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THE DEEP SOUTH STATES

What to do in Deep South USA

The Deep South USA is like nowhere else in America with such a variety of things to do.

Music

When it comes to American music, all roads lead to the Deep South.  There’s no better way to understand the life of Deep South USA than to take a tour through its musical landscape – soulful blues, brassy jazz, country twang, Cajun accordions, riverboat calliopes and gospel choirs.

Live music venues abound in the Deep South from bluegrass in Kentucky to the jazz and Cajun clubs in Louisiana, from the Grand Ole Opry in Tennessee and the legendary studios of Alabama’s Muscle Shoals to Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero blues bar in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Deep South USA is best known for its richly diverse music scene with live music venues and festivals that appeal to every taste, but music is only the beginning. You should also make time for a barbecue cook-off, a rattlesnake rodeo, a catfish-eating context, a state fair, a literary or arts festival….and especially Mardi Gras!

Cuisine

Driving through the Deep South could not be a more hospitable experience.  There is such a relaxed feel here.  Locals are only too pleased to help out whether it is giving directions or serving some of those sumptuous Southern specialties……fried green tomatoes, mint juleps, peach cobbler, gumbo, soul food, jambalaya, fried chicken, barbecue ribs, iced tea, grits, catfish and soft shell crabs.  

The Deep South is a gourmets’ delight and restaurants come in all shapes, styles and sizes. There are five star establishments offering fine dining and beachfront shacks cooking the freshest seafood.

History and Heritage

The complex history and heritage of the Deep South have created a distinctly American culture that, it is often said, is more a state of mind than a place.  The lower Mississippi valley was the homeland of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Cherokee before the French, Spanish and British arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries to fight over it. The Americans finally took it in the 18th century and the defining historical event of the Deep South remains the Civil War, fought from 1861 to 1865. Although the Deep South romanticises antebellum plantation life – built on slavery – it is also the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement.  Today, there are more African- Americans elected to public office in the South than in any other part of the nation. Travelling through the Deep South is a history lesson in itself!

Culture

Deep South USA has a distinctly American culture that, it is often said, is more a state of mind than a place. One of the best reasons to visit Deep South USA is to experience this distinctive culture which is so intimately linked with the history, the land and the Southern experience.

Family Fun

Don't let the Deep South’s legendary reputation for nightlife overshadow the region's scores of remarkable family activities. From the educational attractions that give a vivid glimpse of important American history to acclaimed zoos & aquariums, to the long list of places that are just plain fun, the Deep South is a memorable treat for tourists of all ages.

Golf

A Deep South golf holiday starts with a desire to play some of the most exciting layouts designed by golf's greats. There are literally hundreds golf courses from which to choose including the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama and the Audubon Golf Trail in Louisiana, testing the skill of every level of golfer. The Deep South can provide the exact golfing holiday for all preferences and budgets. 

 

What to do

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    Family

    From the great outdoors, to fantastic shows and parks...
    Taylor Swift performing in USA

    Music

    For American music, all roads lead to the Deep South...
    History of Deep South USA

    History

    Travelling through the Deep South is a history lesson in itself!
  • Deep South USA cuisine

    Cuisine

    Sample a taste of the real Deep South…
    Heritage of Deep South USA

    Heritage

    Discover our colourful cultural beginnings…
    Man playing gold in Deep South USA

    Golf

    Perfect your Southern swing in stunning settings…

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