Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana Road Trip
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 7:55 PM Last Post By: AnimoPerdido
Nov 15, 2012 5:08 AM
We arrive in Nashville early evening so will probably spend one night nearby before heading to Memphis. After a 15 hour journey we'd prefer somewhere fairly low key that's small enough in size to be able to walk from b&b to restaurant to bar to bed. Somewhere that's more likely to have a diner over a Michelin star restaurant and a dive bar over a wine bar . Would Hendersonville or Franklin be a good choice?
From here the rough plan, so far, is........
Memphis - 3 nights
? Clarksdale - 1 night (I've heard good things about the Shack Up Inn)
New Orleans - 5 nights
? 1 night in between to break up the journey, somewhere in Alabama, perhaps?
Nashville - 5 nights
As much as we'd love to stay in some less touristy towns along the way I'd rather feel that we've experienced a couple of places rather than driven through many. That said, we'll still have many hours (possibly days) to while away to break up the long drives. Would any of these places make for an interesting stop off point? Lafayette, Vicksburg, Natchez, Huntsville.......?
Any advice on where to head for (or where to avoid!), scenic driving routes, or any weird and wonderful tips are greatly appreciated!
Nov 15, 2012 6:08 AM
What are your interests? History? Art? Music? Food? Hikes? Bikes? Shopping? Night clubs? Strip clubs? Remember, we don't know you and what we like may be what you hate.
Nov 15, 2012 9:50 AM
Nov 15, 2012 10:05 AM
3Ha, I'm answering for both of us so I'm going to say no to strip clubs but yes to all of the above. More specifically....
Hope that helps!
Nov 15, 2012 11:36 AM
4A quick formatting note:
The ">" at the beginning of a line is used for quoting text. That is why your post (#3) looks as it does.
Consider eating here or here.
What I would consider is doing a day trip from xNashville. I don't think xNashville has 5 days worth of attractions. You can combine with a trip to Jack Daniels (no tastings).
I would consider this rough loop.
Nov 15, 2012 7:55 PM
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