Looking to head south for a vacation? Here’s some getaways perfect for a spring vacation.
Nicknamed “The Garden City,” this Georgia town is great for romantics and history buffs alike. The city is located along the Savannah River, so take a river walk during the day to explore the city by foot. See the timeless antebellum mansions from times past that are still standing along the tree-lined streets. Stop by one of the open-air cafes for some sweet tea and enjoy people-watching. If you’re a golf-lover, come during the first week of April to see the Masters Golf Tournament take place. Stay at the Econo Lodge for an affordable stay and to be close to the action.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
If you’re looking for a lively city to visit, Baton Rogue has it all. There’s plenty of venues with live music, art shows, and street festivals. No matter what time of day or night it is, there’s always something to do. Come during Mardi Gras for the infamous parties, parades, and crazy sights on the streets. Stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Baton Rouge to be in the heart of downtown. Come in the fall to attend a Louisiana State University game and participate in tailgating with the locals. Make sure to have jambalaya to experience southern food before you leave.
This southern town is located right on the Gulf Coast. There’s plenty of sandy beaches to relax and dip your toes in. Known for its casinos, there’s plenty to choose from if you’re feeling lucky. If you like crowds, come around the 4th of July to participate in the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a timeless event salt and fresh water national competition that takes places on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte is much more than just a layover destination. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains are nearby to explore during the warmer months. Stay at the Hilton Charlotte City Center to be in the middle of the largest city in the state, but still close to the airport. Stop by the Levine Museum of the New South to learn about the post-Civil War history in the South. It also has the NASCAR Hall of Fame for racing lovers to see videos from legends past and race artifacts up close and in person. The surrounding area is also known for many local breweries, so head over to do some tastings and talk with the brewmasters personally.
St. Petersburg, Florida
The city is ideally located on Tampa Bay, and is a perfect destination for water-lovers. Rent a boat or jet ski to explore the Bay, or head out further into the Gulf on a deep sea fishing excursion. The Florida Keys are an easy day trip from St. Petersburg if you’re craving the island life. Make sure to stop by a cafe to have Florida’s famous Key Lime Pie, which is said to be the best in world. Stay at the Hollander Boutique Hotel to pamper yourself at a reasonable price.
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