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Lexington is primarily known for bourbon and horses, but in recent years the art scene has flourished. With new murals and art galleries popping up around town, Lexington has become one of the best spots in the South to find a vibrant work of art; as Joelle Riding, a full-time travel blogger, discovered on her recent visit to consider which murals are the most ‘instagrammable’.

Kentucky Life Street Art, 131Church Street, Lexington

The Ultimate Music Road Trip in Deep South USA. Part 1: Get ready!

Deep South USA is the birthplace of practically all popular music. Blues, soul, country, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll were born here, just like Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Sam Cooke and Justin Timberlake. No better place to embark on the Ultimate Music Road Trip – the one you’ve been dreaming about for ages! In this ongoing series, we’ll show you where to go.

Music Road Trip

We're on countdown for Mardi Gras - one of the biggest parties in the South! But here's ten things you might not know about Mardi Gras...

Mardi Gras Louisiana

The Alabama Tourism Department has won an International Travel and Tourism Award – the first U.S. state tourism department to ever win that honour.

AL Tourism Dept wins major international award

A plaque celebrating Liverpool and Memphis’s relationship as musical Rock ‘n’ Soul Mates has been unveiled in Mathew Street. Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson and Kevin Kane, president of Memphis Tourism, officially unveiled the latest link between the two cities, with an identical plaque being placed in world-famous Beale Street in Memphis where blues and rock ‘n’ roll were born.

Liverpool & Memphis - Rock 'n' Soul Mates

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." 

There's never been a better time, or as many opportunities, to experience, explore, dine with locals and adventure outside in Memphis.

Memphis Sign

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.

Great Pumpkin LumiNights, Dollywood, Tennessee

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.

William Faulker MS Writers Trail Marker, credit: Bruce Newman

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...

Outdoors Alabama

 

What to do

  • Family Fun in Deep South USA

    Family

    From the great outdoors, to fantastic shows and parks...
    Artists performing at Grand Ole Opry

    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…

Deep South USA Competitions

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