Off-Roading & Hiking Southwest National Parks
A holiday to USA’s South Coast is an exciting adventure filled with food, fun and sun.
In this 11-day road trip you will see where America’s civil rights history took place in Montgomery, experience sun on the beach in Gulf Shores and party in Mobile and New Orleans. This road trip from Atlanta takes you to the Southern Coast to the sun, excitement and history of America.
When to Visit the Deep South
We suggest the USA Winter or Spring / Fall would offer the best temperatures. In the Deep South, summer isvery hot and humid, which can make for an uncomfortable trip
Want to see Mardi Gras festivities, these vary in timing as they change every year. It usually falls somewhere in February or March.
If you’re not interested in Mardi Gras, it’s best to avoid cities that celebrate it during this time, particularly places like New Orleans, Mobile and Baton Rouge, as accommodations will be both expensive and hard to find.
What to Eat in the Deep South
Don’t come to the Deep South and expect to lose weight. Portions are large and the food is definitely waist expanding.
Gumbo – A soup which can be made with seafood or meat and is either cajun or creole in style
Jambalaya – A rice dish with a mix of meats, usually including smokey sausage
Fried Chicken – an absolute must-try when journeying through the south. Not what you are used to in Australia.
BBQ – the origins of BBQ are definitely in the south. Different regions have different BBQ sauce styles, with the classic meat being pork.
Grits – Served generally as an accompaniment, they are made from ground corn which is boiled. Tastier than they sound!
- 11 Days car hire
- Atlanta: 1 Night
- Montgomery: 3 Nights
- Gulf Shores: 2 Nights
- New Orleans: 1 Night
- Mobile: 2 Nights
- Bayou La Batre, the shrimping village in the movie Forrest Gump
- Dauphin Island