If you’re planning a trip to Nashville or Memphis and don’t venture beyond the city limits, you’re missing out. Western Tennessee, the stretch between the two popular cities, boasts beautiful landscapes, Civil War history, attractions and great eats.
Shiloh National Military Park
Nearly 24,000 Americans lost their lives during the Battle of Shiloh, a two-day battle fought to control the Union’s position at Pittsburgh Landing on the Tennessee River. Visitors to the park can tour its small museum, then drive to the important points on the battleground. Don’t miss the seven on-site Shiloh Indian Mounds.
Although it is 22 miles southwest into Mississippi, Corinth Battlefield is also part of Shiloh National Military Park and contains 14 historic sites associated with the siege, battle and Union occupation of the town. Highlights include the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, Corinth Contraband Camp and trenches remaining from the conflict.
Discovery Park of America
With 10 devoted galleries to nature, science, technology, history and art, Discovery Park of America in Union City has something for everyone. Experience a simulation of the 1811 to 1812 earthquakes that shaped the region, learn about local marine animals and slide through a 60-foot replica of the human body. You’ll also see Native American artifacts, military equipment and vintage automobiles.
Outside, the heritage park features a 19th-century gristmill, log cabins, farm buildings, waterfalls, a 100-year-old church, train station and a replica of the Liberty Bell.
The Grind Mac and Cheese Burger Bar
Hungry? Make a pit stop at The Grind Mac and Cheese Burger Bar in Martin, not far from Discovery Park of America. You’ll usually have to wait for a table at this family-friendly joint, but it’s worth it for the prime beef burgers and gourmet mac ‘n’ cheese. If you can’t decide between the two, order the MacLovin’ Burger topped with mac ‘n’ cheese and bacon.
You’ll want to save room for dessert here, though. The restaurant is known for its Instagrammable shakes like the Fluffernutter, a peanut butter milkshake topped with marshmallow crème, peanut butter cereal, peanut butter-based candy bars and peanut butter cookies.
Rusty’s TV & Movie Car Museum
In Jackson, head to Rusty’s TV & Movie Car Museum to gawk at more than 25 of Hollywood’s most famous vehicles, including The General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard TV show, cars from The Fast and The Furious franchise and the time traveling DeLorean from the Back to the Future movies.
While in Jackson, stop at Casey Jones Village. The attraction includes shops, a small railroad museum, a 100-year-old church, restaurants, an ice cream parlor and mini-golf.
Enjoying a leisurely picnic lunch or dinner is a rite of summer in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, where waterfalls, lakes and lofty mountain views are everywhere. Along with all the popular White Mountain attractions for family travels, there are plenty of less known places where couples can find a scenic spot to unpack their picnic basket.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
August is National Dog Month. Our two-part round-up will highlight some of the best travel providers welcoming dogs on family travel.
With Labor Day approaching, accessibleGO, the leading accessible travel platform in the United States for people with disabilities to book their travel needs, released its suggestions for some fun, accessible outings for family travelers.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
The Los Angeles food scene is legendary, and for good reason. Top chefs from around the world flock to this Southern California city to work at and open some of the most notable restaurants in the world, making the L.A. food scene one of the most creative and innovative ones in the world.