America’s deep South is an area full of rich history, tempting food, great music, and fantastic beaches. If you are looking to book your next well-deserved break, then why not consider visiting this charming part of the U.S. either on your own, with a loved one, or with your family? With so many destinations to offer, below is a selection of some of the more appealing options to help you make up your mind.


The city of Mobile in Alabama was once called the Paris of the South due to it being the cultural center of the Gulf Coast. Visitors can find museums showcasing the local history, art, military, and even scientific contributions and developments. The main annual event, however, is the famous Mardi Gras celebration complete with colorful floats of fire-breathing dragons and other fantastic costumes and displays. Hotels in Mobile are very affordable and there is a good choice of different hotel styles.

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale in the state of Florida is known for its fantastic beaches and numerous boating canals which earned it the nickname ‘the Venice of America.’ Situated by the exotic Everglades, visitors can explore these fascinating waters on an air boat. Being such a popular tourist destination, Fort Lauderdale also has a wide array of hotels that suit all needs and budgets, from the cheap and cheerful to the more luxurious accommodation options.

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Panama City

With 27 miles of beaches and over 100 beach access points, Panama City in Florida is the perfect holiday destination for beach lovers. However, hiking and biking lovers won’t be disappointed either as Panama City is home to two state parks and miles of varied hiking and biking trails. There is a wide range of cheap hotel options available in this sunny seaside city, so visitors really will be spoiled for choice.


Dunwoody is a city located in the U.S. state of Georgia, known for its great shopping facilities and a large selection of tempting restaurants. There is also a growing arts and culture scene, meaning visitors can make the most of the wide choice of theatre performances and museums such as the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Center for Puppetry Arts, or the High Museum of Art. Lodging options are much cheaper than in nearby Atlanta, perfect for those on a tighter budget including those with families.


Lafayette is a historic city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. It is well-known for its good Southern food and the many festivals throughout the year. Those visitors that are a little more adventurous can take part in a swamp tour to learn more about the local flora, fauna, and wildlife. The selection of budget-friendly hotels is broad and varied, so a visit to Lafayette won’t cost a fortune either.

As you can see, America’s deep South is an ideal part of the U.S. for your next well-deserved break. So go on, I know you have been longing to take a holiday for a while now.


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Tammy & Chris are a couple hailing from Germany and England, meaning between them they are efficient and polite, but unable to talk about football. Find out why they stopped pushing pens around the British civil service to travel the world on their blog.

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