Deep South 2 weeks road trip
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 1:07 AM Last Post By: Macedonian
Nov 7, 2012 3:13 PM
Deep South 2 weeks road tripI thought you guys will have some ideas about History of Deep South and what to see. I am interested in everything, as history buff love to know more about the Civil War, I have seen some battlefields in GA, but also I am fan of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks,Steam Boats,Country music and love good food! So here it is:
I am researching for a 2 weeks road trip starting in Atlanta and going around the deep South.
I will be flying in and out of Atlanta, thinking of renting car and driving around.
Places I would like to visit are New Orleans, Birmingham and Memphis, but what I am very much interested are back roads and small places. History of the deep south, plantations and such.
My plan is to start from:
Atlanta-Chatanooga-Neshville-Memphis-Jeckson-New Orleans-Mobile-Birmingham-Atlanta-flight home
Now is tow weeks enough? I dont really want to drive on the motorway/interstate if its possible, love to take scenic route
Any ideas for what to see in between those places?
Battlefields, monuments,Plantations-out of the way watering holes..
How easy is to book place to stay the night on the day?
and I would love to stay in some B&B, historical buildings, try local food...
My biggest concern is the road trip itself..
as I dont know the country roads roads in US, I have only driven on the motorways.Any pointers where I can find more info..
I have been looking on AAA website, via Michelin website but need more info from the locals.
Any help very much appreciated.
Edited by: Macedonian
Nov 7, 2012 3:29 PM
Do this rough route.
It will take about two weeks to see what I've listed.
In general, you get cheaper rates booking in advance (advance rates), and you don't have to worry about being priced out or sold out. If you book refundable rates, you can cancel if you want.
Nov 8, 2012 7:40 AM
Nov 8, 2012 3:01 PM
3Mobile has a couple of B&B's in the historic downtown area. If you are looking for something having to do with history:
This is a B&B next to Fort Conde - "Held by French,
British, Spanish and American forces, the old
fort was a center point of history on the Gulf
Now partially reconstructed at 150 South
Royal Street, Fort Conde serves as the
official welcome center for the City of Mobile."
Also in the historic district is the Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast. They have the most amazing pool area. http://berneyflybedandbreakfast.com/
Close by is a neighborhood Irish Pub - Callaghan's Irish Social Club. You can sit outside and watch the neighborhood happenings. Best burgers in town, and also has a great Sunday brunch.
We have wonderful seafood minutes from all of these places, at the mouth of Mobile Bay. Ask anyone you see and they can point you to their favorite.
Nov 9, 2012 4:02 AM
4I did a two week trip around the Deep South in 2011, it is an absolutely fantastic place to visit, you will never forget it. We flew into Atlanta and drove out to Savannah and Charleston before coming back through the Smoky Mountains and into Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Montgomery and back to Atlanta to fly home. Driving will not be a problem I wouldn't think, the roads are big and wide, but you might want to think about getting a GPS system as I found the road signs weren't all that great. You should think about a stop in Clarksdale, Mississippi. It is great for music and food, and the Shack Up Inn is a cheap and amazing option to stop a night in. I am willing to bet there are all kinds of other little towns in Mississippi worth stopping for a few hours in. I am very jealous of you going there, I want to go back so badly!
Nov 10, 2012 1:07 AM
5Thank you for all your replays! Much appriciated.
Question about B&B, in Europe they are cheapest Option,than Most, unless you count big, cheap chains like Premier Inn or Accor hotels, so what will be US equivalent to European B&Bs? Something which is readily available( for of better choice of words) something, that you " stumble" upon and you decide to stay?
Also what about the safety, as i will be on my own ( woman)for around 18 days driving around. I will take usual precousons, but just in Case is there are Areas where i should not go, Crime Wise?
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