A journey through the Deep South will introduce you to a world of live jazz clubs and authentic Creole cooking, swampy bayous and stately antebellum mansions, musical legends, mint juleps and slow-moving Mississippi waters…
So where to begin? In Georgia you’ll find charismatic Atlanta, the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and a key player in both the American Civil War and Civil Rights Movement. North of the city lies Dollywood, Nantahala National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains – an enchanting realm of forested slopes, black bears and waterfalls straddling the border between North Carolina and Tennessee.
Country music finds its heart in Nashville, while Memphis is hailed as the birthplace of soul and rock’n’roll. Here you can wander Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion and the iconic Sun Studio before heading to the National Civil Rights Museum for a deeper insight into the south's complex racial history.
Alternatively, you could find yourself delving into the rich heritage of places like Natchez, the oldest city in Mississippi, where you’ll find graceful antebellum mansions in abundance. Nearby Vicksburg is another key site for those interested in the Civil War.
Further down the Mississippi River, Louisiana’s New Orleans and its boisterous French Quarter need little introduction. An exuberant display of French, Caribbean and African influences, visit during Mardis Gras or Jazz Fest to get a real feel of the city’s festive spirit.
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