TRAVELING THE UNITED STATES - PART 3
Guest post by Lauren Feldkamp
The Southeast Highlights
1. Visit Charleston, South Carolina
âA gorgeous southern port city famous for its cobblestone streets, you can pay a visit to Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.
The charming city market is truly a sight to behold, as it takes up over four blocks on the sight of what was once a slave market.
People of all ages will enjoy strolling through the historical Waterfront Park, which offers spectacular views of the Cooper River along with two beautiful fountains.
Be sure to set aside time to visit the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, which boasts train tours and even an on-site petting zoo for the kids!
âOf course, no visit to Charleston is complete without a stop at Magnolias, one of the best restaurants in the city. Here, you will find a sophisticated twist on southern classics such as shrimp and grits and blue crab bisque paired with an impressive wine selection!
2. Visit New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is hands down one of the most charmingly unique cities in the entire United States, if not the world itself. There is a definite energy emanating from the city that you just donât find anywhere else.
If you are a first-time visitor, you must pay a token visit to the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street as well as the beautiful, historic French Quarter, yet there is so much more to experience here aside from the typical tourist attractions.
3. Visit to Savannah, Georgia
One of the most visually appealing cities in the South, Savannah is famous for its historical district which was all but leveled completely during the Civil War.
Forsyth Park is a gorgeous spot to spend a few hours strolling along the pristinely maintained walkways complete with a confederate memorial or pack a good book and spend the afternoon wandering through Bonaventure Cemetery, the oldest burial ground in the city.
âThere are a number of wonderful museums to choose from as well, including the Owen-Thomas House, where you can walk through the original slave quarters or the Wormsloe Historic Site, which features the ruins of a once proud Colonial estate!
4. Visit San Antonio, Texas
This city is famous both for its historical value as well as for its incredible food.
The San Antonio River Walk is an experience unto itself, with a number of wonderful restaurants and quirky shops all set against a gorgeous backdrop.
âFor the true adventurer, pay a visit to the Natural Bridge Caverns, the largest system of underground caves in all of Texas!
âHere you can wander through caverns and experience the thrill of crossing a sixty foot long natural limestone bridge!