Holidays to The Deep South are like a trip back in time if you opt to visit some of the cities with thriving colonial districts, such as Charleston, Savannah and Louisiana. Museums display artefacts from the American Civil War and there are landmark battlefields and monuments in every Southern state.
The natural environment is well preserved here and luxury holidays in The Deep South provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation on land and sea. Enjoy stunning views of the scenic countryside when taking a road trip around South Carolina and Virginia or visiting the national parks in Arkansas and Kentucky.
As well as beautiful beaches The Deep South is famous for its music, its cuisine and of course its hospitality. Larger cities are the ultimate destination for American music fans - wander around and breathe in the magic of Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans.
Winter visitors ski at resorts in West Virginia and North Carolina. Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach are among the ultimate seaside resorts where you can parasail, sunbathe or catch a ferry to some of the chains of barrier islands along the shoreline.
Popular sports activities include stock car racing, horse racing and the usual suspects - baseball, American football, basketball and hockey. Outdoor pursuits include caving, hiking, fishing and rafting, depending on your location.
Sweet potato and corn bread are among the signature dishes of The Deep South, however, this is such a diverse region that there are an amazing number of culinary traditions jostling for your attention. The crawfish is at the core of Cajun food and other seafood, notably crab and oysters, is the hallmark of low country cooking from the South Carolina coast. Home to many soft drinks companies The Deep South even has the Coke Museum at the Atlanta headquarters of the Coca-Cola Company.
Jamestown and Williamsburg give a real flavour of the effects of the British settlement in North America in 1607. Visit restored buildings for a glimpse of colonial life and Victorian buildings in many of the smaller towns.
The Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina, has a visitor centre displaying an informative record of the achievements that led to the first manned flight, or head to NASA's Marshall Spaceflight Center in Alabama for exhibits and interactive experiences.
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