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The American South has its own unique history and culture. It is always a delight to explore this region that boasts of a diverse geography ranging from Atlantic shores to arid deserts. Let us have a look at five Southern cities that you can explore beyond the already known metropolises.
Hot Springs Village
Hot Springs Village, as the name suggests, offers naturally hot springs for a soothing vacation. Set in the mountains and flanked by lakes, this place is ideal for those who seek a great outdoor experience. You can enjoy boating and fishing on the lakes, try your luck in thoroughbred racing, or just visit the historic bath houses at the Bathhouse Row. The good thing is that you can find several budget hotels around Hot Springs Village such as Best Western Winners Circle Inn and Economy Inn Hot Springs that guarantee a comfortable yet affordable stay.
Dover is not only the administrative capital of Delaware but also a paradise for sports lovers. At Dover Downs you can attend NASCAR events or enjoy some harness horse racing if you are not attending the nearby Casino. It also boasts of several golf courses and has a rich history in football. It also hosts several music festivals, especially in the spring. While you can find all kinds of hotels in Dover, try Days Inn Dover Downtown or Best Western Galaxy Inn for a memorable stay.
Head to Ocean City if you want a complete family holiday with plenty of sun and sand. This Atlantic resort town also has a three-mile long boardwalk considered to be among the best in the USA. The more adventurous visitors can consider many other options such as oceanic fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and various other watersports. There are many cheaphotels in Ocean City such as Coastal Palms Inn & Suites and Plim Plaza that offer great views of the beach.
Salisbury is a small but thriving city with a plenty of options for the visitors. You must visit the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art to learn about sustainable living or Pemberton Historical Park for some good hiking trails. You can also catch many live concerts and enjoy its vibrant outdoor markets if you visit in the summer. Finding budget accommodation in Salisbury is not that hard either. Hotels like Sleep Inn Salisbury and the Days Inn Salisbury should cater to most of your needs.
As the largest city of Kentucky, Louisville has grown to be a major business hub. It is also the venue for the famous Kentucky Derby and the city also has a tradition of Baseball, thus attracting a lot of visitors every year. The Louisville Slugger Museum is worth a visit for the lovers of the game while the Louisville Mega Cavern Tram tour lets you experience the underground life of the mines under the city. There is no shortage of hotels in Louisville but for a memorable stay try out the likes of 21c Museum Hotel Louisville or The Brown Hotel.