The United States is truly a vast and diverse country in many respects. Geographically, culturally and historically, various areas of the United States provide their own distinct pleasures and offer many fascinating things for travellers to discover. Parts of the American South are especially popular with travellers, both domestic and from abroad.
Charleston, South Carolina is a major port city as well as a popular site for travellers. This southern belle of a city’s historic downtown offers numerous historical attractions for travellers to explore as well as a fascinating setting on a peninsula with two rivers, with nearby islands protecting the city from the ocean. While some other cities were devastated during the American Civil War, Charleston was captured without a great deal of damage, which means that historic Charleston remains well-preserved with buildings that are centuries old. That means significant sightseeing opportunities for travellers to Charleston. The city has a height restriction ordinance, which means that its skyline is dominated by a remarkable, modern cable-stay bridge and by church steeples rather than by unpleasant skyscrapers.
While in the region, travellers will want to encounter the historic, pleasant city of Savannah, Georgia, which has a history dating back to 1733. The city was not torched during the Civil War, which means that the city’s remarkable historic artifacts were not destroyed. Savannah is, like Charleston, a city with a great deal of antebellum charm and historic architecture, with one of the United States’ largest historic districts.
Enjoying a ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains is another essential aspect of a journey to the region, as this is a truly scenic route that balances the historical interest of a trip to the South with its natural splendour. Many travellers choose to end such a journey through history and the lands of the American South by travelling to Williamsburg, where the beginnings of America can be explored.
An escorted holiday such as those provided by Newmarket Holidays is an excellent way to encounter the region’s splendour and history. Savannah, Georgia may be one of the most pleasant cities in the United States, while pretty Charleston also offers a number of fascinating sites. Travelling through America is not merely a matter of seeing the highly populated Northeast or the rugged West, as the country’s culture and natural beauty cannot be appreciated without making it to the South at least once.