8 Trips Every Mother and Son Should Take Together At Least Once
A Road Trip
Just imagine—you, your son, and the open road. Will there be singing along to classic 80s hits? Most definitely. Is somebody going to do too much passenger-seat driving? Most likely. Will there be deep conversations about life? Absolutely. (That's the best part.)
A Sightseeing Getaway
Think Nashville’s Music Row, New Orleans’ Bourbon Street, D.C.’s Pennsylvania Avenue, Savannah’s River Street, and Charleston’s Rainbow Row. The South is packed with famous streets waiting to be explored. More still, we can’t forget about all of the historic squares, cobblestone streets, and skyline steeples.
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An Outdoor Adventure
The South is privy to some breathtaking mountain views, and there’s no better way to experience them than hiking, kayaking, and zip-lining your way through the scenery with your game-for-anything dude. Hit the mountains at the turn of the season to catch fall color that will take your breath away.
A Game Weekend
Roll Tide! Go Dawgs! Hook ‘em Horns! No matter your collegiate affiliation, a gameday weekend is about as fun as it gets in the South. The tailgates are teeming with food, the stadiums are buzzing with school pride, and the streets are rife with rivalry. Ah, football season—we salute thee.
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A Cultural Trip
Tailor this idea to fit your interests. It might be visiting the King’s old stomping grounds, Graceland, in Tennessee. It might be hitting the Texas State Fair and getting a deep-fried Twinkie. It might be touring Ernest Hemingway’s haunts, including his favorite bar and former home, in the Florida Keys. It might be chasing your first encounter with Lexington-style barbecue doused in vinegary sauce at iconic Lexington Barbecue in North Carolina. It might be touring the new national memorial and museum, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in Montgomery. Go out there, and conquer everything the South has to offer.
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A Beach Getaway
If you’re both in need of some rest and relaxation, the beach is the easiest decision ever. Sink your toes in the sand, grab a good book, and live a slower pace for a spell. And don’t forget to hit a seafood dive (or two, or three).
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A Foodie Weekend
Well, well, well…if it isn’t our most favorite trip idea of all. Because spending the weekend thinking only about finding the best food in the South is already what we like to do. Now, it’s warranted. Celebrated, even! Get your gumbo in Louisiana, hot chicken in Tennessee, shrimp and grits in South Carolina, barbecue chicken with white sauce in Alabama, and Frito pie in Texas. Pick a city or state, and never (ever!) start counting calories.
A Big City Trip
Bright lights, big city: Pick a Southern city neither of you have ever experienced, and hit the streets (preferably, historic cobblestone streets). Between the sightseeing, good eating, and exciting atmosphere, you’re set to have a blast worth documenting—so take plenty of pictures!
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