Calling all Bees from the Southern US!!

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
536 posts
Busy bee

Yes!!  Do Charleston, definitely!  It is a foodie’s dream, really really amazing food and some cool history too!  One of our favorite places to go 🙂

Post # 4
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@westcoast_girl:  If you want to go south west then I would go to Arizona

1) Stop by the grand canyon and go to flagstaff 

2) Sedona, I would try slide rock! 

3) Next try Jerome, do a night time ghost tour! 

4) Prescott 

5) Then finally tombstone! The drive from prescott to tombstone is longer but worth it!  

EDIT: These spots in particular hold some incredible history! Some are very western but all are historical 


That would give you the FULL arizona experience 🙂 




Post # 5
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2000

Natchez, Mississippi. it was the richest city in the us before the Civil War. There are still a large number of anti-bellum plantations and mansions there, many of which are open to the public. 

Similarity, the Natchez Trace is a road which follows an Los road that is 8000 years old.

Post # 6
5222 posts
Bee Keeper

Well my vote goes to Nashville, simply because I live here now and think the food + music + historical culture is really unique.

Other favorite places would be down on the Gulf Coast, like New Orleans, LA to  Gulf Shores, AL. It is FULL of cool little dive bars, down home style southern cooking with the best seafood, the history, the French inspired architecture, the nice people. I lived 30 miles from the Guld of Mexico for most of my life and I would go back in a heartbeat, you should check it out!


Check out Southern Living, they always run articles on road trips through the South and must see places. Here’s a list I found of the best places according to what you’re looking for:

Post # 7
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Come to Richmond!! It’s not the Deep South, but there’s plenty of Southern history here. Tons of Civil War history stuff and miles of beautiful antebellum and Edwardian houses. Cobblestone alleys and all.

Post # 8
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@westcoast_girl:  Atlanta & Savannah! If you go just south of Atlanta they have the actual town that was in the book with a museaum & stuff. Savannah is gorgeous with a ton of old plantation & carriage/victorian homes, some of the oldest graveyards, and soo many tours (bars, food, houses, historical sites, ghosts, etc.)

Post # 9
80 posts
Worker bee

I visited New Orleans once, and found its history and architecure interesting and beautiful. They do some walking tours there, too.

Then yup, over here in Georgia we have the Gone With the Wind Museum in Marietta (which is not too far north of downtown Atlanta). I’ll admit I haven’t gone, but it’s right next to the Marietta Square, which has shops, restaurants, and a farmer’s market on the weekends.

Post # 11
29 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

I echo what a previous bee said… Natchez, Mississippi for the southern plantation vibe. You can check out Vicksburg, MS too if you are into civil war history as it is less than 1.5 hours north of Natchez. If you take the Natchez Trace Parkway, you could go on up to Nashville (it ends just west of the city). I don’t recommend the Parkway at night as there are no lights or restaurants/gas stations and you will constantly be on the lookout for potential animals to dodge.  For other ideas, I’d recommend somewhere like Asheville, NC for the beautiful mountain scenary (and the Biltmore Estate) and then Charleston, SC on the coast.

Post # 12
562 posts
Busy bee

New Orleans, Savannah, and Charleston 🙂 Have fun!

Post # 13
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Travel Nut here…

Mr TTR & I are semi-retired, we travel quite a bit.  We’ve seen a lot of the US South in the last 5 years (currently a focus for us).

Two weeks is a good amount of time and if you are driving you can cover a lot of territory.

Favourites… Raleigh NC – Myrtle Beach SC (cause we love the beach) – Georgetown SC (on the way to Charleston) – Charleston SC (historic & do make a plan to see the Plantations) – Savannah GA – St Augustine Florida.

Also… Nashville – Memphis – the Mississippi Delta (if you love The Blues) – and New Orleans.

The latter list here was our Pre-Wedding Trip last year… we spent 2 weeks in this part of the country.  And loved it.  We focussed tho primarily on Music… Country – Country Blues – Memphis Soul – Rock n Roll – The Blues – Jazz – and Zydeco.  It was an awesome trip !!

With your particular interests… I’d suggest that you look at my first list.  That concentrates on NC & SC.  There is some great Civil War History in those parts, and GORGEOUS Scenery, Warm People etc.

We have been to this area many times… we focus on different things every trip…

One year we concentrated 2 weeks on just Raleigh thru to Savannah and had a marvellous time… we very much love the “Low Country” of SC & Georgia.

Resources you should start with no matter WHERE you go would be:

A good online map… I use Google Maps, it is easy to use, and I keep it open in a window alongside when I am browsing the Internet, then I can use it to refer to find things, plan a route etc.

Wikipedia… a great resource for early days when you are just browsing. You can find tons of great stuff on Wikipedia and easy to click around, explore, find inspiration

Official Tourism Websites… every Town, City, Region, State has them now

TripAdvisor… the best online resource for Trip Planning.  I don’t plan anything anymore without checking in with TA.  They have Travel Guides, Reviews (Accommodations, Restaurants & Attractions) and Discussion Forums where you can chat / ask questions with TA Destination Experts and Locals.

I just did a few posts for another Bee on Charleston… I’ll come back and post the link here as you might find that info helpful.


Here you go =

My replies are # 25 & # 40

Other than that, if you have any more Questions you can ask away, or send me a PM.

Hope this helps,


Post # 16
2449 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Savannah. Savannah. And more Savannah. Throw in a little Charleston in there too.

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