The Deep South USA Blog
Spooky Halloween Events in New Orleans
Halloween is one of the largest parties in the Crescent City and it makes for a spooky, wild and crazy night offering something for kids and adults alike! From ghost tours, Voodoo festivals and fancy dress street parties, New Orleans welcomes all to enjoy Halloween in the "The Most Haunted City in America."
What's New in Memphis
There's never been a better time, or as many opportunities, to experience, explore, dine with locals and adventure outside in Memphis.
Celebrate Dollywood's Fall Festival this Autumn!
From the 27th September until 2nd November Dollywood celebrates a harvest festival in its own uniquely-Dolly way. The treetops of the Great Smoky Mountains slowly begin to change from lush greens to the beautiful autumnal colours of orange and reds.
Finding William Faulkner - the Mississippi Writers Trail leads the way to world-class authors
The Mississippi Writers Trail now honours William Faulkner. The latest marker of the new state-wide trail stands in front of Faulkner's Southern home Rowan Oak in the university town of Oxford. The sign was unveiled during a ceremony held on the 10th of October 2019.
Outdoor Activities in Deep South USA
From the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll discover unsurpassed natural beauty and activities as varied as paddleboarding, ziplining, mountain climbing, hiking and golfing. Here is a sample from each state of different outdoor experiences for you...
Experience a new level of Fandom in Tennessee!
When you think “Tennessee”, your first thought would probably be live music or whiskey. However, close behind is the array of sports and sports teams on offer. From American football to baseball, ice hockey to racing; there is exciting sports entertainment for everyone.
Ducking Around in Memphis!
Elvis, Otis, Aretha, Jerry Lee and.. ducks? Sure thing: one of the most popular things to see off the beaten Memphis path are the ducks swimming in the lobby fountain of The Peabody, the grand hotel of the South on Union Avenue.
Louisiana's Paddling Paradise
Visitors have described the natural settings of Louisiana with words like majestic and paradise, and perhaps the biggest earner of these compliments is the swamps and bayous. One of the best ways to experience the beauty of the outdoors is by water, about 15 percent of the state is covered by lakes, swamps, marshlands, rivers and bayous and these ecosystems are home to many of the state’s iconic animals, birds and plants.
Happy Fourth of July!
It might be just another Thursday for us, but today is America’s official birthday. Much like their counterparts in European countries, the USA celebrates its National Day in style. With family barbecues, colourful parades, star-studded concerts and hundreds of millions’ worth of fireworks all over the land, there’s a lot to like about Independence Day.