Southern States Vacation SpotsA vacation in the Southern United States means lots of different things to different people - the variety of tourist attractions and vacation spots make the South a great destination. The winter weather is usually pleasant and certainly warmer than points north. Even in the summer, you are never too far from a refreshing trip to the beach or some cool mountain air. The cities are steeped in history, going back 500 years and spanning the American Revolution, the Civil War and more. The rural areas are still quite rural.
Popular Southern States Vacation Spots include just about anywhere in Florida, from the Panhandle to the Keys, the Gulf Coast, the Atlantic Coast and Orlando, smack in the middle of the state. Heading north up the Atlantic Coast to South Carolina, the resorts of Hilton Head and the family-friendly attractions and activities of Myrtle Beach are some of the most popular destinations on the East Coast.
Southern States Tourist AttractionsA visit to Charleston, South Carolina or Savannah, Georgia will remind you of the important role these cities played in the creation of the United States. With many restored buildings and a pleasant southern feel, these are good choices for a vacation. And the beach is never far away.
Atlanta, Georgia offers a very different experience. Enjoy the CNN studio tour, even if you don’t agree with their bias. And tour the world headquarters of Coca Cola. Don’t miss the Georgia Aquarium. The Atlanta tourist attractions will keep you entertained for a few days.
Southern States Road Trip PlannerVisiting the Southern States usually means a road trip, with the possible exceptions of people who choose not to leave their South Beach or Orlando vacation spots.
Florida is build for road trips. Drive the Atlantic coast south to Key West, with a detour to the Everglades or north via beach cities and exclusive towns all the way north to St. Augustine – the oldest city in the United States, proud of its well-preserved Spanish history. Visitors to Orlando often plan a short road trip – west to Tampa, east to Daytona Beach, Cape Canaveral or south to the action packed cities of Southern Florida.
A very different type of road trip and one of the most popular in the United States is through the mountains of Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee. You will not be alone on the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway so venture off and explore the National Parks and Forests and vacation spots of the Appalachian Mountains. If you have 6 months to spare, pick up the Appalachian Trail and keep us updated.
Major Tourist Attractions in the Region
Discover Mills Outlet Mall - Lawrenceville, Georgia
Prime Outlets at Orlando, Florida
Broward Mall - Plantation, Florida
Dolphin Outlet Mall - Miami, Florida
The Avenues Mall - Jacksonville, Florida
Seminole Towne Center Mall - Sanford, Florida
Museum of Discovery and Science - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall - Sunrise, Florida
Myrtle Beach Coastal Oceanfront - South Carolina
Pensacola Beach - Santa Rosa Island, Florida
The Greenbrier Resort - White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Sea World - Orlando, Florida
Opry Mills Outlet Mall - Nashville, Tennessee
West Town Mall - Knoxville, Tennessee
International Plaza Mall - Tampa, Florida
Aventura Mall - Miami, Florida
TPC at Myrtle Beach Golf Course - Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Gulf Coast Town Center - Fort Myers, Florida
Mall of Louisiana - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Mall at Stonecrest - Lithonia, Georgia
University Mall - Tampa, Florida
Jack Daniel's Distillery
Fayette Mall - Lexington, Kentucky
Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park - Tennessee
The Beach at Tybee Island, Georgia
St. Simons Island, Georgia Vacation Spots
Caladesi Island State Park Beach - Clearwater, Florida
Doral Golf Resort and Spa - Miami, Florida
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Spa Resort - Naples, Florida
Dadeland Mall - Miami, Florida
Everglades National Park - Homestead, Florida
South Beach Vacation Spots - Miami Beach, Florida