(Closed) Help us plan our road trip! (southern U.S)

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

*ahem* I’m four hours east of ‘Dega. Have a pit stop at my house Laughing

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Hmmm all the places I’ve been to in Alabama are about 5 hours south of Birmingham. My family has been vacationing in Gulf Shores since I was born – there’s Ft. Morgan there, and in Mobile is the USS Alabama battleship that you can tour.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

5.5-6 hours south of Birmingham and you can visit New Orleans!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I assume you will go down 57 through Illinois so there’s a couple of pit stops in Southern Illinois! I’ve been trying to post the links to the sites but the bee keeps reloading on my iPad so just google

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

Giant City Lodge

Garden of the Gods

You can also see Superman in Metropolis and go to the first Dip n Dots

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@hisgoosiegirl:  I’m from northern il too but then went to SIU & met my Fiance so I relocated down here. I was really surprised by all of the beautiful places in SO ILL.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Nashville- definitely spend a night out on Broadway.  Very fun! 

Birmingham- the Civil Rights museum is great!  For fine dining Hot and Hot Fish Club, Highland Cafe, or Bottega are all great.  Birmingham has an amazing food scene so you may want to do more research on that.  Oak Mountain State park is good for some outdoorsy fun.

Also, it might be a little out of the way but I loooove Memphis! Beale Street reminds me a little of NOLA.  And the best ribs ever are at Redevous!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Since you are coming through Tennessee, have you thought (or even heard of) Lynchburg TN? It’s the home of Jack Daniels Whiskey. It’s the only place in the world that produces the whiskey. They give tours everyday for free. It’s just a little over an hour of a drive from Nashville and if you are coming in May, the drive should be absolutely beautiful.

Also you can visit, the George Dickel distillery, it is in Cascade Hollow which is like 30 minutes away from Jack Daniels.

If you think you may be able to stop and visit, try to get reservations to have lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s. You wont be disappointed.

PM if you need any other recs for the area!

 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I have no idea what to do/see but I just wanted to say that I’m envious of your trip.  Please do a recap when you get back so I can take a similar roadtrip.  =)

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@hisgoosiegirl:  DH and I aren’t big whiskey drinkers either, the tour is just a lot of fun. If you or Darling Husband like those How it’s Made shows then you will like it.

Plus it is a cute old town with a little town square to walk around.

Nashville is a fun town, I will second the other poster who mentioned spending a night on Broadway. Tons of fun things to do.

Have a great trip!

 

 

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