View Full Version : East & South East Road Trip this Summer-Advice, Comments?

02-25-2010, 04:26 AM
Hi Guys
My Girlfriend and I are planning our first ever US road trip this summer. We fly into Washington DC then plan on visiting Galax (southern Va, for some Bluegrass), Kentucky;for horses and Bourbon, Nashville, Memphis, Natchez, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Charleston, and back to DC. We have 21 days to do this and plan on spending 3 days in New Orleans and DC and 1-2 days in the other places. Any comments and/or advice on paces to stay / things to see along the way would be appreciated.

02-25-2010, 07:34 AM
Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

Since your tastes seem to lean to the scenic and musical, then let me suggest that as a first step you look at the Blue Ridge Parkway (http://www.nps.gov/blri/index.htm) as your route down to Galax and US-58 west from there into Kentucky (http://www.kybourbontrail.com/). From Memphis, if Graceland is on your agenda - and even if not - I'd suggest that you head to Tupelo (http://www.elvispresleybirthplace.com/) on US-78 and then take the Natchez Trace Parkway (http://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm). While in the Jacksonville area, consider a trip through the Okefenokee Swamp (http://www.fws.gov/okefenokee/) and a stop for a stroll through the squares of Savannah (http://www.visit-historic-savannah.com/savannah-squares.html). Finally, if you have time towards the end of your trip, head up along the coast by way of the Outer Banks (http://www.outerbanks.org/) of North Carolina and the Eastern Shore of Maryland (http://www.easternshorevisitor.com/) before returning to DC.


02-25-2010, 05:01 PM
Thanks Buck,

There's a few things on there i had already looked at and a few new ideas which soud really interesting and that we'll defnitely look into. We'll keep you posted...