Experience the Journey


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On the road

Since the days of Henry Ford, the road trip has been one of the great American pastimes, and one of the easiest ways to travel and see the country up close and personal. Whether you start from your own garage or fly and rent a car, here are seven favorite destinations for a driving vacation this spring.


By rail

Ride the rails

Trains harken back to days gone by, which lends an element of romance to riding the rails. And while you can travel by car to most of the same destinations, the scenery (and the opportunity to relax) just isn’t the same.

By water

On the water

The rhythmic, rocking motion of floating on water instantly relaxes you, making it the perfect way to spend your vacation. So whether you’re a cruiser, a fisher, a kayaker or a tourist who wants a fresh angle on a big city, a boat is the way to go.

By air

In the air

Get far away from that cramped classroom desk or uncomfortable office chair this spring break by taking to the air. Whether it’s on a glider, in a balloon, or at the top of a mountain peak, adventure-seekers can get high by just signing up for one of these dramatic adventures in the air.

On your feet

On your feet

Some of the nation’s top destinations are best experienced in active settings, whether you’re walking or jogging, pushing a stroller or cycling. You may be a fitness buff or just don’t want to be stuck in a car. Either way, for spring break plans or other vacations in 2014, these cities make you want to get out and stretch your legs.

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The best of Southeast travel

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has combed Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida and Louisiana for the best Southeastern experiences for travelers. Though you may find some familiar locations, we have included some hidden gems in each state to help round out your itinerary.
43 trips

43 trips from Atlanta

Whether it's a trip with your spouse or the entire family, a trip to the Northeast or within the Southeast, or a trip inside Georgia or outside the United States, this section will help you navigate the many decisions you have to make in your travel planning.


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