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce and Main Street. Featured Merchants Tap on Merchant below [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 Perfect Setting

Home Furnishings, Beautiful Gifts, Baby Gifts, Jewelry and More! 2181 Hillsboro Road Franklin, TN 37069 615-538-6053 Monday - Saturday: 9 - 5 Our Facebook [...]

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 [...]

Franklin TN Shopping Restaurants and More

Downtown Franklin Tennessee Discover the best shopping, restaurants & attractions 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 local [...]

Avec Moi Franklin

Avec Moi Franklin TN features a unique blend of gifts, home decor, accessories, and more including: K. Hall scented candles, Glassware and stemware, Reading glasses, Gift books, Sterling silver jewelry, One-of-a-kind treasures. Avec [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Town Hardware and General Store

WELCOME TO TOWN HARDWARE & GENERAL STOREDowntown Black Mountain NCWe are located in downtown Black Mountain, NC, and occupy three historic buildings dating from the 1920s (one used to be the 5-and-10 and one [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bryson City Map

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 [...]

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 [...]

Swain County Heritage Museum

Swain County Heritage Museum On the second floor of the courthouse, the Swain County Heritage Museum tells the story of the County and its people. Through photos, exhibits and video you will learn [...]

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 [...]

6. Collierville, Tennessee

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

8. Cleveland, Mississippi

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Britt Jewelry

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

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 [...]

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, [...]

Magnolia Proper

Magnolia Proper We specialize in home decor and gifts! 146 North Sharpe Avenue Cleveland, MS 38732 (626)827-0579 Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:30 - 6:00 Sunday: Closed [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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. [...]

Sassafras on Main

Come rediscover your imagination! We carry a full line of indoor and outdoor toys for all ages including LEGOS, Fisher Price, Barbie, Melissa & Doug, STEM items, outdoor fun, craft kits, art supplies [...]

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 [...]

Olde Brick House

We now offer eGift Cards. Great for Birthdays, Weddings, and other Special Events! There Easy to Use - select amount, add personal note, email or text to yourself or a friend [...]

The Kitchen Shop

The Kitchen Shop Kitchen Supply Store in Waynesville. In July 2018, owners Leanne and Mark moved from Charleston, S.C. to take over The Kitchen Shop in downtown Waynesville. Owning their own store had [...]

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 [...]

10. Lebanon Tennessee

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

Church Street Inn

Located in the heart of downtown historic Natchitoches, Louisiana, the Inn is within easy walking distance of fine dining, shopping, museums, Northwestern State University, and the beautiful Cane River Lake. The first hotel [...]

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 [...]

Pied A’ Terre Natchitoches

Interiors & Gifts in the Heart of Downtown Natchitoches, LA. 746 Front Street Natchitoches, LA 71457 318-238-4373 HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 - 6 Sunday & Monday: Closed [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Bardstown, Kentucky

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Hale Springs Inn

Welcome to Hale Springs Inn! The historic Hale Springs Inn was built in 1824 by John A. McKinney and is nestled in the heart of historic downtown Rogersville, Tennessee. The inn features 9 [...]

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” [...]

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 [...]

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