By Alex Leviton
65 of the Region's top Trips!
Whether you are a neighborhood searching for a protracted weekend break out, a customer trying to discover otherwise you easily want a few principles while friends and family come to go to, Lonely Planet's journeys sequence bargains the simplest itineraries - and makes it effortless to plot the suitable journey time and again.
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Explore the region with journeys starting from to 8 days, and day journeys from Charleston, New Orleans, Atlanta and more
Local experts proportion their favourite journey rules, together with a bourbon historian's distillery travel and a spot to recollect Martin Luther King, Jr from his daughter
Iconic Trips bankruptcy covers must-do journeys around the sector, from antebellum mansions to Southern cooking
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Com/trip-planner TRIP 44 New Orleans Perfect Po’Boy Quest 54 Pulled Pork & Butt Rubs: Eating in Memphis Return to beginning of chapter TRIP 2 Antebellum South WHY GO The Civil War decimated the South, but several elegant plantation homes built in the 30 years leading up to the war avoided the Union’s fiery wrath. Referred to as antebellum, they not only represent some of the most astounding architecture on American soil, but also offer a glimpse into a bygone era. Many people’s idea of antebellum architecture, whether they realize it or not, is Tara Plantation, the fictional abode of Scarlett O’Hara in Margaret Mitchell’s 1946 novel, Gone with the Wind – but you can only visit that one in your own fantasyland.
Reservations for the tour must be made at the Martin Luther King, Jr National Historic Site Visitor’s Center, home to a small interpretive museum chronicling MLK, Jr, who lays entombed in a watery grave at the nearby King Center. The center also has a fascinating exhibit of MLK, Jr’s personal items. One block away is the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where MLK, Jr was baptized and later preached. The church is the heart and soul of the Sweet Auburn neighborhood, where MLK, Jr grew up. If you get hungry while touring the area, Thelma’s Kitchen does righteous soul food in the former space of one of MLK, Jr’s favorite haunts, the Auburn Ave Rib Shack.
So many of the other memories are joyful – weddings, baptisms, great singing and often laughter, as well as the inspirational sermons. I’m sure those precious memories contributed to me becoming a preacher. It was in Ebenezer’s Heritage Sanctuary where I first preached and was ordained into the gospel ministry. I have also preached on special occasions, like the 25th Commemorative Holiday Service honoring my father. “ “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed,” he wrote.
Carolinas, Georgia and the South Trips by Alex Leviton