USA:-Southern-belles-and-sultry-nights

1-2,Charlotte

Visit “Queen City’ in the autumn to attend the Carolina Renaissance Festival, one of the largest of its kind in the USA. There’s an arts and crafts fair, marketplace and circus show as well as jousting, falconry and a delicious array of food. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is the city’s must-see attraction, housing over two thousand animal species.

3h12m to Charleston

0h50m to Charleston

18h21m to Charleston

3-4,Charleston

Get a feel for Charleston’s elegance and long history by taking a carriage ride through the Historic District and view magnificent, historic homes and churches. Continue your journey at Boone Hall Plantation, a working plantation featuring original slave cabins and home to the famous Avenue of Oaks.

1h56m to Savannah

0h50m to Charleston

2h59m to Savannah

5-6,Savannah

Get to know Savannah’s squares with a walking tour of this charming city’s historic district. Each has its own character; all of them share the love of a good story and centuries-old oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. There are numerous galleries, cafes and boutiques hoping to distract and detain the casual passer-by, but make time for a wander along the river front area when you can drag yourself away.

1h28m to Jekyll Island

0h50m to Charleston

2h59m to Savannah

7-8,St Augustine

Founded in 1565 by the Spanish and thought to be one of the oldest settlements in the USA, Florida’s St. Augustine was turned into a winter resort by Henry Flagler. Its Spanish colonial-era buildings and 19tth Century architecture attract many visitors to this historic city. An absolute must-see is Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth.

4h37m to Miami

0h50m to Charleston

2h59m to Savannah

9-10,Miami

Plunge into world-famous Miami Beach where you’ll find beachfront hotels, shops, restaurants and people-watching in abundance. Don’t forget to visit the historic Art Deco buildings that line Ocean Drive and the surrounding streets, before venturing further afield to watch the domino players of Little Havana or taking a boat tour to see the expensive mansions that line the city’s waterways.

3h30m to Key West

0h45m to Key West

2h59m to Savannah

11-12,Key West

Have your picture taken beside the Southern Point buoy at the southernmost tip of the USA, in this laid-back island city. An abundance of art galleries await your visit, as does the Ernest Hemmingway house that is home to over forty cats. Dive alongside the beautiful coral reefs, swim with dolphins, go golfing, swimming, fishing or boating, and then relax afterwards at the famed Margaritaville Café.