Southern Charm – Southern Vacation Attractions
Sometimes the best vacation locations are secret places, safe in the hands of the locals who have chosen to build their lives there. This spring, instead of hitting the typical, high-energy city locations, give yourself a true break and disappear into the rest and warmth of the South. You may never have heard of Charleston, South Carolina, or Troy, Alabama, but you’re always welcome there. The locals say, “Join us for a day… you’ll want to stay for a lifetime.” If you’re concerned about an absence of fast-paced activities to keep yourself, your spouse, and the kids entertained,
have no fear. With a little creativity, you can have your relaxing vacation and the fun your family needs.
The Charms of Troy
Troy offers small-town charm and some great slow-paced activities to get out and enjoy the sunshine. With a variety of antique shops and the sweet, historic city square, take a few hours to chat with the locals and see what the town has to offer. Check out the city’s museums, including the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, the Troy Pike Cultural Arts Center, Conecuh. If you time your trip right, you can arrive during the famous TroyFest, a premier fine art and craft festival, which draws upwards of 10,000 people to downtown Troy to celebrate the arts. A wonderful selection of art, food, entertainment and activities are offered for people of all ages, including a local song-writers competition.
Enjoy Your Surroundings
Keep your relaxing vacation in Troy, but venture out a couple of times to nearby Montgomery, which is less than an hour’s drive away. Montgomery boasts an excellent nightlife for you and your spouse, and many attractions your kids will enjoy as well.
Enjoy the Vittles
On your way out of Troy, Alabama and as you head into Georgia and South Carolina, be sure to enjoy delicious southern meals wherever you are. Traditional Southern meals are pan-fried chicken, black-eyed peas, collard greens, mustard greens, mashed potatoes, cornbread, sweet tea, and pies or cobblers. Throw your diet out the window for your vacation and truly experience what this region has to offer. With full breakfasts, hearty dinners, and luscious desserts, you won’t regret the few extra calories. Southerners know how to cook — and their hospitality will make any dining experience fantastic.