Legendary Route 66

Explore over ten iconic Route 66 destinations in Springfield, Illinois. Try a famous cozy dog from the Cozy Dog Drive In, a classic Route 66 diner. Take A selfie with the Lauterbach Giant and in front of Mahan’s Filling Station. Spend an evening under the starts at the Route 66 Twin Drive-In Theater. Stay a while and visit all of Springfield’s world-class Mother Road attractions! Learn more at: visitspringfieldillinois.com

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!

Run The Rails in Ely, Nevada

Railroads are an iconic part the early west. As copper mining grew in White Pine County so did the importance of the trains. The Nevada Northern Railway was started in 1905 to complete a rail link from the transcontinental railroad to open up one of the largest copper discoveries on the continent. Now the most well preserved trainyard in the west, The Nevada Northern Railway National Historic Landmark is a place where time stopped. When you visit, you can immerse yourself in railroad history as you tour the train yard, ride the train, sleep in a caboose, or even drive the train with the “Be The Engineer Program”. Located in Ely, Nevada, this historic mountain town offers year-round charm, major events, unique arts and history, and the best outdoor recreation in the state. Get more of the story by making a trip to the White Pine Public Museum and McGill Drug Store. Make sure to budget time to visit nearby Great Basin National Park and Lehman Caves, Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park, and Cave Lake State Park. When your day of exploration is complete, downtown Ely is host to many restaurants, art galleries, murals, and retail stores.

May 10, 2019 – Join us at Nevada Northern Railway for the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the driving of the golden and silver spikes connecting the Transcontinental Railroad. There will be special train rides, a story telling festival, music by the Bar D Band, and other events going on all day. While you are here, make sure to explore more of White Pine County.To get more information www.ElyNevada.net

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.

A Romantic Weekend in Clarksville, Tennessee

Be swept away for a romantic weekend in Clarksville, Tennessee. Begin your morning with brunch at Silke’s Old World Bakery and enjoy delectable German pastries, breads, charcuterie boards, pizzas, tasty treats, and more. After brunch take a bike ride around town or stroll along the scenic Cumberland River Walk. Tantalize your senses next with award-winning wine tastings and a tour of the beautiful Beachaven Vineyards & Winery. You can even experience Jazz on the Lawn at Beachhaven on Select Saturdays for Jazz and wine under the stars. If Jazz and wine isn’t your thing there are plenty of other romantic activities and places to enjoy spending time with your loved one all around Clarksville, Tennessee. Take a look at the itinerary to help plan your perfect romance filled weekend.

Great Rivers, Routes & Detours

Located just minutes from St. Louis you’ll find two well-known driving routes that offer one-of-a-kind attractions, scenic beauty and more! Your great American Road Trip includes Route 66 with all its quirky and quaint nostalgia and the Great River Road, one of the most scenic routes in the State of Illinois!