Best Places to Stay on Your Southern Road Trip

If you’ve never been to the American south, then you need to get in your car and take a road trip. Make three iconic southern cities your major stops, and you’ll find lots of other excitement along the way. Each of these cities offers a different perspective on the southern region of the United States, and each city has its own distinct personality and flavor. Choose the perfect hotel that puts you near the sites you want to see most.

Savannah, GA

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The first stop on your southern road trip is gorgeous Savannah, Georgia. Drive into a historical city with brick streets lined with live oaks and Spanish moss, where you can see antebellum architecture sweeping from block to block. Every few blocks you’ll encounter a city park, many of which feature statues or fountains to commemorate an important figure from history.

Some excellent hotel options await you if you want to stay in a hotel in Savannah’s famed historic district. The Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District, Quality Inn Savannah Historic District, and Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District all put you just a few blocks from River Street. You’ll be within walking distance of many of the best parts of the historic district. The famed Forsyth Park is an extremely short drive away.

New Orleans, LA

Your next stop? NOLA. New Orleans needs no introduction. Hot and historic, New Orleans is a gorgeous blend of culture, music, and architecture. If you want to stay in the center of it all, choose hotels in the French Quarter. The Omni Royal Orleans Hotel and Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter will put you right by the party that is Bourbon Street. Or, be adjacent to but not directly in the French Quarter when you choose The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery.

Other parts of New Orleans are equally as beautiful and historical, even if they’re slightly less known. The Garden District is a beautiful area of the city featuring gorgeous old houses and fantastic walking opportunities. Stay there at the Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District for a quiet but beautiful time.

Austin, TX

From New Orleans, head to Austin, Texas. Austin is a little bit southern and a little bit hipster. It’s the kind of place where you can find fabulous food trucks and great musical nightlife. Pick a hotel right near the Rainey Street Historic District and the river by booking a room at the Hyatt Regency Austin.

Other great hotel deals you can choose if you want to stay centrally in Austin include the W Austin, the Hyatt Place Austin Downtown, and the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Austin. Craving boutique accommodations? Hotel Ella is in Judge’s Hill and offers a historical feel with top-notch amenities.

This road trip could last you a week or more, depending on how long you want to stay in each city. Book a comfy hotel in each location and immerse yourself in the cultural majesty these cities have to offer. From the moss covered trees of Savannah to the live music scenes in NOLA and Austin, you’ll have a grand adventure.