Hang Out in Morgan County, Tennessee

START with some history at HISTORIC BRUSHY MOUNTAIN PRISON which was the last place you wanted to be sent to. Known as the “End of the Line,” Brushy was a maximum-security prison that held evil men who committed heartless crimes with little remorse. Have a taste of the End of the Line Moonshine distilled at the prison, while enjoying a wonderful meal at the Warden’s Table.

NEXT HEAD OUT to FROZEN HEAD STATE PARK and check out the Waterfalls in the area and the Ranger led Events they have all year long, including a Big Foot event. TAKE A HIKE at the OBED WILD AND SCENIC RIVER which has high bluffs, sculpted cliffs, and lush forested slopes that creep to the edge of the river, which can be placid in summer and torrential in winter and spring.

A PHOTO OP is the .5 mile walk to the LILLY BLUFF OVERLOOK for the entire family to enjoy.

WARTBURG,TN See the Court House was built in 1904 and the tower houses a 900-pound bell, four sided clock with four-foot hands. The only other clock of its kind resides in the Smithsonian. The Obed has been designated as an INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY PARK, check Nemo Bridge for that sky view.

FIND MORE HISTORY near the Big South Fork National Park where lies Historic Rugby, Tennessee; an 1880’s Victorian British-founded village whose Utopian dream of a better life in America has never quite died.

For more information go to: mctamoco.com

The Historic Azalea Trail

See a breathtaking display of floral color and beauty when you drive Lafayette’s Historic Azalea Trail–celebrate more than 80 years of this amazing springtime attraction! The azalea bloom season signals the start of spring with a “flower power” show of beauty during the month of March.

Lafayette, Louisiana’s historic azalea trail began in the 1930’s in Elmhurst Park Subdivision on Dunreath Street, which became known as the “Million Dollar Road” of azaleas.  February 23, 1938 was declared the first official opening date of bloom season for the trail.  The Fuchsia Formosa azalea was named “The General Lafayette” as the city flower and can be seen in grandeur on Mall Boulevard in Mouton Gardens. Around the Visitor’s Center pond, one can view Lafayette’s most popular varieties of azaleas.

In 2015, Scenic Lafayette began extensive revitalization of the trail.  In recognition of its continuing efforts and programs for promoting azaleas as valuable landscape shrubs, Lafayette earned the Azalea City Certification in 2016 by the Azalea Society of America.

Along the trail visit Lafayette’s cultural attractions, historic properties, garden neighborhoods, shops, and restaurants.  Off the trail, explore the azalea viewing spots around the city to enjoy this springtime floral splendor of color.
For more information and to plan your road trip go to: azaleatrail.org
Scenic Lafayette: https://www.facebook.com/ScenicLafayette  

Photo: Myrtle Place Boulevard in the Oaklawn Garden District of the Azalea Trail.

 

Come Discover Thoroughbred Country South Carolina

Head west … western South Carolina that is! Thoroughbred Country is nestled between Interstates 20 and 95 in western SC. Discover museums rich in history, art galleries, cultural festivals, Civil War sites, antiques, guided tours, unique restaurants, and comfortable lodging. Hiking, canoeing and golfing also await you. FREE vacation planner available here: tbredcountry.org

Lakeside of the Smokies Getaway

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and home to two beautiful lakes, picturesque scenery, great fishing, southern hospitality and plenty to do on and off the water, Jefferson County, TN, is a best kept family secret.

Geared For Fun In Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green, Kentucky is Geared For Fun! 

Vacation gear in south central Kentucky is full-throttle fun! From fast cars, rails and trails to cave tours and museums. Driving tours, hiking and biking to water fun, gardens and parks. Great food and bold spirits to homemade ice-cream and u-pick orchards … and, yes there’s so much more! It would take days to see and do everything in the Bowling Green so start planning your trip to ‘Vette City.

Inside + Out Ridgeland, Mississippi

Ridgeland A Southern Surprise

Plan your trip and give yourself the the luxury to explore…Inside + Out. Ridgeland offers discerning travelers an unexpected melding of nature and style. Explore Natchez Trace Parkway and “The Rez”, Barnett Reservoir. “Ride Ridgeland” on miles of cycling trails. Experience flavorful dining and the Ridgeland Retail Trail. Discover a surprising array of indoor and outdoor attractions and activities!

Peachtree City – Off the beaten path

No Cars Required! Rent a Golf Cart and explore Peachtree City!

Adventure Awaits in Peachtree City
Peachtree City, is a master-planned city nestled just 25 minutes south of the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International airport: ATL. No cars required – Visitors can explore this destination on a golf cart! In the late 1950’s, developers created over 100 miles of paved cart paths that would connect residents and visitors to shopping, dining, resort-styled hotel/conference centers, golf, and other recreation. Bridges, tunnels, and paths wind through natural settings of lakes, parks, and playgrounds. The multi-use path system is also ideal for runners, walkers, and cyclists.
You can even experience a little bit of Hollywood in Peachtree City while aboard The Southern Hollywood Film Tour. The picturesque city proudly shares in the claim to fame of the hit television series The Walking Dead. Peachtree City can also be spotted in high-budget films such as “Sweet Home Alabama,” starring Reese Witherspoon, and “Joyful Noise,” starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. On The Southern Hollywood Film Tour, visit famous film and television sites. From young children to senior citizens, The Southern Hollywood Film Tour will entertain everyone! Recent star sightings in Peachtree City include Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, and Norman Reedus.
While Peachtree City has continually won awards for being a great place to raise children and to retire – it is also a fun place to visit for a weekend getaway. The Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau is fortunate to partner with two full service hotel/conference centers, plus 6 additional premier properties. From moderately priced rooms to elegant suites, we have the perfect choice to fit your budget. During your visit, let the Peachtree City CVB help you arrange golf cart rental. No matter where you stay in Peachtree City, you can live like a local and enjoy the 100 miles of paved cart paths.
With five distinct villages located throughout the city, each supported by a retail center, Peachtree City is a shopper’s dream! From locally owned boutiques to national chains, you are sure to find something to love. There is also a diverse selection of locally owned
restaurants. From Asian to Southern, the owners and chefs put their heart and soul into providing delicious menus of food and drinks. Along with great food, you also get the welcoming spirit of the neighborhood, staff and owners.
During your stay, be sure to visit Peachtree City’s new brewery. Line Creek Brewing Company is a newcomer to the craft beer scene in the Atlanta Metro Area. Located in Peachtree City, the brewery is quickly gaining popularity in the southeast and around the world. Head brew master Jason Carroll left his position in Ireland’s best Microbrewery, The Franciscan Well, and relocated (with his dog, Lucy) to Peachtree City. Line Creek is open Wednesday thru Sunday and serves as a hub of activity for live music, food trucks, and game watching. The outdoor fire pits offer the perfect setting for laid back, cozy days.
Recreational activities are in abundance in Peachtree City. Within a 5 minute golf cart ride from your hotel, play golf at one of 3 private courses, or tennis at Peachtree City’s USTA Tennis Center. Peachtree City is also a Geocachers paradise. Use GPS technology to find hundreds of hidden caches. Geocaching is fun, easy, and best of all – FREE!
A concert under the stars is another favorite thing to do in Peachtree City! Nestled in the pines and located in the heart of the city, the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater is a summer hot spot among locals and visitors. ‘The Fred’, a 2500 seat outdoor amphitheater, has been a home to international touring acts like Steve Miller, Foreigner, and Gladys Knight.

In Peachtree City you’ll find a community with big ideas and big hearts, a place where Southern hospitality meets resort style living, a town that invites you to learn how much better life can be at 15 mph.