3 Awesome Places to Visit in the Southeast

The Southeast is made up of 12 states, including Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, and Arkansas. The region is known for its mild, humid climate with hot summers and short winters, with everything from beautiful coastal beaches, the lush everglades, and exciting cities to amusement parks.

With such a large and diverse area to explore, it’s hard to narrow it down to three, but these are some of the most awesome places to visit if you have to choose just a few.

3 Awesome Places to Visit in the Southeast

Nashville, Tennessee

With so much to see and do, you might want to plan a visit to tour the Nashville houses for sale while enjoying some of its many offerings. It’s one of the top cities when it comes to music, with lots to explore, including the Grand Ole Opry, the radio show that put the city on the map and helped it earn its reputation as the world’s country music capital. Visitors can walk across the stage, listen to stories about music legends, view photos of past performances and catch a show, with many big-name artists performing here. At the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the largest of its kind in the world, one can explore rotating exhibits that showcase the legends of country music from the past through today. There are lots of fantastic artifacts, too, including the gold Cadillac limo used by Elvis Presley. When it comes to music venues for enjoying live tunes, the options are nearly endless here, with much more than country, from alternative and classic rock to jazz and R&B.

Visitors can also stroll through beautiful botanic gardens, learn about science in an interactive way at the Adventure Science Center, and discover the past. Guided tours are available at Andrew’s Hermitage, a national historic landmark, while the 1853 Greek Revival Belle Meade Plantation provides a glimpse of the Civil War era with guides dressed in period costumes – you’ll even see bullet holes from the war.

New Orleans, Louisiana

3 Awesome Places to Visit in the Southeast

“The Big Easy” has long been a favorite tourist destination, renowned for its music scene, Cajun fare, grand mansions, rich history, and Mardi Gras celebration. Some of the tourist hotspots include Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, Frenchman Street with its many music venues, and Cafe Du Monde for tasty beignets. City Park is sprawled over 1,300 acres and is one of the country’s oldest parks, an attraction since 1854 with iconic oak trees and magnificent moss canopies, with scenic trails, themed gardens, scenic walking paths, an amusement park, and even live concerts. Visitors can also take a guided tour of Louis Cemetery No. 1, the city’s oldest cemetery with crumbling above-ground graves dating back to 1789. It’s one of the most famous and allegedly haunted in the U.S. Some well-known figures are here, including voodoo queen Marie Laveau.

Miami, Florida

3 Awesome Places to Visit in the Southeast

Miami is hot in more than one way, it’s not only renowned as a place to enjoy pristine white sands, clear turquoise waters, and swaying palms, but it has an incredible food scene thanks to its diverse, multicultural population, including lots of authentic Cuban cuisine. Enjoy celebrity spotting and dancing til nearly dawn, with the clubs here open until 4 a.m. South Beach has a beautiful Art Deco district for history and architectural enthusiasts, and you’ll find endless opportunities for shopping too.

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