If you’ve never been to the Hawkeye State, you may not be aware of the wide variety of things to see and do. From museums and entertainment to outdoor pursuits and historic landmarks, you’re in for a midwestern adventure to remember.
It’s no secret that Nashville is one of the most fun cities to visit in America. Whether you’re a fan of country music or not, Music City is a place for everyone and anyone who appreciates history, who loves music, a cold drink and a great time. There are plenty of things to do around Nashville, but when you’re walking down the famous Broadway Strip, also known as downtown, you’ll easily feel overwhelmed with the amount of honkytonks and attractions to choose from. Take a look at some of our favorite things to do and places to go while taking a stroll down Broadway.
This is the month in which we celebrate Presidents Day, due to the fact that both Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays are in February. When you drive the nation, you have many opportunities to visit presidential homes, from the most famous to the somewhat obscure. Here are some favorites:
You don’t need to be a fan of the founding fathers, or even a huge history buff, to appreciate a visit to the Mount Vernon estate. George Washington’s former homestead, located just south of Washington D.C. in Virginia, boasts a museum, gardens, farm, and even the tomb of our first president. Of course, that’s all in addition to the actual house. Well, “house” might be a bit of an understatement. It’s a stately mansion of 21 rooms and more than 11,000 square feet.
The USA has a fantastic array of libraries, big and small, public and academic, for you to explore. Whether you go to see their general collection of books, to visit the rare books and manuscripts they contain, or to ogle the stunning architecture, these libraries are great destinations for you as you drive the nation.
If your travels lead you to the Volunteer State, be sure to set aside some time to explore beautiful Chattanooga. Set along the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the city features sweeping views and myriad family-friendly attractions.
Did you know the name “Chattanooga” comes from the Creek Indian word for “rock coming to a point”? As you plan your trip to this scenic city, we invite you to make it a point to visit DTN’s favorite Chattanooga attractions.
You may know it as the home of the Kentucky Derby, but there’s so much more to Louisville, Kentucky than fascinators and mint juleps. This southern locale oozes charm, character, and classic hospitality. Even if you only have a day or two to spare, it pays to take your time getting to know all that it has to offer.
Birmingham, Alabama is one of the hippest cities in the South. Home to a number of local colleges and universities, a vibrant nightlife, and great shopping it’s the perfect place to have a little fun and get away from it all.
For those interested in history, Birmingham is home to a number of important sites and museums dedicated to the civil rights movement as well.
There is truly something for everyone in this little Southern gem known as the “Magic City”. So let’s take a look at what you can find on your next trip to Birmingham.