The Great American Summer Vacation
Highlights Along the MississippiMemphis, Tennessee
Elvis is King in Graceland, his memory lives on so be sure to pay a visit to the popular mansion. Stroll along Beale Street to experience nightlife and hear live music in the town considered to be both the Home of the Blues as well as the Birthplace of Rock-N-Roll. The Memphis Zoo has been named one of the best in the country and the National Civil Rights Museum is not to be missed.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Visit the world-famous French Quarter, dine on Creole and Cajun classics, let the good times roll in The Big Easy, as it’s often called as a testament to the slower, simpler, easy-going way of life in. Much more than Mardi Gras and museums, New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, boasts a culture and charm all its own.
Older than New Orleans and boasting more antebellum homes than anywhere else in the Southern United States, Natchez is a pure delight. Experience local Southern charm as you walk along the cobblestone streets amid the Spanish moss-draped oaks and beautiful gardens as you tour this historic city.
St Louis, Missouri
From its iconic 630-foot tall Gateway Arch to the many gardens, museums and vibrant nightlife offerings, St Louis is an easy city to explore. Forest Park—one of the largest urban parks in the United States—was home to the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition and The St. Louis World’s Fair. Visit the Clydesdales near the Anheuser-Busch brewery or simply explore the boutiques and cafes along the riverfront.
Discover Mississippi antiques and collectables in historic city shops and explore the Southern folk art galleries. Visit the site of the American Civil War Battle victory that, along with the Siege of Port Hudson in Louisiana, gave the United States control of the Mississippi River. The Vicksburg National Military Park includes 1,370 monuments, a virtual exhibit, a restored Union gunboat, and 17,077 graves of Civil War soldiers.