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Deep South

Overview

  • Flight Time: 9 Hours
  • Time Zone: UTC -6:00
  • Best Time to Travel: January - December

Louisiana is a place where you can Pick Your Passion—a state with so much diversity that just a short drive takes you to another world within the state’s borders. Louisiana has more festivals than any other state, and the music is the centrepiece for many of them.

When there’s still snow on the ground elsewhere in early February, the Louisiana spring starts blooming with gardens and scenic roads and byways bursting with colour. Golf is played year-round, and the Louisiana Birding Trail, Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, Bike Louisiana and Louisiana Paddle offer numerous outdoor opportunities.

Louisiana is legendary for its food no matter which part of the state you visit. Louisiana cuisine comprises Cajun and Creole delicacies such as jambalaya, gumbo and étouffée, and the best in seafood, along with a unique Louisiana spin on more traditional fare.

There’s always a reason to dance and eat in Louisiana. Enjoy Mardi Gras, which is celebrated throughout the state in early spring.
All of this joie de vivre grows from their roots, a mixture of French, Spanish, Caribbean, African and Native American cultures that make Louisiana so unique.

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Regions & Cities of Deep South

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  • Birmingham - Alabama
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    Birmingham - Alabama

    The city is also well-known for its prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. A visit to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute gives visitors an in-depth look at that important era. The area’s antique shops are becoming places of legend in upscale lifestyle magazines around the country.

  • Bowling Green - Kentucky
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    Bowling Green - Kentucky

    Gear up for full throttle fun in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a National Geographic Top 10 All-American City. Get a behind the scenes look at the GM Corvette Assembly Plant, the only place in the world where Corvettes are made. Then speed across the street to the National Corvette Museum, where the past, present and future of the car is celebrated.

  • Covington - Georgia
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    Covington - Georgia

    The location for the TV shows 'In the Heat of the Night' and 'Dukes of Hazzard', the town will look mighty familiar with its beautiful square and historic district. Try out the Mystic Grill Restaurant, as featured in the television series The Vampire Diaries.

  • Gulf Shores - Alabama
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    Gulf Shores - Alabama

    Adventure, fun, relaxation - you’ll find it all on Alabama’s white-sand beaches. For years, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach remained a little-known vacation treasure, but more and more families are discovering the 32 miles of soft sand and clear waters that lace the edges of Alabama’s southern border to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Huntsville - Alabama
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    Huntsville - Alabama

    From a small cotton town to leader in the Space Race, the innovative city of Huntsville, located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in North Alabama is equally at home in the 19th century or the 21st.

  • Memphis - Tennessee
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    Memphis - Tennessee

    Known as the birthplace of rock ‘n roll and blues, Memphis is home to Graceland, served as a recording base for artists like Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis; plus, its famous Beale Street was the location of the first blues notes. Key locations during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement help make Memphis a sacred pilgrimage for Martin Luther King admirers.

  • Mobile - Alabama
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    Mobile - Alabama

    Mobile is a coastal town with a vibrant 300 year history. Once called the Paris of the South, Mobile has long been the cultural centre of the Gulf Coast. Home to America's original Mardi Gras which rolls through the streets of the historic downtown every January and February.

  • Montgomery - Alabama
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    Montgomery - Alabama

    Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, has played an important role in the history of the USA. Not only was it central to the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, but the city was also the home to the first President of the Confederacy.

  • Muscle Shoals Area - Alabama
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    Muscle Shoals Area - Alabama

    Experience the magic of the Muscle Shoals Area, with towns as diverse in character as the attractions and amenities they offer. Visit Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, and Sheffield, collectively called “The Shoals”.

  • Nashville - Tennessee
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    Nashville - Tennessee

    For those who think Nashville is only about country music - think again. Located in the centre of the state, Nashville is one of the largest cities in the South. A wealth of museums, the arts and professional sports call the city home. But country music remains the city's claim to fame and visitors from all over the world flock here for just that reason.

  • New Orleans - Louisiana
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    New Orleans - Louisiana

    New Orleans is one of the world's most fascinating cities – it's home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. Come down and experience New Orleans, one of America's most culturally and historically-rich destinations.

  • Northeast Georgia Mountains
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    Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Welcome to Mother Nature’s Playground! Blue mountains, sparkling rivers, thundering waterfalls, lush green forests, family adventure, Civil War & Cherokee history, and natural enchantment all await you here in the Northeast Georgia Mountains!

  • Paducah - Kentucky
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    Paducah - Kentucky

    A designated UNESCO Creative City, Paducah is an award-winning cultural destination anchored by the National Quilt Museum and a thriving creative community. Paducah welcomes artists from around the world to share culture and craft through an ongoing offering of exhibitions, workshops and performances.

  • Plantation Trace - Georgia
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    Plantation Trace - Georgia

    From local lore and musical medleys to edible artistry and magnificent murals, Georgia’s Plantation Trace is a diverse region boasting many personalities.

  • Savannah - Georgia
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    Savannah - Georgia

    Founded in 1733, Savannah was Georgia's first capital. Its founder James Oglethorpe, crafted the city plans based on a grid of squares, which today make up the United States largest registered urban historic district. Beacons of Savannah's historic past - beautiful houses, cobble stoned streets, moss-draped oaks make it a popular tourist destination.

  • Shreveport/Bossier City - Louisiana
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    Shreveport/Bossier City - Louisiana

    Shreveport/Bossier City is located in Sportsman's Paradise, has plenty of entertainment with six international casinos, steamboat cruises on scenic rivers, an abundance of soft adventure from camping, hiking, national history activities such as bird watching to tax free shopping and the sport of Kings, horse racing at the Louisiana Downs.

Resorts & Hotels of Deep South VIEW ALL

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  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tuscumbia/Muscle Shoals
    Muscle Shoals Area - Alabama

    Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tuscumbia/Muscle Shoals

    Located in Tuscumbia, AL birthplace of Helen Keller and home of the Muscle Shoals Music Sound. The hotel is a new construction property and does feature complimentary hot breakfast each morning along with unlimited WiFi throughout the entire hotel

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  • Hampton Inn and Suites-Downtown Florence
    Muscle Shoals Area - Alabama

    Hampton Inn and Suites-Downtown Florence

    88 room Hotel, with 29 suites. Located Downtown Florence AL. Centrally Located to resturants and Shopping. Just across the river from Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia.

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  • Best Western Plus of the Shoals
    Muscle Shoals Area - Alabama

    Best Western Plus of the Shoals

    Situated in Tuscumbia, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Spring Park, and Tuscumbia Railway Museum. Spring Creek Golf Course and Ivy Green are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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  • Boston, New York & Washington, D.C. Multi Centre
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    Boston, New York & Washington, D.C. Multi Centre

    Visit Boston Massachusetts a cosmopolitan city where you can experience history, fine dining and tax free shopping. Then take a trip to the big apple where you can shop till you drop. Finally visit the USA's Capital where there are many historic sights.

    3 holiday destinations

    9 nights

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  • North America City and Music Tour
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    North America City and Music Tour

    Three iconic cities Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans with their own distinctive influence on America's music history. Visit the Grand Ole Opry, Beale street and Bourbon street, experience the blues, rock 'n' soul, country and gospel music.

    3 holiday destinations

    9 nights

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  • Alabama, Gulf Shores and New Orleans Triple Centre
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    Alabama, Gulf Shores and New Orleans Triple Centre

    Start by experience the music of the south as you explore Alabama, a land rich in history and awe-inspiring scenery. Then travel onto New Orleans, one of the world's most fascinating cities and home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music

    3 holiday destinations

    8 nights

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