The southeast region of the United States is full of great weather, home cooking, cute towns, and beautiful scenery. What’s not to love? Here is a list of some drives in the southeast you won’t want to miss.
Talladega Scenic Drive, Alabama
With over ten different scenic byways to choose from in Alabama, Talladega doesn’t always get the proper love or recognition it deserves. But, if you’re looking for a unique view of the State, you won’t be disappointed in this drive. Along the way, nature lovers should get out and stretch your legs at Talladega National Forest and Cheaha State Park.
Duncan Hines, Kentucky
If the name of this road suddenly makes you hungry, that’s because it’s a special homage to the late American Pioneer from Kentucky. He’s known for cake mixes, yes, but also for his early restaurant ratings for travelers. (Did you know that?)
The Duncan Hines Scenic Byway will wind you through rural areas, pastures, and family farms. You can even stop at a few of them and purchase fresh produce, flowers, and crafts to take with you.
Beach Boulevard, Mississippi
Arguably one of the most scenic byways in all of the United States, Beach Boulevard promises 30 miles worth of incredible views. This drive will take you parallel to the ocean with a front-row view of the Gulf of Mexico. There are also plenty of stops along the way including local restaurants, shops, and even casinos.
Outer Banks Scenic Byway, North Carolina
It’s only 138 miles long but you could (and should) spend all day on the outer banks. This drive has small-town charm, sand dunes, lighthouses, and wild horses too. Hungry on the drive? Stop and catch a ferry to the nearby islands for a bite to eat.
Have fun out on the open road!
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