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Musical greats, delicious bites, and a rich heritage

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Home to an incredible music scene, decadent gourmet delights, a colourful past and awesome outdoor experiences, all signs point to the Deep South when it comes to an unforgettable, all-American getaway. Read more...

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Explore the Beauty of Deep South

Consisting of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kentucky, the Deep South is your introduction to some of America’s most vibrant music, food and cultural scenes. Think musical greats, hearty food and fascinating Civil War history, and the Deep South will quickly spring to mind.

Introducing the world to the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, and yes – even Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, the Deep South’s vibrant music scene is well-known for a reason. Whether you fancy tapping your toes to some expressive jazz in a small club in Louisiana, letting your hair down and dancing along to joyful country music in Kentucky, living like Elvis at a rock ‘n’ roll show in Mississippi, or enjoying a tipple whilst listening to soulful blues in Tennessee, there’s no doubt your trip to the Deep South will involve an unforgettable soundtrack.

In between enjoying amazing music gigs, visiting famous recording studios and immersing yourself in the Deep South’s musical history, you’ll need some delicious grub. Thankfully, the region’s gourmet scene is booming with flavoursome delights, from decadent fine-dining establishments that have stood the test of time, to quirky shacks and bars enticing people in with their locally caught fish and innovative cocktails. Scour the menus and you’ll find an amazing selection of local favourites, including peach cobbler, soft shell crabs, jambalaya, and fried chicken -  washed down with awesome bourbons and whiskeys.

History buffs will do well to explore the Deep South, too. Once the birthplace of the modern Civil Rights Movement, the region’s states are brimming with fascinating Civil War history, with a number of battlefields, historical homes and museums enticing those who wish to delve deeper into the Deep South’s incredible past. Many historical greats spent their childhoods here too, including Martin Luther King, who played an important role in the struggle for Civil Rights in 1955, and Abraham Lincoln, who’s childhood home is still available to explore.

When to visit the Deep South

With a mild climate year-round, the Deep South can be discovered at any time of the year. The transitional months of spring and autumn bring divine scenes of blooming flora and pleasant temperatures, perfect for exploring, whilst the winter and summer months are slightly more intense. No matter the time of year, you’ll be greeted with fantastic festivals, including Kentucky Bluegrass Festival, South Carolina Seafood Festival, Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival, and of course – the famous Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Deep South Information

There are a wide variety of things to see and do whilst staying in Deep South. Check out our travel guides for some of the highlights, top tips and travel inspiration from our American Sky Experts, along with some essential information you may need for your holiday.

A beginner's guide to Atlanta A beginner's guide to Atlanta
Head to the Georgia Aquarium, visit the CNN studios or take a tour on The Peachtree Trolley and discover the rich history of the city.
A beginner's guide to Baton Rouge A beginner's guide to Baton Rouge
While New Orleans may be the capital of Louisiana tourism, a trip 80 miles upstream on the Mississippi River to the state capitol Baton Rouge can be equally as enthralling.
A beginner's guide to Georgia A beginner's guide to Georgia
The wide variety of landscapes here, from beaches to mountains, grassland and beyond, offer plenty of adventure for visitors passing through.

A beginner's guide to New Orleans A beginner's guide to New Orleans
Take one part French, one part Spanish, throw in generous helpings of African, Caribbean, and a twist of American Southern charm. Shake all that up, pour over ice and you've got New Orleans.
A true taste of Kentucky A true taste of Kentucky
Wholesome, comforting and rustic, the traditional cuisine of Kentucky tastes like home and brings natives back to the Bluegrass state with every bite.
Big train to the Big Easy Big train to the Big Easy
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These 20 kilometres of pristine Atlantic beachfront play host to America’s pioneer of environmentally friendly resorts, boasting exhilarating watersports, picturesque walking trails, diverse dining experiences and sensational arts and events, theres more than enough to see along the coast.

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If you're looking for popularity then it may come as some surprise to learn that the Great Smoky Mountains is the national park that America likes to visit the most and anyone on the trail of the Appalachians and the Blue Ridge Mountains will be more than happy with what they find.

A beginner's guide to Louisiana A beginner's guide to Louisiana
If you've got plans to visit America's Deep South then heading to the state of Louisiana has to be at the top of your list as from multi-cultural cities, such as: New Orleans and Baton Rouge, to the banks of the Lower Mississippi River, this is where you get things started.
Discovering the music of the Deep South Discovering the music of the Deep South
America's Deep South states are well known for their rich musical heritage. Whether you're a fan of the blues, country, soul, or good old rock 'n' roll, we've got all the information and interesting facts you need to know.
Myrtle Beach holidays Myrtle Beach holidays
96km of uninterrupted stretch of white sandy beachfront is merely just the start of this southern cities charm; catch a show at the Carolina Opry or experience the local seafood cuisine...

Top 10 fine dining restaurants in Nashville Top 10 fine dining restaurants in Nashville
Think of Nashville, and we’re certain fried chicken and delicious BBQs come to mind. Go beyond the clichés though, and you’ll find that the city has a myriad of incredible fine dining restaurants. Come and find out our favourites.
A beginner's guide to Tennessee A beginner's guide to Tennessee
The state of Tennessee is so rich in culture, heritage, and natural beauty that you certainly won’t be short of things to do here.

Exploring the plantations & gardens of Charleston Exploring the plantations & gardens of Charleston
Charleston is not only one of the most charming, picturesque cities in America’s South, it’s a place that’s steeped in tradition and rich history, with its plantations and gardens offering a fascinating glimpse into the area’s storied past.
See a live country gig in Nashville See a live country gig in Nashville
Nashville’s famed for its live music, riddled with a dense history of musical culture, you won’t fail to find great country music all over the city.

Top 10 fine dining restaurants in Savannah Top 10 fine dining restaurants in Savannah
With a location so abundant in history, heritage and culture, it’ll come as no surprise that Savannah’s restaurants are the pinnacle of luxurious fine dining. Read more to find out our favourite fancy restaurants in the gorgeous city.

Exploring Charleston’s Barrier Islands Exploring Charleston’s Barrier Islands
The Barrier Islands lie just beyond the city limits of Charleston, South Carolina. Exploring them offers the ideal opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle, soak up some sunshine along the coast and enjoy a wealth of outdoor adventure.

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