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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mosaic Restaurant & Bar

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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.

Sage Sleep Franklin

Organic Dreams Coming To Franklin TN Your sleep oasis has arrived in Tennessee. Nestled in the beautiful town of Franklin you will find our luxurious store waiting to accept you into its warmth [...]

Americana Taphouse

Americana Taphouse offers traditional food with a robust selection of craft beer in a fun, relaxed, family environment that will appeal to any generation. The menu features Southern takes on American classics like [...]

Purple Butterfly

We cater to your child and your inner child with apparel, shoes, gifts, toys, books and much more. A Personal Touch: Add a truly personal touch to your child's wardrobe! The Purple Butterfly offers the [...]

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 [...]

Zula & Mac

Upholstered furniture, rugs, art, framed art, lighting, ladies apparel, jewlery, gift items, home accessories, antique finds, throw pillows, prepackages food products, candles, florals, lamps, and more! 301 Lewisburg Avenue [...]

Harpeth True Value Hardware Franklin

Harpeth True Value Hardware Franklin TN - Under the sink, against the wall and over the edge when it comes to home improvement? You’ve come to the right place. Start your projects off [...]

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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Carriage House Shoppes

Carriage House Shoppes While in Downtown Dahlonega, make sure to drop-by Carriage House Shoppes.  Our shops include: Taste, a wine tasting shop with a wide selection of wines. You-nique, a local jewelry store [...]

Outlaw Jerky & Trail Grub

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

Dahlonega 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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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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.

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 [...]

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, [...]

Town Hardware and General Store

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

Europa

Europa brings a touch of Europe to Black Mountain’s historic district, offering handpainted Polish pottery, handmade wooden and pewter Christmas ornaments from Germany, Scottish tartan accessories, French soaps and Lampe Berger fragrance lamps, [...]

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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

McKinley Edwards Inn

The McKinley Edwards Inn is located on Schoolhouse Hill, is located on Schoolhouse Hill, overlooking Bryson City with a view of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Inn offers pet-friendly, upscale boutique hotel lodging [...]

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6. Collierville, Tennessee

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Collierville TN Map

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Scout Southern Market

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

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8. Cleveland, Mississippi

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Ten Twenty Four Boutique

Ten Twenty Four is a new plus size boutique located in Historic Downtown Cleveland, MS Specializing in sizes 10-24, we believe style begins at a size 10. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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10. Lebanon Tennessee

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Trendz Salon

Trendz Hair and Boutique Downtown Lebanon Tennessee's premiere Salon! 229 West Gay Street Unit C Lebanon, TN 615-449-1555 Our Website [...]

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 [...]

Main Street Mercantile & Creamery

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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.

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 [...]

The Hall Tree Front Street

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Hall Tree Bienville Square

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

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 [...]

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Bardstown, Kentucky

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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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 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 [...]

Heirloom Midway KY

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

Downtown Midway KY

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 Shepherd’s Boutique

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

The Rustic Fig

The Rustic Fig is a hometown boutique with modern fashion + vintage decor. We carry several locally made items along with clothing, unique gifts, and gift baskets. We also ship worldwide! [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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