For an unforgettable weekend in the Southeast, you can...
see 170,000 cherry trees in spectacular bloom
hear spellbinding tales at the National Storytellers Festival
cheer the Thoroughbreds at the annual steeplechase races
board the Christmas Carol Express for a melody-filled train ride through the Smoky Mountains
Or you can take a riverboat cruise, shop for Appalachian crafts, tour antebellum plantations, visit famous Civil War sites, join the revelers at a gala Mardi Gras celebration, or test your skills on some of the best golf courses in the country. In Away for the WeekendŽ: Southeast, travel expert Eleanor Berman provides exciting year-round itineraries filled with hundreds of ideas for mini-vacations in Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee--from such popular destinations as Savannah and Charleston to smaller towns and villages off the beaten track. Each itinerary includes a directory of restaurants and accommodations to fit every price range. Activities that are particularly fun for kids are noted, and you'll also find a section on resorts, both rustic and posh, that are ideal for just kicking back and relaxing.
Three area maps are provided to help you plan your destination, and driving directions make it easy to plot a course from Atlanta and major Southeast cities, such as Birmingham, Nashville, Charlotte, and Raleigh.