Road Trip Revival – The Southeast

Continuing our exploration of the U.S. and nearby My Place Hotels, Road Trip Revival visits the southeastern states. Small but mighty, the southeastern states offer some of the most recognized sites on the eastern side of the country. So buckle up, pull on your shades, and hit the road!

Whether you’re looking to learn about the history of America at the Shiloh National Military Park or take a drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the southeastern region of the U.S. has all kinds of adventures waiting. Three My Place Hotels are perfectly situated along the route, allowing explorers of all ages to rest up for the next day.

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Just under 200 miles to the southwest of My Place Hotel-Lebanon, TN is the historic Shiloh National Military Park.

The park contains a wide array of historic sites. In addition to the battlefield of Shiloh itself, the park contains a separate unit at Corinth, Mississippi, that preserves and interprets the Siege and Battle of Corinth. Located within the boundaries of Shiloh Battlefield is also a United States National Cemetery, which contains around 4,000 soldiers and their family members.

Source: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

My Place Hotel-Lebanon, TN

The city of Lebanon, just east of Nashville, boasts friendly faces, historic places, and authentic southern hospitality. Within the city are exciting shopping opportunities, diverse dining options, drive-in movie theaters, and a state-of-the art expo center. Surrounding Lebanon, adventurers will find lakes, caves, horse-back riding, and so much more.

The famous Great Smoky Mountains National Park sits 166 miles to the southeast of My Place Hotel-Lebanon, TN.

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.

Source: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

Located just 100 miles to the north of My Place Hotel-Greenville, SC is the start of the Pisgah Region of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The Pisgah Region of the Parkway is located in its entirety in North Carolina, spanning from Milepost 339.5 to the southernmost end of the Parkway at Milepost 469.

Source: Blue Ridge Parkway Association

A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other: a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. The Parkway meanders for 469 miles, protecting a diversity of plants and animals, and providing opportunities for enjoying all that makes this region of the country so special.

Source: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

Located just over a half hour from My Place Hotel-Greenville, SC is Caesars Head State Park.

A granitic gneiss outcropping atop the dramatic Blue Ridge Escarpment gives Caesars Head State Park its name. Every fall, from the easily-accessible overlook atop the rocky peak of the Blue Ridge Escarpment, sight-seers are treated to the Hawk Watch program and a spectacular view that extends into North Carolina and Georgia.

Source: South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism

My Place Hotel-Greenville, SC

Greenville invites you to see why their parks put the “green” in their name. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, adventure is abundant. Whether you’re looking to explore the mountains just outside of town or enjoy the ample amount of parks, greenways, trail systems, or bike paths, Greenville has it all.

33 miles to the southeast of Lithia Springs, GA is the Panola Mountain State Park.

Just 15 minutes from Atlanta is a recreational haven for all ages and interests. Visitors can picnic while children work off energy on the playground. The park offers archery, geocaching, orienteering, birding and tree-climbing programs. A paved trail is open for biking, roller blading, jogging and dog-walking, while forested fitness trails are open for hiking and running.

Source: State Parks & Historic Sites, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

My Place Hotel-Lithia Springs, GA

The unincorporated community of Lithia Springs offer visitors the opportunity to get acquainted with southern hospitality as they explore the town and surrounding area. Lithia Springs is home to the Sweetwater Creek State Park, which boasts fishing, boating, and hiking opportunities.

Approximately 80 miles to the northeast of My Place Hotel-Lithia Springs, GA is the Amicalola Falls State Park.

The falls are a nature lover’s wonderland. It’s only eight miles from the Appalachian Trail and within the Chattahoochee National Forest. The park is named after its most treasured feature, Amicalola Falls – a magnificent 729-foot waterfall that’s the third-highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River.

Source: State Parks & Historic Sites, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

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