Take the scenic route and explore the hidden wonders of the New South by planning a road trip from New Orleans to The Restoration Hotel. Start your journey through these amazing places and take fascinating detours to make your adventure unforgettable.
New Orleans, LA
The Crown Jewel of New Orleans, The French Quarter, remains timeless with its picturesque jazzy streets lined with boutiques, artisan pubs, antique shops, and world-class restaurants. From 19th-century creole cuisine to contemporary fusion fare, this spot never ceases to delight and amaze.
Cafe du Monde
Located in Decatur Street in the French Quarter, Cafe du Monde is a world-renowned coffee shop known for its spectacular beignets. It has been featured in countless books and films, most recently in Chef, starring Jon Favreau. Stop by for an energizing cafe au lait before you begin your adventure.
The Haunted Book Shop
Re-established in 2018, this delightfully quirky store was named after The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley. Its shelves are carefully curated with a combination of classic and new releases, hand-picked to match the tastes of its patrons. It also hosts art walks and book signing each season.
Listed on the Alabama Registry of Landmarks and Heritage, Bellingrath Gardens is the former home of Walter Bellingrath, one of the first Coca-Cola bottlers in the Southeast. The site is home to 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry, cascading chrysanthemums, and visually-stunning water features.
Drop by Vintage Cafe and unwind for breakfast or lunch. Located in the historic former Regions and First National Bank Building, this charming coffee shop is a purveyor of only the finest products. Its signature coffee brand, Stumptown Coffee, is one of the best up-and-coming roasters in the U.S.
Common Bond Brewers
Common Bond’s brick-and-beam style taproom was founded by locals Andrew McNally and Tim Dole and is based in beautiful downtown Montgomery. With an emphasis on quality ingredients and a nod to local flavors, its year-long flagship offerings and seasonal special releases always hit the spot.
Designed by Joseph Forsyth Johnson in 1887, this lush park was originally built to house the Piedmont Exposition, a showcase of the American South’s prosperity and natural resources. Today, it’s brimming with scenic routes, playgrounds and sports facilities, and a stunning view of Atlanta’s Midtown skyline.
Ponce City Market
Located in the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building, the Ponce City Market complex is home to a gourmet food hall that boasts offerings by James Beard-awarded chefs including Anne Quatrano and Sean Brock, attractive retail stores, offices of thriving companies, and even a rooftop amusement park.
Inspired by New York City corner stores, the wine cellar in Spain, and Italian cafes, Bodega Ultima is a welcoming space where guests can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and return for a beer in the evening. Its eclectic menu mixes culinary trends of the Mediterranean with a dash on Indian techniques.
Savannah Rapids Park
This 33-acre park has been a preferred destination for nature enthusiasts for over 150 years. It features miles upon miles of scenic bike trails, kayak and paddle board areas along the Augusta Canal and Reed Creek Waterfall, and picnic pavilions where you can sit back and catch your breath in between.
The Restoration Hotel
By staying at The Restoration Hotel, guests can be in close proximity to some of the most picturesque sites Charleston has to offer. Enjoy dishes that define Lowcountry cuisine, bask in our soulful musical heritage, take in striking historical sites and lush landscapes, and experience our multifaceted culture. Learn more about our Neighborhood and plan your trip and book your stay today!