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Self drive holidays and road trips offer the great American adventures many of us will dream of. What can be better than putting your favourite album on and hitting the road with travel companions and heading to the places which have inspired generations of musicians and the lovers of their art?

The City of Jazz, Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is a great place to start on a self drive music lover’s tour with live venues galore and rich history also on offer at the Martin Luther King Centre.
Ultimate relaxation and musical chill out can be found at Underground Atlanta – the home of jazz.
Other attractions on offer include trips to the CNN Centre, Zoo Atlanta, the World of Coca Cola and the Centennial Olympic Park.
If you want to start with a bang on your tour of the US there’s no better place to do this than Atlanta.

English: This shows the Fountain of Rings at C...
English: This shows the Fountain of Rings at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia. The tall cylindrical building in the background is the Westin Peachtree Plaza, one of the United States’ tallest hotels. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nashville, Tennessee

Moving across the states on the self drive tour and you’ll eventually reach Nashville, Tennessee – the spiritual home of country music.
Famous haunts here include the Wildhorse Saloon, Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The fun in Nashville doesn’t just stop here either, the Frist Centre of the Visual Arts is an attraction growing in popularity and the Ryman Auditorium remains one of the most famous music venues in the world, where the acoustics send shivers down the spine of audiences in attendance.

Ryman Auditorium, where The Byrds made their a...
Ryman Auditorium, where The Byrds made their appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on March 15, 1968. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Walking In Memphis, Tennessee

Whilst in Tennessee you can take a drive from Nashville to Memphis, the home of The King himself. The city where the Blues originated includes options to visit Graceland, the Rum Boogie Cafe and range of independent music venues.
Soaking up American history is also simple with a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum.
Famously, Memphis offers BBQ like nowhere else in the world, so if you’re a meat eater be sure to have a tour of the best smokehouses in the city if you’re staying for a while!

English: National Civil Rights Museum in Memph...
English: National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The places covered are just the tip of the ice berg and specialists in USA tours and travel will be able to ensure a tour can be tailor made to meet you and your musical needs.

Timothy ChowNorth AmericaMemphis,Nashville,TennesseeSelf drive holidays and road trips offer the great American adventures many of us will dream of. What can be better than putting your favourite album on and hitting the road with travel companions and heading to the places which have inspired generations of musicians and the lovers of...A travel blog featuring interviews and guest posts about destinations around the world. Why not have your say and write for us?

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