Grapevine, TX | Photo courtesy of Alex Butterfield via Flickr
Grapevine, TX | Photo courtesy of Alex Butterfield via Flickr

A visit to the South of the United States offers a bit of everything from rich culture to local music. The mountains, parks, and beaches provide enough to keep your eyes and feet busy during a trip to the South. For those who like to let loose in the evenings, you will love the nightlife. It’s even more exciting when you take advantage of well-located hotels filled to the brim with the region’s world-renowned Southern hospitality.

Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg is a great place to enjoy Tennessee’s eastern forest and mountain range. The Smoky Mountains offer a romantic getaway for couples or people who enjoy active holidays in the great outdoors. The Lodge at Buckberry Creek is one of the best hotels in Gatlinburg that offers a location nestled in the hilly greenery of the town. The rustic, quaint look of the place fits right in with Gatlinburg’s rough mountain terrain. If you wish to take a walk before or after meals, head to the pavilion for its great views over Gatlinburg’s landscape.

Memphis, TN

Memphis is the famed former home of the King, Elvis Presley so the city is sure to have a lively, soulful experience. The Comfort Inn Downtown is the perfect choice if you want a place to stay in Memphis, TN that offers a great view of the Mississippi River. The Comfort Inn is just a few blocks from Beale Street Historical and Graceland, a couple of the most popular attractions in Memphis. You’ll be within easy walking distance to the nightlife, so grab yourself a pair of cowboy boots and head to the nearest hoe-down!

Morgantown, WV

If you like scenic views and the outdoors, then Morgantown is a great under-the-radar spot to visit. Climb Sky Rock at Dorsey’s Knob for a 360-degree panoramic view of the West Virginia landscape. If you prefer something a little more celestial, head to the planetarium and observatory at the local university. For a cozy hotel in Morgantown to get away with your better half, the Lake Manor Bed and Breakfast will make you feel right at home.

Grapevine, TX

Interestingly enough, one of the best things to do in Grapevine, Texas is one of its hotels! The Azalea Plantation is one of DFW’s best kept secrets. Resting in an acre of oak trees, this bed and breakfast offers a beautiful location with the feeling of being lost in the woods. You can explore the plantation, learn about its history, and eat at the top-quality on-site restaurant.

Panama City, FL

When you hear Panama City, you immediately envision sandy shorelines and crystal clear waters. You can spend your days on miles of beaches and your evenings out on the town at sports clubs, beach bars, and more. The Driftwood Lodge is perfect for a family visit to Panama City. The hotel dates back to 1957 and is ideal for family outings and cute couple selfies—the Lodge is just a five-minute walk to Russell-Fields Pier where you can go fishing.

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