Hipmunk Hotels: The Best Stays in the Deep South

It’s definitely safe to say that the Deep South of America is an area rich in culture, history, arts, and attractions. With each city offering something different for visitors, this fun-filled region appeals to each and every type of tourist.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

As the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is renowned for its historical attractions and conveniently central location, close to cities like New Orleans and Lafayette. Visitors can enjoy the lively blues and jazz music scene, after taking a trip to the Louisiana State Museum. Head to the Shaw Center for the Arts, and catch a glimpse into 19th century Louisiana life at the LSU Rural Life Museum. The Holiday Inn Hotel is just a 15 minute drive from Louisiana State University, and the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is even closer.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Photo on Flickr by Ken Lund / CC BY-SA 2.0

Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is situated perfectly in North Carolina’s stunning Blue Ridge Mountains and Asheville is well-known for its vibrant arts scene and natural attractions. There is definitely something for everyone in this unique southern city. Start your day by visiting the historic Biltmore Estate, spend the afternoon shopping at Asheville Mall, and enjoy a walk around the Botanical Gardens. The Red Roof Inn is a great hotel option if you’d like to be within close proximity to all the attractions, whereas the Inn on Biltmore Estate is ideal if you’d like to rest and relax during your stay.

Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina: Photo on Flickr by Doug Kerr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Virginia Beach, Virginia

The longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach stretches for a whopping 30 miles. If you’re looking for a jam-packed, vibrant place to visit in the Deep South, then you’ll be spoilt for choice in this beach gem of a city. Spend the day on Virginia Beach Oceanfront, or head to Thoroughgood House, an 18th Century colonial home that’s still intact. The Ocean Key Resort sits on the south side of the beach, and provides guests with unbeatable views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Westin, however, is in the city center, in Virginia Beach’s tallest building.

Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach: Photo on Flickr by Jason Pratt / CC BY 2.0

Daytona Beach, Florida

If you’re looking for that perfect beach getaway in the Deep South, then you’ll certainly spend some ecstatic days in Florida’s Daytona Beach. Known for the Daytona International Speedway, there’s so much to do here for all types of tourists. Take the kids to the Daytona Lagoon, a water park with laser-tag and go-karting, or watch a concert at the Daytona Beach Bandshell. The affordable Nautilus Inn provides a stunning view of the ocean, and the Royal Floridian Resort is just a 10 minute drive to the Boardwork Amusement Area.

Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach: Photo on Flickr by inazakira / CC BY-SA 2.0

Greensboro, North Carolina

The third most populated city in North Carolina, Greensboro is renowned for its Science Center and Children’s Museum. Often overlooked for other cities in the Deep South, there is surprisingly lots to see and do in this hidden gem. Spend a day at the Wet ‘n Wild Water Park, or visit the Blandwood Mansion and Gardens. Stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton, just a 5-minute drive from Greensboro Coliseum.

Newbridge Bank Park Gainsboro North Carolina
Newbridge Bank Park, Gainsboro: Photo on Flickr by Charles Smith / CC BY-SA 2.0

About Lauren Davidson

Since 2013, Lauren has been writing for various travel and lifestyle websites. Her first piece of writing was a travel guide on the Algarve region of Portugal, where she lived for over a year. Currently residing in Sheffield, England, she is studying Journalism and has a blog at www.natteringblonde.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @Lozikinz.

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