Road tripping is one of my favorite things to do! I love to explore new places and take my time doing it. I think, for me though, my favorite road trips have to be the road trips that have all those southern comfort vibes. These road trip destinations are my top 5 southern road trips!
Savannah Georgia is one of the most beautiful places in the states. It’s known for manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages and antebellum architecture. Its historic district is filled with cobblestoned squares and parks such as Forsyth Park shaded by oak trees covered with Spanish moss. At the center of this picturesque district is the landmark, Gothic-Revival Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.
Road tripping to New Orleans is always a good idea. With rich history and amazing architecture are what makes New Orleans like no other place in the states! Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.
Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway begins at Rockfish Gap near Waynesboro, Virginia, is the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. To the north the parkway connects directly to Skyline Drive, which winds 105 miles (169 km) through Shenandoah National Park. It’s a must drive for sure and it doesn’t matter when you plan to go because it’s beautiful all year round!
Key West is a haul from anywhere you’re coming from. From Nashville it’s around 15 hours or so. Key West is totally worth it though! Being Florida’s southernmost point, lying roughly 90 miles north of Cuba. It’s most known for its pastel-hued, conch-style houses, it’s a cruise-ship stop also accessible from the mainland via the Overseas Highway (going over bridges gives me anxiety so this is a funfest for me).
Houston has been closely linked with the Space Center Houston, as well it should be. Houston’s Downtown might seem small, but it packs a huge punch. It includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera. There’s also the Historic District, that includes 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants.