The Deep South USA Blog
Where the celebrations never really stop!
Jody Hanson, Director/Owner of Travel and Tourism Marketing, talks about New Orleans, Louisiana - the state of celebrating!
Glamping in Louisiana's State Parks
You don't have to leave behind your comforts of home to rejuvenate in nature. If you’ve been to one of the nearly two dozen Louisiana State Parks, then you know the kind of relaxation and inspiration that only the Bayou State can offer.
New Experiences in Tennessee
New attractions, expansions, restaurants, hotels and more have arrived in Tennessee to make 2021 a brighter year. Check out the new music museum opening in Nashville, the new restaurants in Chattanooga and the expansions of one of the oldest chess clubs in the U.S. in Memphis.
Amtrak is returning to the Gulf Coast!
Four cities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast are getting new train platforms or repairs to existing stations ahead of the return of passenger rail service in January 2022.
What's New in Alabama for 2021/2022
Discover all the new things in Alabama for 2021/2022 as we start to plan for travel again.
Must-see museum in New Orleans
Need a break from the daily New Orleans grind of enjoying music, cocktails and fantastic food? For those who like some history with their Sazeracs, it’s good to know that NOLA’s superb National WWII Museum is right around the corner.
Winner, winner: Gus's fried chicken dinner!
We’ll see your colonel and raise you a king! If you’re only going have one piece of fried chicken during your Deep South road trip, make it Gus’s World Famous Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken in Memphis.
New and Improved Alabama Civil Rights Trail App
Alabama Tourism Department launched its new and improved Alabama Civil Rights Trail app during February 2021 to observe Black History Month and explore the role Alabama played in the Civil Rights Movement.
A Tale of Two Trails
The Louisiana Civil Rights Trail and the The 1811 Slave Revolt Trail take you on a history lesson around Louisiana. Both are stories of pride and courage.
Four different ways to explore the Deep South, including two new tours!
Take a handful of US states, mix them with vibrant cities, breath-taking landscapes, small American towns, musical roots, history and culture, delicious food, open space and you have the beautiful Deep South.