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5 Unique Things To Do In The South

Planning to go South or take a staycation? There’s plenty to do for a weekend or more in this region that includes everything from beaches to mountains.

Daytona International Speedway

If you are in Florida, make sure to head to this world-renowned racetrack located in Daytona Beach. This is where the most prestigious race in NASCAR, the Daytona 500, has been held for 60 years. Apart from Daytona 500, there are a lot of other events being held here, like AMA Superbike, Supercross and ARCA. If you like playing slots, you’ll love the thrill of these races.

Delta Blues Museum

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Mississippi’s oldest museum is dedicated to preserving, collecting, encouraging and inspiring the appreciation and awareness of blues music. Clarksdale, located in the Mississippi Delta, is the center of the blues and fans won’t want to miss the museum with exhibits on Panny Mayfield, John Lee Hooker, Son House and lots more, located in Blues Alley.

You can also tour this museum virtually or shop at the online gift shop.

Georgia Aquarium

This marine animal sanctuary is a must to visit when in Atlanta. This is the second-largest aquarium in the world and consists of more than 10 million gallons of salt and freshwater. It is a home for many aquatic animals, like bottlenose dolphins, beluga whales, manta rays, California sea lions and whale sharks, plus starfish, sea urchins and jellyfish.

Book a virtual guided tour.

Booth Western Art Museum

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The world’s largest permanent exhibition space for Western art is in Cartersville, Georgia, at the Booth Western Art Museum. An affiliate of the Smithsonian, Booth is designed to resemble a modern pueblo, and its permanent collection of western art, presidential portraits and letters, and Civil War art allow visitors to “See America’s Story.”

Tour the museum’s permanent collection virtually.

Monticello

Get to know Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the U.S., at his Charlottesville, Virginia, home It offers beautifully manicured gardens and some architecture and designs that were popular in the 18th century. This can be one of the most beautiful and romantic places you can visit when you are in the South.

Watch a video guide for visiting.

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