Top 4 Southern Cities to Visit Now
by Kathryn Crow
When we sing “Country Roads, Take me Home” we usually have some place in the South that is near and dear to our hearts in mind. And chances are good that one of these four cities will be it.
Whether your favorite Southern City is special because of childhood vacations, college escapades, or special moments, these spots are forever in your memory and heart.
I've put together some great spots to stop in each of these Southern gems.
1. Savannah, GA
This city is an icon for southern hospitality. Filled with historic homes, good food, and a wide variety of things to do you will not be disappointed on your visit here. Whether it is your first time in Savannah or you are returning yet again be sure to check out some of these must see places during your stay.
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This bakery is not what you would expect to find South or the Mason Dixon Line or even on this side of the Atlantic! Owned and operated by and Englishman and his mother who were tired of long wet English days and moved their bakery to the Savannah area.
They specialize in meat pies of all kinds as well as everything you can imagine fresh baked from the oven. They will even let you bring in your own dish so your supper guests will never know you didn’t bake the dinner yourself.
Whether you stop in here for lunch, grab a pie to go, or swing by for a fresh flaky dessert you can rest assure that this gem of a bakery will leave you both surprised and extremely satisfied!
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Whether you are looking for a romantic addition to a honeymoon or just want to stay somewhere that echoes back to a more gentile time in American history, the McMillan Inn fits the bill in every way. This enchanting Inn offers elegant rooms that have every detail in place to transport you to a whole different era.
Sleep in an antique four poster bed and enjoy sweets and peach tea in the parlor during your stay here. The rooms are each unique so check out all six options before you book your stay at this historic B&B.
2. Nashville, TN
Nashville may be famous for their country music scene but there is more to this Southern city than just that angle. You might have gone there to visit opry land and to hear a concert, but while you are there be sure to check out these unique places.
This restaurant is not purely for those who don’t eat meat. It is for anyone who enjoys good food in a fun atmosphere. You will find an eclectic menu that is great for people with food allergies.
For a restaurant that has a unique twist on American dining look no further than 5th and Taylor in Nashville. This restaurant has an atmosphere that is one part industrial steampunk and one part upscale art gallery.
The Menu here will make your mouth water. From the Duck wing appetizer to the Cinderella Cheese cake dessert you will feast your way through a rare dining experience when you stop in for a meal at this one-of-a-kind restaurant.
3. Charleston, SC
Find something unique to do while you are visiting historic Charleston. Amongst the historic structures in downtown Charleston you will find some modern gems of dining and a great place to kick back and relax.
If visiting South Carolina requires good seafood to be a successful trip in your book, then this restaurant is sure to be a big winner. Order your dinner by the pound based on the current market price. The food here is so fresh it was caught the morning you eat it.
Sink your teeth into their signature lobster roll or go for the gold with their sampler platter featuring oysters, clams, and shrimp all cooked to perfection.
Vacation Rentals Galore
Whether you want to spend the night on a yacht or are looking for a week-long stay in a waterfront cottage the selection of unique vacation rentals in Charleston is huge.
From the charming Lodge Valley Inn to the luxurious Crow’s Nest Cottage, you will be able to find the perfect place to call home during your adventure in this memorable Southern City.
4. New Orleans, LA
The Big Easy is a favorite amongst travelers of all ages. This southern city has an irresistible charm about it that beckon visitors to return year after year.
So whether you are headed to New Orleans for your traditional summer trip or you are planning a wild Mardi Gras this year, here are some places that you won’t want to miss out on.
Streets to see
New Orleans is all about personal exploration. But it is always nice to have a starting point. Finding the right street to wander for that day or the night is crucial to a real life experience in this Southern City.
Take a walk down Frenchman Street, Royal Street, or Bourbon Street to find a unique collection of nightclubs, bars, shopping, restaurants, and more!
If you are looking for a unique place to stay that highlights the best parts of New Orleans culture look no further than this Creole getaway. This is a rare combination of history and luxury.
Gorgeous gardens frame a bed and breakfast experience that will leave you enchanted and relaxed whether you spend a night or a week in one of the rooms or cottages available at this awesome inn.
Kathryn Crow is a freelance writer who currently lives in Ohio with her family of almost five.
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