With impactful musical history, the Civil Rights Trail, nine national parks, and “The Happiest Place On Earth,” the South makes for an ideal family road trip. Its expansiveness lends itself to learning opportunities, fun pit stops, and great views no matter the time of year—but it can get hot and humid during the summer months, and the region can experience hurricanes, so plan your road trip accordingly.
Top road trips in the South
A collection of our favorite road trips to take in the South
Best road trips in Florida
Best road trips in Georgia
Best road trips in Louisiana
Behind the Big House: Louisiana’s Whitney Plantation Museum tells the real stories of enslaved laborers
UFOs, Elvis, and truckloads of junk: Abita Mystery House draws the curious to southeastern Louisiana
Best road trips in North Carolina
Best road trips in South Carolina
Finding solace in the old-growth forest of Congaree, one of the least-visited national parks in the U.S.
South Carolina's Gullah culture carries on its West African heritage through crafts, folktales, and music
Saved by The Great Skedaddle: Once a year, Beaufort shows off its most spectacular mansions to the public
Best road trips in Tennessee
Best road trips in Virginia
Best road trips in West Virginia
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