Natchez Trace Parkway
Location: Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee
Length: 444 miles
Recommended drive time: Two days
Scenery: Winding from Nashville to Natchez in southern Mississippi, the Natchez Trace Parkway, a unit of the National Park Service, passes through postcard-perfect landscapes including cypress swamps, forests, hills, rivers and farmland with several historical detours to keep Civil War buffs well satisfied. Biking, hiking and swimmin' hole-hunting opportunities abound.
Stretch your legs at: Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi
Cultural diversion: Elvis Presley Birthplace
Required listening: B.B. King, "Live at the Regal"
Remember that town called … Leiper's Fork?