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.
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.
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!
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.