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Hipmunk Hotels: Amazing Southeast Destinations From Florida to Virginia

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Written by Duke Stewart

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Amazing Southeast Destinations From Florida to Virginia

If you’re thinking about a trip to the American Southeast, then you’re probably overwhelmed with all the awesome choices that are available. We’re going to keep the focus on Florida, Georgia and Virginia with some truly wonderful spots to visit. These five amazing southeast destinations from Florida to Georgia are all you’ll need when planning your upcoming trip.

Jacksonville, Florida

Visit Northern Florida and stay in Jacksonville for at least a few days. You can enjoy the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary or the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. EverBank Field is where the Jaguars play during the NFL season, but there’s also the matter of Florida versus Georgia and the fun that surrounds that epic game. Jacksonville’s Riverside arts market has tons of entertainment and great meals made by local producers. Top it off with a walk on Atlantic Beach or get even farther away with a trip to Little Talbot Island State Park.

Sanibel, Florida

Visit Sanibel just off the coast from Cape Coral and Fort Meyers for a true island getaway! Get some sun and sand at Bowman’s Beach or Tarpon Bay and truly enjoy the beautiful water surrounding Sanibel. Definitely stop by J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, you can easily spend forever exploring the trails here. Stick around this awesome island until Sunday because the local Sanibel Island Farmers’ Market has delicious and fresh goods from all over.

Norcross, Georgia

Stay in Norcross and you’ll be 25 minutes north of Atlanta and all the fun that comes with that city. Norcross will keep you away from the big city with all the fun things to do there. You can walk through its historic downtown and really get a feel for the place. Take the kids to Tiny Towne for a truly educational and fun experience before spending time with yourself at Slingshot Entertainment and all the fun inside that massive building.

Augusta, Georgia

People descend upon Augusta in huge droves for the Masters every April, but there’s a lot more for visitors to see! You can get outdoors with places like Riverwalk or the Savannah Rapids Visitors Center. Experience Augusta’s background at the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill and Augusta Museum of History. Of course, everyone raves about Sacred Heart Cultural Center on the inside, but you will spend awhile admiring its beautiful exterior.

Richmond, Virginia

Drive through the Commonwealth and stop in Richmond for a look at beautiful sites like the Virginia State Capitol and Maymont to name a couple of popular favorites. Visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and enjoy one of the best collections for free! If you’re still seeking some outdoor adventure, head to the James River and enjoy a truly relaxing walk, hike or cycle in peace. Take the family to Escape Room RVA and keep everyone entertained for at least an afternoon or evening!

Are you ready to get started packing for your southeast trip now? Enjoy your trip through this truly iconic region in the U.S. and tell your friends which one was the most interesting and fun to visit!

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Duke Stewart

I'm a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family's travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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