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America's Deep South Overview
- 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Visit North America's south, travelling from Atlanta to Memphis and New Orleans
America’s deep south – a place that’s a little bit rock and roll, a little bit country but smooth enough to cater to any taste. From bourbon to jazz, the south is an eclectic, invigorating mixture of home-grown culture and diverse influences – from the Afro-American blues of Memphis to The Big Easy’s delicious Creole-inspired cuisine. So whether you fancy the toe-tapping vibes of Nashville, a glimpse of the mighty Mississippi or the blue skies of Alabama - hoe down to the land of Dixie and discover a place that's full of sun, surprises and, most of all, a truckload of fun.
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Known as the New York of the South, Atlanta is big city with a wide range of parks, museums, restaurants and bars to explore. The undisputed capital of country music, Nashville is home to the famous Wildhorse Saloon and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Memphis is the home of the Blues. Its traditional music clubs were made famous by legends such as Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters and B.B. King.
Regarded by many as the birthplace of the Blues, Clarksdale's musical history boasts the likes of Sam Cooke, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Son House.
The original capital of the Mississippi Territory, Natchez was at the heart of the slave trade and birthplace of the Mississippi Riverboat.
Located deep in the Mississippi Delta, Lafayette is home to Angelle's Whiskey River Landing - a great place to enjoy a cold beer and enjoy the live Cajun music.
Known as the 'Big Easy', an eclectic mix of European, Creole and Cajun culture is clearly evident in every aspect of New Orleans's architecture, cuisine and vibrant music scene.
The primary site of the Civil Rights Movement, Birmingham was where Dr Martin Luther King Jr began his campaign of civil disobedience. Today it's home to a museum documenting the movement and its struggles.
The modern-day metropolis of Atlanta is home to world-class attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, the CNN Centre and the World of Coca-Cola.
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