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Travel Spotlights: Southeast Region

Pristine beaches and lush mountains meet comforting cuisine and legendary hospitality in the Southeast, where oak trees line winding back roads and music fills the air.

Louisiana

One of the most quirky, culturally diverse, fun-loving and breathtakingly beautiful states in the USA, Louisiana has a unique and memorable experience in store for all types of travelers. Throughout the state’s vast and hauntingly striking outdoor spaces, view wildlife like birds and alligators from the comfort of your kayak as you paddle through bayous and wetlands. Move to the rhythm of jazz, blues and zydeco music in a Lafayette dance hall or at one of the many Mardi Gras festivals that take place in all corners of Louisiana. Learn about the state’s complex, unique and often embattled history at historical sites like Oakland Plantation in Natchitoches Parish and The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. From backyard shrimp boils to world-class culinary experiences, Creole, Cajun and French influences can be found on almost every Louisiana menu. Don’t miss classic locations like Bourbon Street and Jackson Square, but be sure to venture beyond the most popular tourism hubs to discover true gems. Visit museums and institutions covering every topic under the sun. There’s something for everyone in this charming southern state.

Houma, Louisiana

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Down on the Bayou

A trip through Houma’s Bayou Country excites every animal lover. Hold baby alligators and watch large alligators in action during a live show at Greenwood Gator Farm and Tours in the heart of Louisiana’s stunning wildlife-filled wetlands.

Visitor taking in the art at the Chauvin Sculpture Garden in Chauvin, Louisiana

Otherworldly Art

The Chauvin Sculpture Garden is a unique attraction filled with more than 100 concrete sculptures created over time by an eccentric and mysterious artist. Bring a picnic and an open mind to explore the thought-provoking sculptures.

Tasty crawfish in dish at crawfish boil in Houma, Louisiana

Heads, Tails and Crawfish Trails

Taste your way through over 30 delicious stops on Houma’s Bayou Country Crawfish Trail. The trail includes restaurants, seafood markets and catching companies serving up Cajun specialties like crawfish etouffee and Lowcountry boils.

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Sportsman’s Paradise

The pristine waterways of Louisiana’s Bayou Country are teeming with fish and other wildlife. Rent a kayak, cast a line from the side of the road or charter a boat in the fishing mecca of Terrebonne Parish.

Mardi Gras celebration in downtown Houma, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Magic

Bring the family and enjoy tours and festivals in Houma and beyond. Take a historic tour of Ardoyne Plantation, a Victorian gothic sugarcane plantation, and dance your way through one of the region’s many Mardi Gras parades.

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Alligator spotted along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road in Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Creole Nature Trail All-American Road

A trip along the rustic backroads of the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road is like stepping back in time to experience nature’s beauty. Home to alligators and over 400 bird species, you won’t soon forget its unique wilderness.

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Golden Nugget Lake Charles and L’Auberge Casino Resorts

From luxurious spa treatments to world-class dining options, experience Las Vegas-worthy entertainment at two waterfront Lake Charles resorts – the Golden Nugget Lake Charles and the L’Auberge Casino Resort.

Crawfish boil with water views in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Gumbo and Good Times on the Bayou

Lake Charles is all about laid-back vibes and waterfront feasts with friends old and new. Creole favorites include jambalaya, shrimp gumbo and traditional crawfish boils served over newspapers. Grab a cold beer and enjoy the bayou breezes.

Fisherman on the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road in Lake Charles, Louisiana

An Open-air Oasis

An outdoor sporting paradise, Lake Charles is home to some of the Southeast’s most pristine wilderness areas for fishing, boating, hiking and wildlife-viewing. Catch sights of gators, shorebirds and turtles while you fish, hike, paddle or bike.

The 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana
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1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center

Housed in an eye-catching historic building, the 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center in Lake Charles is a hub for local art, culture and education. Take in rotating art exhibits and presentations that highlight the area’s rich history.

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Feel the Rhythm

Music is the beating heart of New Orleans culture. The vibrant city is the birthplace of jazz, and on any given day, live zydeco, rock and blues can be heard on the streets and in live-music venues.

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Celebrated Culture

Blending Caribbean, American, European and African cultures, New Orleans is a true melting pot of cuisine, music, traditions and the arts. Explore history-rich museums and walk the vibrant streets echoing with live music.

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City of Festivity

With over 100 festivals throughout each year, celebration is a way of life in New Orleans. From Mardi Gras to the New Orleans Jazz Festival, opportunities to experience the city’s diverse musical, culinary and cultural offerings are everywhere.

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Culinary Adventures Await

New Orleans’ world-renowned culinary offerings are as rich and diverse as its culture. Taste your way through Creole and international cuisine at hundreds of restaurants and enjoy a drink at one of the city’s celebrated cocktail bars.

Historic St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square of New Orleans, Louisiana
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Attractions as Unique as the City Itself

New Orleans is home to dozens of one-of-a-kind museums like Mardi Gras World and The Sazerac House cocktail museum. Reach these and more award-winning attractions by horse-drawn carriage, streetcar or riverboat.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Enjoy the view from the 27th-floor observation deck of the Louisiana State Capitol – the tallest capitol building in the USA. Louisiana’s Old State Capitol also features spectacular architecture and is even said to house a ghost. Learn more

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge is home to the inspiring and family-friendly USS KIDD Veterans Museum, a World War II Fletcher-class destroyer turned floating museum. Step back in time at the LSU Rural Life Museum, acting as a time capsule that explores the lives of Louisiana’s rural people. Learn more

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Lafayette, Louisiana

Explore Lafayette’s hauntingly beautiful swamps, rivers and bayous teeming with wildlife and cypress trees. It’s the perfect backdrop for spotting some of the region’s over 240 bird species and experiencing an epic guided adventure. Learn more

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Lafayette, Louisiana

This lively city is a music-lover’s dream. Regardless of when you visit, there’s bound to be a celebration in progress. The area hosts Creole music festivals, nightly live music and, of course, can’t-miss Mardi Gras celebrations. Learn more

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Orlando, Florida

Known widely for its epic theme parks and family-friendly attractions, Orlando is also home to world-class MICHELIN dining experiences, cultural landmarks, eclectic art museums and endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Of course, no trip to Orlando would be complete without some time spent at world famous theme parks like Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. When you’re ready to experience another side of the city, explore the lush ecosystems that lie just outside of Orlando’s tourism hubs. View birds, alligators and other wildlife on a sunset airboat tour, paddle through mangrove-lined estuaries and stroll along the laidback streets of charming neighborhoods like Mills 50 and Winter Park. Fine dining, nightlife and culture? Thought you’d never ask. Orlando is home to MICHELIN and James Beard-nominated restaurants, lively dinner-and-a-show venues and popular breweries next to large-scale street murals and public art. In downtown, catch a concert or ballet performance at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts or a home game of the Orlando Magic, Orlando Pride or Orlando City SC.

 

Whether you prefer your holidays adventurous, relaxed, culture-rich or anywhere in between, Orlando has something to please every traveler’s palette.

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Miami, Florida

International Destination

With its turquoise waters and colorful neighborhoods, Greater Miami and Miami Beach is a unique and international destination that welcomes all. Enjoy iconic beaches, entertainment and award-winning restaurants serving global cuisine in this truly one-of-a kind destination.

Multicultural Neighborhoods

Explore and enjoy Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s many lively multinational neighborhoods. Grab a Cuban coffee in Little Havana, appreciate the stately homes and colorful foliage of Coconut Grove and admire vibrant street art in Little Haiti. Travel the world without leaving Miami.

Miami Beaches

With warm and sunny temperatures year-round, there is no bad time to visit the white sands and clear waters of Greater Miami and Miami Beach. Be seen on world-famous South Beach and take in unparalleled shopping, entertainment and people-watching. Relax with the whole family in the warm Florida sun.

Celebrated Art Scene

From the funky and quirky to the downright impressive, Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s art displays and exhibits are as vibrant and varied as its neighborhoods. Don’t miss the Selfie Museum, brilliant street art pieces in Wynwood or the Fly’s Eye Dome sculpture in the Miami Design District.

Outdoor Adventure

Greater Miami and Miami Beach is more than just beaches, entertainment and cosmopolitan culture. The destination’s year-round sunshine is ideal for enjoying outdoor activities like kayaking, biking and paddleboarding in scenic locations like the nearby Florida Everglades and Matheson Hammock Park.

Top-notch Attractions

Unique and interactive institutions can be found throughout the Greater Miami and Miami Beach area. The Paradox Museum will challenge your senses and the whole family will love getting up close and personal with ocean life at the Frost Museum of Science. Miami’s indoor attractions can save any rainy day.

Global Cuisine

Come hungry because few cities can rival Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s diverse culinary scene. From Michelin-starred restaurants to local favorites serving up fresh-caught local seafood, you’ll find it all here. Sample authentic and tasty treats from international restaurants areawide.

Storied Architecture

Peek inside Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s rich history and lasting vitality through its many architecturally significant buildings. Marvel at the famous Art Deco buildings along South Beach and stroll past Spanish Colonial Revival homes in Coral Gables. Snap a picture after South Beach lights up at night.

Memorable Tours

For outdoor adventure, guided paddle tours or airboat tours through the Everglades are sure to excite every member of the family, young and old. Join one of many outstanding food tours highlighting the diverse cuisines unique to each of Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s vibrant and beautiful neighborhoods.

Health & Wellness

When it’s time to pamper yourself, Greater Miami and Miami Beach is home to seemingly endless award-winning health and wellness facilities. Check into a luxurious resort, book a spa treatment or lounge all day at a rooftop pool. Miami has what’s needed to treat yourself to pure relaxation.

St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida

Fort De Soto Park in St. Pete, Florida

White-Sand Paradise

The emerald green waters and immaculate white sand beaches of St. Pete/Clearwater stretch for over 55 kilometers. Take your time enjoying its family-friendly shores, quirky attractions and historic sites. Stay for sunsets on the Gulf for a truly magical natural display of colors.

Paddleboarder on calm Gulf waters near St. Pete/Clearwater in Florida

Adventures by Water

Salty breezes and warm Gulf waters welcome you to experience a wealth of outdoor activities. Try your hand at skimboarding or kitesurfing before a relaxing paddle through the mangrove-lined estuaries dotting the St. Pete/Clearwater coast.

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Cultural Hotspot

The St. Pete/Clearwater region is home to over 30 museums, including the Salvador Dalí Museum. Browse thousands of pieces from the surrealist and stroll the eclectic grounds with views of Tampa Bay. Head to any of the nearby world-class institutions, all perfect for the always curious.

Couple on the St. Pete Pier in St. Pete, Florida

Downtown Fun

The St. Pete Pier extends into Tampa Bay from downtown St. Pete. This bustling area is filled with picnic-worthy green spaces, public art, fishing deck and restaurants serving up fresh seafood. With the kids? They’ll love the playground and splash pad. First of many can’t-miss St. Pete spots.

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Bites on the Beach

St. Pete/Clearwater’s many culinary options range from casual beach shacks to world-class dining experiences. Be sure to visit as many creative local breweries, waterfront cocktail bars and restaurants serving the freshest Gulf of Mexico seafood as possible.

Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville-Weeki Wachee

Mermaid performer at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Spring Hill, Florida
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Meet Mermaids on Florida’s Adventure Coast

Take a boat tour through the crystal-clear waters of the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Hernando County, Florida. Learn about the area’s wildlife and catch an unforgettable show by mermaid performers.

Mountain bikers in Withlacoochee State Forest in Hernando County, Florida

Blazing New Outdoor Trails

Mountain biking rugged trails in the Withlacoochee Forest, ziplining through the trees followed by kayaking and fishing on the Weeki Wachee River. All of these and many more adventures beckon you to explore this natural playground.

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Beautiful Brooksville

Slow things down with a stroll along the brick-paved streets of Historic Downtown Brooksville. Peruse charming shops and museums, view historic murals and search for 24 hidden mermaid placards on the Florida Mermaid Trail.

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Birds of Paradise

Home to hundreds of bird species, sites like the Withlacoochee State Forest and Weeki Wachee Preserve are globally significant birding and wildlife areas. Discover eight sites on the Great Florida Birding Trail on Florida’s Adventure Coast.

Scallop-diver in the Gulf of Mexico near Hernando County, Florida

Dinner Experiences

Enjoy the ultimate sea-to-table experience by harvesting your own scallops in Hernando County’s pristine waters. After your underwater adventure, bring your scallops to a “you hook – we cook” restaurant, where they’ll prepare them in delicious ways.

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Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Experience the laidback lifestyle of Charlotte County. While working on your tan, search for shark’s teeth on Englewood Beach or cast a line in Charlotte Harbor. Paddle several Blueway Trails or hike through the area's 70 parks and preserves. Learn more
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Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Charlotte County is teeming with history, culture and world-class cuisine. Stroll the picturesque grounds of the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens and admire works of art along the Punta Gorda Mural Trail before experiencing the exceptional dining scene. Learn more

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Crystal River, Florida

Paddle through the crystal-clear springs and freshwater lakes of Citrus County, Florida. The self-proclaimed “Manatee Capital of the World” is the only place in the world where you can swim alongside these gentle giants with a trained guide. Learn more
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Crystal River, Florida

Experience the timeless charms and historical attractions of Old Florida towns like Inverness, Homosassa and Floral City. From fresh, local seafood to lively year-round festivals, Citrus County’s quaint small communities offer something for everyone. Learn more

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Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades, on Florida’s Paradise Coast

Experience the renowned culinary scene, high-end shopping, culture and white-sand beaches of Florida’s Paradise Coast. Relax on uncrowded Marco Island, a beautiful barrier island with upscale resorts and pristine beaches or reenergize with luxurious creature comforts in beach-adjacent, downtown Naples. Learn more

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Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades, on Florida’s Paradise Coast

Get ready for adventure and breathtaking beauty in Florida’s Everglades. Take a guided tour or paddle through the area’s waterways that are home to an abundance of wildlife including alligators, crocodiles, bobcats and the elusive Florida Panther. Stop for fresh seafood at charming towns on the way. Learn more

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Space Coast, Florida

Florida’s Space Coast is filled with opportunities to enjoy otherworldly experiences. Marvel at historic spacecraft and tour exhibits at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Time things right and you might even catch a rocket launch. Learn more
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Space Coast, Florida

Enjoy time relaxing at several stunning beaches like Melbourne, the Canaveral National Seashore and Cocoa Beach. During the summer months, don’t miss the opportunity to join a guided, nighttime sea turtle walk. Learn more

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Martin County, Florida

One of Florida’s true hidden gems, Martin County is an unspoiled paradise with over 35 kilometers of uncrowded beaches and beautiful natural landscapes. Enjoy its world-class dining, unparalleled fishing, diverse aquatic adventures and nearly 30 golf courses. Learn more

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Alabama

Huntsville

Known affectionately as “Rocket City USA,” Huntsville is home to the world’s largest space museum – the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Explore its exciting exhibits and activities, board a flight simulator and marvel at authentic rockets.

Muscle Shoals

Music legends Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart and countless others all recorded hits in the famed studios of Muscle Shoals and its surrounding towns. Journey through music history with a tour of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios or FAME Studios.

Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama’s largest metro area, is home to outstanding dining options and the world's largest motorcycle museum. View over 1,600 meticulously preserved motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then hit the town for dinner and drinks.

Montgomery

Alabama’s capital city is the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement and one of the USA’s most historic cities. Learn about extraordinary trailblazers like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks at monuments and sites throughout Montgomery.

Mobile

Culinary and celebratory delights await in Mobile, the birthplace of Mardi Gras in the USA and oldest city in the state. Treat yourself to Southern Creole cuisine from a James Beard Award-nominated chef or enjoy live music in a speakeasy.

Gulf Shores/Orange Beach

Swim, parasail or walk along Alabama’s 52 pristine kilometers of white-sand Gulf of Mexico beaches. The lively resort towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach feature seaside dining options, outdoor concerts and family-friendly attractions along the coast.

Fort Payne

A nature-lover’s paradise, Fort Payne is home to evergreen forests, rushing waterfalls and colorful flora. Take in the panoramic views atop Lookout Mountain. If visit during the winter, enjoy the only place to hit the slopes in Alabama.

Mount Cheaha

Get ready for adventures in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Mount Cheaha in Cheaha State Park is the highest point in Alabama, and it’s the perfect backdrop to enjoy fishing, camping and other outdoor activities in the state’s fresh air.

U.S. National Park Service Attractions

Celebrate culture and heritage at federally designated sites, parks and preserves throughout the state. Visit the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, cruise the scenic Little River Canyon Rim Parkway or hike around the Russell Cave National Monument.

U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Journey through the nation’s history on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail in Alabama. Retrace the legendary footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma or traverse the Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of the 1965 civil rights march known as Bloody Sunday. There’s more to explore throughout the state.

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South Carolina

Charleston

Nestled along the Atlantic coast, Charleston’s cobblestone streets, swaying palmetto trees and historic, pastel-colored homes are as charming as it gets. Take a guided carriage ride, paddle through scenic nearby wetlands and enjoy award-winning international and local cuisines.

Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island truly embraces the laidback beach lifestyle. Enjoy its grand resorts and taking strolls along the beach in the fresh sunshine. Shop and dine in quaint Harbour Town and stay active on award-winning golf courses and tennis courts.

Greenville

Museums, theaters, boutiques, impressive restaurants and rooftop bars abound in pedestrian-friendly downtown Greenville. Check out Falls Park for time well spent in the outdoors and take a leisurely walk across Liberty Bridge high above the scenic Reedy River Falls.

Myrtle Beach

Part of the Grand Strand – a 97-kilometer stretch of beach in South Carolina – Myrtle Beach is brimming with activity. Enjoy family-friendly attractions like mini-golf or the beachfront SkyWheel or lounge the day away on the beach.

Sea-to-Table Dining

Windswept Murrells Inlet is known as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina” for a reason. Enjoy fresh-caught delights like blue crab, scallops and shrimp while sipping a cold drink at one of its many waterfront restaurants.

Outdoor Adventures

From Hilton Head Island, a ferry will whisk you away to enchanting Daufuskie Island. No cars are allowed, making this secluded paradise the perfect place to enjoy outdoor adventures like whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking and fishing.

Mountain Excursions

Ready to leave the beach behind? The activity-filled Blue Ridge Mountains in northwestern South Carolina will be waiting with cascading waterfalls and picturesque hikes through natural marvels like the Raven Cliff Falls Trail. Year-round mild weather allows for hiking in all seasons.

Small-town Charm

The small towns scattered throughout South Carolina are full of historical significance and Southern charm. Wander the delightful streets of horse-racing hub Aiken, stopping to peruse local shops and dine alfresco at a sidewalk café before traveling on to another magical town of the state.

Coastal Towns

From historic barrier islands like Pawleys Island to golf- and tennis-meccas like Hilton Head Island, South Carolina’s coastal beaches beckon. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of the Gullah people in Beaufort or just sit back and relax all day in the sunshine’s warmth.

Sensational Shopping

South Carolina boasts some of the most varied shopping options in the Southeast. Browse eclectic shops along Main Street in Columbia or experience the bustle of the open-air Charleston City Market while browsing wares from hundreds of vendors.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Beach

Part of the exquisite, sandy shoreline of “The Grand Strand,” Myrtle Beach is a nature- and relaxation-lover’s dream. Enjoy year-round moderate temperatures, sunny days and comfortable ocean temperatures from beach to shining beach. Kid-friendly activities abounds in this South Carolina gem.

Outdoor Activities

From surfing and paddleboarding to hiking and biking, Myrtle Beach is exploding with opportunities to experience epic outdoor adventure. Paddle along the Intracoastal Waterway, experience parasailing or play one of over 80 award-winning golf courses in the area.

Exciting Attractions

Beyond its breathtaking beaches, Myrtle Beach boasts plenty of fun and educational attractions for all ages. Splash and slide the day away at water parks, marvel at spectacular ocean life at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach or hop on beachfront amusement rides.

Art & Culture

When it's time to step away from the bustle of the beach, head to art and cultural getaways like the gorgeous Brookgreen Gardens. Meander sprawling grounds peppered with intriguing sculptures while taking in its manicured gardens. One of many attractions away from the sand.

Year-Round Sunshine

If you’re a fan of moderate weather, sunny days and warm ocean temperatures, Myrtle Beach has them all regardless of the season. Enjoy family-fun at pristine beaches, amusement parks, café patios and walks down the pier all year long.

Craft Breweries

South Carolina’s red-hot brewery scene is growing by the day, and Myrtle Beach is no exception. From beachfront restaurants to craft breweries with year-round outdoor seating and playgrounds, make days and nights sampling tasting suds memorable for the whole family.

Open-Air Spots

Keep the laidback, fun beach vibes going well into the night at indoor-outdoor hotspots like Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. Dance to live music nightly, eat fresh-caught seafood and international dishes as well as watch memorable sunsets from a lively waterfront boardwalk setting.

Family Fun

Families love visiting Myrtle Beach not only for the sunny beaches, but for the wealth of family-friendly activities. Choose from mini-golf courses, go-kart tracks, trampoline parks, playgrounds, splashpads, interactive museums, an oceanside ferris wheel and everything in between.

Indoor Entertainment

Maybe it’s raining or maybe you got too much sun the day before. Regardless of your reasoning, Myrtle Beach is teeming with indoor activities like Ripley’s Aquarium, indoor dinner-and-a-show venues, live performance spaces, and unique shopping spots. Enjoy the great indoors.

Golf Haven

Myrtle Beach is home to over 90 award-winning golf courses that are playable year-round thanks to the area’s amazing temperatures. Pick a tee time and enjoy world-class golfing next to the ocean on perfect sunny days that you wish would never end.

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West Virginia

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve

West Virginia’s breathtaking mountains and winding rivers take center stage in the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. Hike Long Point Trail and Canyon Rim Boardwalk to lookouts over the iconic New River Gorge Bridge. Enjoy whitewater rafting thrills and top notch fishing below it.

Charleston

West Virginia’s riverside capitol city, Charleston, is made up of walkable districts and neighborhoods brimming with eclectic shops, restaurants and parks. Spend your days exploring the surrounding activity-filled wilderness, then come relax and recharge with creature comforts at night.

Harpers Ferry

Located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, picturesque Harpers Ferry is home to U.S. Civil War-era historic sites, museums, quaint restaurants, boutique shops and easy access to hiking along the storied Appalachian Trail. Tons to explore between its National Historic Park and outdoor havens.

Morgantown

Located on the Monongahela River, Morgantown is an outdoor-lover’s paradise. Take scenic drives to nearby natural beauty, like Coopers Rocks State Forest and its canyon overlooks, historical sites, 80 kilometers of all-season trails, climbable sandstone cliffs and premier fishing spots.

Wheeling

In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains lies the historic and lively town of Wheeling. Learn about its role as West Virginia’s first state capital. Enjoy marketplaces and museums, then take a walk over the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge.

The Greenbrier

A luxury resort with character for days, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark first built in 1858. Treat yourself to the property’s outstanding amenities like an elegant spa, world-class golf courses, fine-dining options and unique shopping. Kids love the onsite arcade, bowling alley, indoor pool and more.

Davis

Renowned for its mountain biking trails and proximity to breathtaking locations like Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis is the highest town in West Virginia by elevation. You can spend days adventuring around the fun-filled forests that surround the charming downtown filled with shops and eateries.

Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks, a scenic and popular natural attraction in the Monongahela National Forest, sits nearly 275 meters above the North Fork River. Though it’s popular with rock climbers, you can also hike up the 2-kilometer trail to experience its stunning views.

Snowshoe

Snowshoe Mountain Resort offers a quintessential mountain town experience. Take advantage of epic skiing on fresh powder at Snowshoe Mountain Resort followed by après-ski in rustically elevated restaurants and bars. In the warmer months, enjoy abundant hiking, equestrian and biking trails throughout the Allegheny Mountains.

Summersville Lake

The turquoise waters of Summersville Lake, West Virginia’s largest lake, are a huge draw for visitors interested in fishing, boating or swimming. Hike its sandstone cliffs for delightful views of the lake.

Kentucky

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Spirited Adventure on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Take in the scenic beauty of Kentucky while sampling the state’s legendary bourbons on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Among the dozens of must-visit distilleries and tasting rooms are Heaven Hill in Bardstown and Woodford Reserve in Versailles.

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Dine Your Way Through Kentucky History

From burgoo to Derby pie and the Hot Brown sandwich, many of Kentucky’s culinary traditions are older than the state itself. Dine your way through the state’s may restaurant staples like the Freight House in Paducah.

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Caves, Waterfalls and Epic Outdoor Adventures

Adventure awaits throughout Kentucky’s wild and vast landscapes. Descend into the world’s longest recorded cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Kayak, hike and fish around stunning natural attractions like Cumberland Falls and the Red River Gorge.

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The Home of Bluegrass

The charming town of Owensboro is known as the Bluegrass Music Capital of the Word. Discover its unique history at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, enjoy live music nightly and dance the night away at the annual ROMP music festival.

The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky

Great Times in Horse Country

A quintessential landmark at the heart of Kentucky’s equestrian culture, Churchill Downs is home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum before venturing out to 100s of horse-related adventures and experiences.

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Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville excites with the iconic Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs; tour the grounds year-round. Board the Belle of Louisville – the oldest operating steamboat in the USA – for an Ohio River cruise, then visit the Muhammad Ali Center to learn about the local-born boxing legend. Learn more
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Louisville, Kentucky

From Cherokee Park to The Parklands of Floyds Fork – one of the largest public parks in the USA – Louisville is teeming with outdoor spaces. Catch a concert at Waterfront Park and traverse the Big Four Bridge for views over the Ohio River. Learn more

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Northern Kentucky/Cincy Region

In Northern Kentucky, enjoy a scenic riverboat cruise along the Ohio River, or do your exploring from a paddleboard. Sip on some Kentucky bourbon or walk over a pedestrian bridge to shop and eat your way through one of Cincinnati’s vibrant neighborhoods. Learn more
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Northern Kentucky/Cincy Region

For a taste of classic Americana, stroll through the neon wonderland of the American Sign Museum. Its vibrant exhibits celebrate over 100 years of commercial signage and are sure to be one highlight of your Cincy Region experience. Learn more

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Lexington, Kentucky

Explore 450 picture-perfect horse farms, many of which welcome guests year-round, plus attractions like Keeneland Racecourse and the Kentucky Horse Park. Don’t miss the Distillery District, where you can jam to live music every night at The Burl and kick back at one of many restaurants, breweries or distilleries. Learn more

Mississippi

Musician playing at Red’s Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Blues Your Own Adventure

The spirit of blues music is alive and well in its birthplace, the Mississippi Delta. Visit Dockery Farms, listen to live music at authentic joint Red’s Blues Club and visit the birthplace of Elvis Presley, all stops on the statewide Mississippi Blues Trail.

Mural on outside of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi

Following Civil Rights Legends

Jackson is home to over 30 museums, many of which are devoted to civil rights and the state’s history. Learn about equal rights activists like Medgar Evers and Fannie Lou Hamer at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Couple enjoying Biloxi Beach in Biloxi, Mississippi

Coastal Calm

Take a morning walk on one of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s pristine beaches before learning about the unique cultural heritage of its neighboring coastal communities. Cities like Biloxi also offer world-class dining and nightlife options.

Delicious treats at Big Apple Inn in Jackson, Mississippi

Soul Food Searching

From iconic Southern soul food to modern culinary experiences, Mississippi’s dining options are varied and delicious. Don’t miss classics like Delta hot tamales and pig ear sandwiches at the legendary Big Apple Inn restaurant.

Men fishing in the Gulf of Mexico near the Mississippi coast.

Angler’s Paradise

Opportunities to explore diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife can be found throughout Mississippi. Cast a line in one of the state’s 119 freshwater lakes or go for the big catch in the Gulf of Mexico.

North Carolina

Hiker atop Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina

Year of the Trail

Celebrate North Carolina’s “Year of the Trail 2023” by exploring the state’s breathtaking peaks, valleys and coastlines by foot, kayak, bicycle or horseback. From national forests in the mountains to tree-lined urban trails in Raleigh and Charlotte, opportunities for adventure are endless here.