I'm a 4th-year UVA student and my roommates and I are going on a road trip this spring break (March 1-9). We are driving from Charlottesville, VA and know at some point we want to make it to New Orleans. I was wondering if anyone had any cool suggestions of stops along the way (Nat'l Parks, whitewater rafting, etc) or specific attractions/food in cities like Knoxville, Chattanooga, Birmingham, or Baton Rouge. We are also willing to spur off into Florida or go west to Memphis if it would be worth it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!