LOUISIANA & TRAVEL SOUTH - Louisiana's diverse culture is the starting place for the wide array of activities you can experience while visiting this rich, beautiful state. Take a swamp tour or discover the rich 300-year history of New Orleans. Visit a few of the incredible museums ranging from food culture to civil war history. Stop at the antebellum plantations of River Road or discover the state by tasting all the flavors of Louisiana's unique cuisine one restaurant at time. To many, Louisiana is known as the birthplace of jazz, where the greatest Mardi Gras celebrations take place. The list of lesser-knowns from this swampy Southern state is deliciously new to the outsider: a steaming hot bowl of seafood gumbo, freshly-made beignets and drive-through daiquiri shops.
Each of Travel South’s 12 states* has its own unique charms. Go on a distillery and tasting tour along Kentucky’s Bourbon Country trail. History buffs won’t want to miss the battlefields and monuments of Virginia or the Civil Rights monuments of Alabama. Need a little natural rejuvenation? Soak in hot springs in Arkansas or kayak through the salt marshes in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The foundation of the USA’s music has its roots in the South, chiefly in the forms of jazz, blues and bluegrass. Hear banjo-fueled bluegrass tunes in Kentucky. Tour Elvis Presley’s gilded Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee. You’ll find live music 24 hours a day in the honky-tonks and clubs of Nashville, affectionately known as “Music City.”
* Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Rythm of the South.