Rated as one of the top 20 most fun cities in America, Atlanta is a haven for eclectic dining, good food and artistic culture. Start your adventures in Atlanta, then journey towards Nashville, the home of country music, before ending in the quirky New Orleans with our south USA multi-centre holiday.
A simple stroll through Georgia’s capital, Atlanta, welcomes you with brightly coloured murals and dozens of eclectic art galleries and museums. It’s a buzzing city and a gourmet’s paradise, with both top scale restaurants and soul food eateries waiting to be discovered. Get stuck into the shopping capital of the southeast and then continue your travels in the one and only home of country music - Nashville.
In the capital state of Tennessee, the famous southern hospitality runs deep and you’re bound to leave with a new friend or two. Discover the birthplace of country music and visit the famous recording studios where Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan recorded some of their old tracks. Visit the historic Grand Ole Opry for shows with the biggest names in country music. Taste the warming soul food of the south at the famous Martin’s Bar-B-Que and then when it’s time to say goodbye, hop over to the lively New Orleans for the last stop on your multi-centre holiday in the Deep South.
In New Orleans, get ready for one of the most eccentric cities in the world. This quirky place is a big city with a small town feel. The locals are incredibly friendly, music runs deep in the city’s veins and there’s always a festival happening. The food is fantastic, too, with celebrated chefs fusing traditional methods and flavours with modern and exciting twists. All this and more awaits in this old southern city, where good humour, delicious food and warm smiles make you feel right at home.
- Discover the world’s number one filming location and capital of Georgia, Atlanta
- Visit the famous studios where Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan recorded their tracks
- Join thousands of music lovers at the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans
- Shop eccentric, quirky boutiques and stores in the Little Five Points Neighbourhood in Atlanta
Start your Journey
In the number one filming location in the world, Atlanta is a lively, creative city bursting with artistic expression and colour. Art enthusiasts should stop by the famous Callanwolde Fine Arts Centre, part of the National Register of Historic Places. In the Little Five Points neighbourhood, you can stumble across fun and quirky record and vintage shops. Charming streets are dotted with blue, green, red and yellow store walls selling a number of artistic and musical treasures.
Fashion lovers are in luck here in the shopping capital of the Southeast, with everything from high fashion designer shops to quirky boutiques on offer. Shop luxury brands at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza and Little Five Points for quirky boutiques. For bustling outdoor markets, stop by Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market and for funky, one of a kind outlets, take a peek inside Junkman’s Daughter.
Welcome to the home of country music. Often described as “a small town trapped in a big city”, the famous Southern hospitality awaits t0 welcome visitors and make sure you never want to leave. Days in Nashville are spent slowly, enjoying sizzling Southern flavours in typical BBQ joints (try the famous St.Louis ribs at Jacks Bar-B-Que) and stopping in the streets for long conversations with neighbours and friends. Nashville is known for its mouth watering barbecue, mac and cheese and pulled pork and you’ll find variations in most barbecue restaurants.
Experience the true cowboy life at Robert’s Western World, a quirky country roadhouse bar in the heart of Nashville. Discover famous recording studios where Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and June Carter recorded their songs. Learn about Nashville’s history at Belle Meade Plantation and then take a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Nicknamed the “Big Easy”, New Orleans is one of the most vibrant cities in the world and one of the most international cities in the country. The nightlife here runs around the clock, with more live music venues and events than you can count on both hands. There’s always something going on in this city; from music nights to street parties.
Foodies will love the vibrancy of the cuisine here. Enjoy the melting pot of French, African and American flavours that create the delicious New Orleans favourites. During the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May, the Jazz and Heritage Festival takes to the streets with thousands of local artists and cultural performances. Socialise with the locals in this vibrant, colourful festival and then end the day with a late night music show.
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