All in Cities and Small Towns
Located about halfway between New Bern and Wilmington, Jacksonville, North Carolina is the perfect destination on a road trip. With beaches nearby, plenty of places to play on the water, a rich history rooted in the military and plenty of great places to eat here are reasons to put this city on your Road Trip list.
The history of Oak Ridge is rooted in America’s resolve to bring World War II to an end and the pursuit of scientific advancement. That spirit continues today and there is a special tour that lets you in on some of the “secrets” of the city and takes you to places you likely won’t see any other way. The Department of Energy Bus Tours run for several months of the year, all beginning at the American Museum of Science and Energy. Here is what you’ll see along the way.
As soon as you come into downtown Abbeville, time seems to stand still. The paved roads turn to brick streets, slowing you down to enjoy the town’s charm and distinct character. Colorful buildings, many of which date back more than a hundred years, line up around the square including the Abbeville County Courthouse built in the early 1900’s. Whether you’re in town for a few hours or a few days, here are some things to do while you are there.
When you think of places to visit in Iowa, things like Des Moines, the Bridges of Madison County, or Pella often make the list of places to see. Throughout the years, I’ve made a lot of visits to Iowa. And now after spending several days in Ames (a city of about 70,000) I think the city should definitely be on the list, too. Here are five reasons to think about a visit to this central Iowa city.
When it comes to finding things to do in Clinton you’ll find a treasure chest full of ideas. From groundbreaking historic events to a wide array of festivals throughout the year, here are a look at ten things to do while you’re here.
Deep roots in music, deep gorges and a deep love for nature all fuel a small-town vibe in Sparta unlike any other you’ll find in Tennessee. It’s a town countless people have passed through over the years, and now more than ever there are plenty of reasons to stop and stay awhile.
Sparta, Tennessee is only 90 minutes from Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga and if you’re looking for a rush involving water, then this place in “The Land of Falling Water” is just the place for you.
In World War II, the government chose a remote section of East Tennessee to build a secret city that helped usher in the nuclear age. That city is Oak Ridge and today you can still enjoy the city’s remote and natural side.
With one foot in Tennessee and the other in Virginia you’re not just in Bristol, you are in a special STATE of mind. Here the music of the mountains made history, chasing outlaws moved to the last great colosseum, and nature’s wide paintbrush created a backdrop of sparkling waters and majestic mountains. Bristol may be small on the map but it’s BIG when it comes to things to do.
Having taken in Mardi Gras so many times, we certainly know the ropes, so if you’re thinking about reveling in this grand celebration here are a few things to know before you go.