Top Ten Spring Activities in the South

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Visit the Biltmore House

Explore the largest privately owned home in the United States and its beautiful grounds. Located in Asheville, N.C., the estate was built in the 1890s by America’s legendary Vanderbilt family.

See Live Bluegrass Music

Asheville, North Carolina is a small city in the mountains with great music, shopping, and dining. Head to Pack Square to see bluegrass musicians playing on the street.

Hike Where “The Hunger Games” Was Filmed

Take a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains to explore DuPont State Recreational Forest in North Carolina, and see the places where some of your favorite scenes were created.

Eat Soft-Shell Crab

Taste this special seasonal seafood at the Soft Shell Crab Festival in Port Royal, South Carolina. Enjoy a craft fair, classic-car show, live music, and soft-shell crab prepared by local chefs.

Tour Historic Homes in Charleston, South Carolina

The Festival of Houses and Gardens offers a unique opportunity to tour the private houses and gardens of some of American’s most beautiful historic residences, some dating to the 18th century.

Try Cheerwine

This unique cherry-flavored soft drink is hard to find outside of the Carolinas. Enjoy it while you can!

Visit the High Museum of Art

If you find yourself in Atlanta, Georgia spend a day at the High Museum of Art. Explore a history of art in paintings, photography and sculpture. There are a variety of collections and exhibitions on display seasonally.

Salute Elvis in Graceland

The Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, was the castle of America’s King of rock ’n’ roll. Tour the property, listen to his music, see the famous Jungle Room, and pay respects at his grave.

Watch the Kentucky Derby

On the first Saturday in May, thoroughbred horses race in the annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Meet the contenders, watch the event on TV, or see it live. You won’t want to miss “the most exciting two minutes in sports.”

Tour the Coca-Cola Headquarters

Coke is one of the most famous drinks in the world. Take a tour at the Coca-Cola headquarters in Georgia, which includes a 4D movie, the bottling process, and a glimpse of the vault that holds Coke’s secret formula. 


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