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 [...]

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 [...]

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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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.

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.

5. Bryson City, North Carolina

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Gallery Zella

Gallery ZellaDowntown Bryson City166 Everett StreetBryson City, NC 2871325 Artists in 5 Showrooms in the former Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Presidential Suite.Browse through Gallery Zella’s exclusive collections: 2,500 square feet of original paintings, sculptures, [...]

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 [...]

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6. Collierville, Tennessee

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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.

8. Cleveland, Mississippi

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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.

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. [...]

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10. Lebanon Tennessee

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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.

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, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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Bardstown, Kentucky

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Midway, Kentucky

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Rogersville, Tennessee

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Amis Mill Eatery

Amis Mill Eatery: Join us at the Historic Amis Grounds for Events, Great Food, Weddings, Tours and Our Visitor Center, all with wonderful views of our TN Mt's. THOMAS AMIS was born in Halifax, [...]

Bull Babies

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

The Loft

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

Bee Blessed Studio

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

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 [...]

Hawkins County Courthouse

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

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