New Orleans to Atlanta
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 23, 2012 9:24 AM Last Post By: sabarod
Nov 17, 2012 12:19 PM
New Orleans to AtlantaHI,
I posted here a few weeks ago for help planning our mammoth roadtrip from Vancouver to Atlanta over a four week period!
I have managed to find things to see/places to stay with this forum but wondered where we could stay between New Orleans and Atlanta for one night?
We leave for our trip next Wednesday and are very excited to discover new places.
Nov 17, 2012 5:47 PM
1If you drive straight north from New Orleans to Interstate-40 in Tennessee, you could stay in Nashville. Then take Interstate-40 straight through Knoxville, transfer due East to Atlanta.
I drove from Knoxville to Atlanta, then south into Florida, then Interstate-10 to New Orleans, then back north to Interstate-40 and Memphis in October 2009. Not much scenery along Interstate-10 unless you take side trips to see the Gulf of Mexico. I had already seen the Gulf while driving down to Tampa, Florida.
Nov 17, 2012 7:57 PM
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Nov 19, 2012 11:15 AM
5S- I'm not sure which route you're following to Atlanta, but I'd suggest passing through Birmingham. If you're taking I-59 to I-20, it won't be a detour. If I-85 is your choice, it will be somewhat out of the way, but not much.
Birmingham has, perhaps surprisingly, lots of great food, and some nice neighborhoods too. I've stayed at a Marriott Courtyard near UAB's hospital complex, it was new and quite nice.
A few restaurants/bars to consider: Chez Fon Fon, Hot & Hot Fish House and a little french bakery that will make you wonder if you're really in AL. --
1909 Cahaba Road Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Another route you could take would be I-10 along the coast. It will be longer but more scenic. Depending on how you'd like to break up your drive, you could follow the Florida panhandle toward Tallahassee (5 hrs to ATL) and then turn north. Or, you could head north through Dothan AL to Eufala AL, a small historic town south of Columbus, GA.
Nov 19, 2012 1:51 PM
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