Updated: Oct 29
There is so much charm and hospitality to be found across the Southern United States. With so many charming towns and places to explore, let’s help you get insprired with the best weekend getaways in the South.
Below I share my favorite places + the top three things to do while in each city. I hope you enjoy these places as much as I did! I’ve gotten to travel all across the south and compiled this list off my favorite spots for you.
Perfect for those who love spicy food, live music, and architecture.
Live music with beignets
Perfect for those looking to get away from the big city and into nature. There are a lot of fabulous weekend getaways in Texas to consider!
hang out in Fredericksburg
swimming at Jacob’s Well
Perfect for those who love seafood, history, and charming parks.
Wormsloe Historic Park
Perfect for the beach and nature lover.
Currituck Beach (wild horses)
Perfect for the country music and fried chicken fan.
Live music on Broadway
6. Richmond, VA
Perfect for those who want to get away to a small city with lots of charm and great beer.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
Perfect for the history buff who also wants a day at the beach.
Charleston City Market
Perfect for those that love the mountains, waterfalls, and a good beer along with it.
River Arts District
Omni Grove Park Inn
Perfect for those that want a relax paced city vibe and great Mexican food!
Natural Bridge Caverns
10. Alexandria, VA
Perfect for those who love crabs and want to learn about the origins of the United States.
Black History Museum
Perfect for the beach lover who still wants to be in a city.
12. Atlanta, GA
Perfect for those looking for a vibrant music scene, plenty of awesome food, and an up-and-coming vibe.
World of Coca-Cola
Right near Shenandoah National Park and close by to many beautiful wineries, Charlottesville makes an incredible weekend getaway in the south.
14. Durham, NC
Located in North Carolina, Durham has some great spots you'll want to check out while there.
Nasher Art Museum
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Hang out at American Tabacco Company
15. St. Augustine, FL
Known as the first city in America, St. Augustine is a cute and tropical weekend getaway with a little bit of everything.
See Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Walk St. George St.
Head to the beach
I hope you’ll consider visiting some of these towns and cities! They are truly some of the best getaways in the South.