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Rhythms of the South

 Day 1 - UK to Atlanta, GA Explore this outstanding city, visit the Martin Luther King Center where you can take the Civil Rights Walk of Fame. The city boasts some fantastic restaurants and array of nightlife including plenty of spots where you can find live music. Day 3 - Nashville, TN Known as ‘Music City’ Today you can hear all genres of music in the variety of venues in the city, from the back-street honky-tonks to the newly constructed Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Day 5 - Memphis, TN Memphis is renowned as the ‘Home of the Blues’ and the ‘Birthplace of Rock ’n’ Roll’. Spend your evenings on Beale Street, you can enjoy bars, nightclubs and restaurants. No trip to Memphis is complete without a visit 'Graceland', the home of Elvis Presley. Day 7 - Natchez, MS The original capital of the Mississippi Territory, Natchez. Why not go for a self-guided tour through the streets of Natchez' historic district with over 50 antebellum homes and historic churches. Worthy of a visit is the "Under the Hill" area made famous by Mark Twain. Day 9 - Lafayette, LA. Lafayette is said to have more restaurants per capita than any other American city. Cajun Country Swamp Tours are available from nearby Breaux Bridge. These eco-swamp tours travel through Cypress Island/Lake Martin Swamp. Day 11 - New Orleans, LA New Orleans is a city that marches to the beat of its own drum. A stop at the French Quarter introduces you to the traditions and life in the area. Rangers lead daily walks to tell the story of this special place and its ties to the Mississippi River. There is music playing every evening in the French Quarter. Day 13 - Jackson, MS Jackson is the capital city of Mississippi, and known as the ‘City with Soul’. The first thing to do here is to visit the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, which promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of its peoples. Day 14 - Montgomery, AL In Montgomery tour the Rosa Parks Museum, named after the woman who refused to move to the back of a city bus. See the home where Dr King and his family lived and tour the Civil Rights Memorial. Day 15 - Atlanta, GA Drive along Georgia’s Antebellum Trail and enjoy the scenery en route to Atlanta

 

Posted by: America As You Like It
Posted on: 27/09/2021

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