Southeast Family Vacations

Most Popular Southeast Family Vacations

Asheville, N.C.

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When my dad and stepmom retired, we became one lucky family, as they chose a mountain retreat that’s popular for families: Asheville, N.C. In days…

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Atlanta, GA

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When I moved to Atlanta in the mid-90s, I was leaving behind the beaches of Florida and the culture and history of Boston; I didn't…

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Baton Rouge, LA

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Many families know Baton Rouge, like the entire state of Louisiana, is home to some of the world’s best food, a distinctive musical sound that…

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Biloxi, MS

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Biloxi, Mississippi has been labeled one of the country’s oldest communities since it was settled by French settlers in 1699. But the area served as…

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Birmingham, AL

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The largest city in Alabama, Birmingham offers a wealth of family-friendly activities, from historic sites and hands-on museums to beautiful green spaces and an interactive…

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Callaway Gardens, GA

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When Cason J. Callaway and his wife, Virginia, started turning their undeveloped property in Pine Mountain, Georgia, into a beautiful garden to share with family…

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Charleston, S.C.

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Founded in 1670 as Charles Town, after King Charles II, Charleston, S.C. is a southern city steeped in history and good, old-fashioned southern charm. Walking…

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Charlotte, NC

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A jewel of a travel experience awaits your family in the Southeast and, nope, it isn’t Atlanta or Orlando. Charlotte, North Carolina -- gaining on…

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Chattanooga, TN

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Chattanooga Family Vacations

Families love visiting Chattanooga, Tennessee, with a fun-packed downtown area that’s bordered by beautiful views and attractions located on Lookout Mountain (from which you can…

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Corolla, N.C.

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The remote northern tip of the Outer Banks was kept away from visitors until 1984, when North Carolina extended NC 12 into Corolla and the…

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Dollywood, TN

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Dollywood Family Vacation

Dollywood is a world-class theme park destination that combines thrilling rides and water parks, with a wide variety of cultural opportunities for both large and…

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Duck, N.C.

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The Town of Duck is one of the Outer Banks northernmost communities, with some of the narrowest stretches of the barrier islands, and also one…

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Fayetteville, AR

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While Fayetteville, Arkansas is well-known as the home of the University of Arkansas, there’s much more to this city than its reputation as a college…

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Folly Beach, SC

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Just 15 miles south of Charleston is 12 square miles of beautiful oceanfront known as Folly Beach, South Carolina. Nestled between the Folly River and…

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Gatlinburg, TN

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Gatlinburg Family Vacation

If you're planning a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, plan to spend some time in Gatlinburg, too. You may even want to stay…

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Great Smoky Mountains Family Vacation

The most visited national park in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park receives nine million visitors a year. And there must be at…

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Gulf Shores, AL

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Alabama Gulf Shores Family Vacation

Boasting 32 miles of wide, unspoiled sugar-white sandy beaches along with a delightful abundance of water sports, kid-friendly entertainment, and a friendly climate of genuine…

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Gulfport, MS

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Located in Harrison County on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, the city of Gulfport was incorporated in 1898. Shortly thereafter, work began on the harbor at the…

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Hatteras Island, N.C.

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Hatteras Island, in the Southern part of the Outer Banks, is at the center of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a 72-mile stretch of the…

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Hilton Head, S.C.

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Maybe it's the 12 miles of uninterrupted white sand beaches; maybe it's the endless (truly) opportunities for tennis and golf; or perhaps it's that you…

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Hot Springs, AR

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Hot Springs, Arkansas, offers families a vacation unlike any other city; after all, how many cities can say they ARE a national park? People have…

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Huntsville, AL

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Originally named Twickenham when it was settled in 1805, Huntsville was renamed in 1811 to honor its first settler, John Hunt. Although the city originally…

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Isle of Palms, S.C.

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The Isle of Palms in South Carolina is a private beachfront area made up of nearly 3,000 acres. It encompasses Sullivan's Island, Breach Inlet, the…

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Jekyll Island, GA

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One of the Golden Isles' southernmost islands is Jekyll Island, not far from the Florida border. A sleepy little destination that is a National Park,…

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Kiawah Island, SC

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Kiawah Island is actually a private resort island destination. The entire island is home to a collection of vacation rental and resort accommodations sharing activities,…

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Kill Devil Hills, N.C.

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Despite its unusual name, Kill Devil Hills is a gorgeous family destination set in the middle of the Outer Banks Northern Beaches. More commercial than…

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Kitty Hawk, N.C.

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Located in the northern part of the Outer Banks, the Town of Kitty Hawk is most widely known for being the site of Orville and…

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Knoxville, TN

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Knoxville, Tennessee is known for being home of the University of Tennessee, bordering the Smoky Mountain National Park, housing many unique museums, and hosting a…

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Lafayette, LA

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Located in Southern Louisiana, Lafayette is situated about an hour south of Baton Rouge and two hours west of New Orleans. Families could easily make…

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Lake Charles, LA

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What’s a nice town to do if she sits geographically between two A-list travel spots: the zillion-things-to-do Lone Star State and New Orleans with her…

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Lake Lanier Islands, GA

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In 1950, construction began on Lake Sidney Lanier, a manmade lake that encompassed 50,000 acres of land and displaced 700 families. In fact, under the…

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Little Rock, AR

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From down-home cooking to the long-time home of the 42nd President of the United States, Little Rock, Ark. is known for its welcoming southern charm…

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Memphis, TN

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Memphis may be the home of the Blues (first penned here by W. C. Handy and still celebrated in the many clubs lining Beale Street),…

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Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Myrtle Beach Family Vacation

It's all about beaches, sun and southern hospitality in Myrtle Beach -- and golf, of course. Myrtle Beach, known as the "Seaside Golf Capital of…

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Nags Head, N.C.

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People flock to Nags Head, the largest in the Outer Banks, to visit Jockey's Ridge State Park, the tallest natural sand dune system in the…

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Nashville, TN

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Nashville Tennessee Family Vacations

As the birthplace of the Grand Ole Opry (the longest-running radio show in the world), Nashville is as renowned for being the capital of country…

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New Orleans, LA

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New Orleans, home of saucy Creole cuisine, armies of jazz musicians and very old, historic neighborhoods, has made an impressive comeback since Hurricane Katrina. The…

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Orange Beach, AL

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Yes, Alabama has beaches! Situated on the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama's Gulf Shores are a family vacation destination through and through. Located within the Gulf…

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Outer Banks, N.C.

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The beach: Who can resist it with its warm sand, hot sun, buoyant salt water and, of course, a great book? But for some, those…

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Pigeon Forge, TN

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Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, the most popular Tennessee gateways to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, connect like a string of brightly colored pop-beads, which…

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Roanoke Island, N.C.

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While some prefer the beaches of Outer Banks -- a given! -- my favorite area is Roanoke Island and the town of Manteo due to…

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Savannah & Golden Isles, GA

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Savannah began her reign in the South as one of the most beautiful and charming cities when General Oglethorpe arrived and claimed a colony in…

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Sevierville, TN

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Sevierville is most popular for the Tanger Outlets, but is a good place to stay when visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the neighboring…

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St. Simons Islands

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St. Simons Islands Georgia Family Vacations

Of the most popular islands to visit are St. Simons, Little St. Simons and Sea Island, which is a private island only accessible by driving…

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Stone Mountain Park, GA

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What started as a quarrying industry in the 1860's has now evolved into the State of Georgia's most popular attraction: Stone Mountain Park. Of course,…

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Tybee Island, GA

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Georgia's coastline begins with Tybee Island. Just a five-mile stretch of beach, Tybee, which is Native American for "salt," is a 20-minute drive due east…

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Wilmington, N.C.

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Wilmington, North Carolina is the anchor community of the Cape Fear peninsula, which is not as scary as the name sounds. When Europeans first began…

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Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

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Many people make the mistake of thinking that Wrightsville Beach is named for the Wright Brothers who mastered the science of human flight on another…

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