The Southeast has something for everyone, from sunny beaches and incredible gardens to stunning mountains and excellent cuisine.
Neversink Pit – Fackler, Alabama
Check out this natural wonder in Alabama that drops 16 stories down and is 40 feet wide. The sinkhole is filled with fauna and has waterfalls cascading around it, making rappelling a genuinely unique experience.
Hot Springs National Park – Garland County, Arkansas
Visit “America’s Spa” for a beautiful getaway filled with adventure, hiking, and boating in the Ouachita Mountains.
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks – Fayetteville, Arkansas
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is comprised of twelve themed gardens and a beautiful butterfly house.
Submitted by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate MCR Bahamas
You cannot visit the Bahamas without going to the beach; even if you are not a beach lover, the beautiful blues will take your breath away. Some attractions you must see while visiting include Clifton Heritage National Park, the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, and Arawak Cay. If you are in the mood for an off-island excursion, Blue Lagoon Island or a day trip to Exuma to see the swimming pigs should be on your list of things to do.
Featured Listing: 7 Island Drive, Port New Providence
Kayak Seven Isles – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Enjoy the summer sun and take a beautiful kayak tour in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s Venetian Isles.
Devils Den – Williston/Gainesville, Florida
Go scuba diving, snorkeling, or swimming in Devils Den, a vast prehistoric cave in Florida accessible by stairs.
Celebration Town Center – Celebration, Florida
Check out tons of great shops, boutiques, and food in the Celebration Town Center.
Big Cat Rescue – Tampa, Florida
For a pur-fect day head on over to one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world that is dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats. They are home to 50+ lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other incredible species.
If you are thinking about hitting the road this summer, why not check out sunny southwest Florida, more specifically, Cape Coral! While the ocean is certainly a Cape Coral draw, the Caloosahatchee River is a nice change of pace. There is a wildlife refuge for manatees at the mouth of the river that you’ll want to check out. Otherwise, up and down the 67-mile river, perfect stopping points dot the trail. There are historic attractions, hiking, biking, horseback riding, birding, boating, and more. You may even find the perfect spot to enjoy some freshly caught seafood or be able to hop on a river cruise.
Featured Listing: 3405 SE 18th Place Cape Coral, FL
One of Tampa’s best-kept secrets. It’s the perfect spot for you, whether you’re a tourist, resident, or even for a four-legged friend! Channelside has something for everyone.
There are tons of Instagram-worthy spots found in Channelside, for example, Sparkman Wharf, a park with each shipping container transformed into colorful, vibrant murals, making it picture-perfect for social media and one heck of a sight to see. Located just outside of it, you will find a giant red-lettered Tampa sign that people will surround to wait their turn to capture this beautiful reminder of how lucky we are to live in Tampa Bay.
There is so much more to Channelside than sightseeing. There are various local eateries, bars, dog parks, Yachts, and the Florida Aquarium. This is just a teaser of everything you can explore; you’ll have to experience this magical place yourself to understand why Tampa is the perfect weekend getaway for you!
Featured Listing: 912 Channelside Dr. #2519
Augusta Museum of History – Augusta, Georgia
Visit the Augusta Museum of History to learn about the illustrious history of the Central Savannah River Rgeion.
Georgia Aquarium – Atlanta, Georgia
The biggest aquarium in the western hemisphere got even bigger and even better with an all-new shark gallery. The aquarium has epic views of the underwater world and tons of whale sharks, beluga whales, and otters to watch glide through the water.
The Home of Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta is where you’ll find this world renown course, where the best of the best gather each year to compete in the Masters Tournament. While you won’t necessarily be able to play a round, you can take in its beauty and spend time at the Augusta Museum of History and learn all about the history of the course and the surrounding region.
Old State Capitol – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Old State Capitol almost has the appearance of a castle rather than a governmental building. The architectural landmark boasts a gorgeous gothic revival style with a stained glass dome, a spiral staircase, and lancet arches.
Mississippi Petrified Forest – Flora, Mississippi
Wander this preserved stretch of ancient fossilized trees, and take a nature walk that winds through these trees that turned to stone millions of years ago. There is also a gem and mineral museum you can visit.
Castle Mont Rouge – Rougemont, North Carolina
This fantastical castle hidden in a North Carolina forest contains copper cupolas, incredible towers, and an interior filled with graffiti artist art.
Historic Yates Mill County Park – Wake County/Cary, North Carolina
This 174-acre wildlife park features hiking trails, a pond, and of course, the unique Historic Yates Mill that is fully restored and operable.
Caesars Head State Park – Cleveland, South Carolina
Caesars Head State Park has endless views, waterfalls, and even a series of swimming holes. There are also great spots for fishing fanatics and plenty of places for a treasure-hunting enthusiast to investigate.
Broadway at the Beach – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The entire family will love visiting Broadway at the Beach. It offers yummy food, tons of great shopping and entertainment, and even firework shows.
Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour – Fort Mill, South Carolina
Soar through the trees and across the beautiful Catawba River on an awesome canopy tour.
Columbia is rich with history and beauty combined. Home to the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, there is so much to see and do. When visiting the State’s capital, be sure to visit the South Carolina State House, a stunning government landmark building. Join your fellow bird-watchers at the Congaree Park and cast a line Lake Murray, part of the Dreher Island State Park. For fun the whole family will enjoy, bike the scenic Three Rivers Greenway.
Lost Sea – Sweetwater, Tennessee
Explore an enormous underground lake found at the bottom of an intricate cave system.
Explore other regions:
Staying home this summer?