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Southern hotels, vacation packages from $79

For a romantic long weekend or family adventure, the Southern U.S. offers a full range of exciting vacation options to suit all tastes.
/ Source: Sherman's Travel

The deal
For a romantic long weekend or family adventure, the Southern U.S. offers a full range of exciting vacation options to suit all tastes. Check out these affordable breaks in lively cities and national parks from just $79/night. Read on for details.


Come help celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of the most beautiful national parks. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers something for everyone, from scenic drives to backcountry camping.

Adventurous travelers can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking and whitewater rafting. Try a rustic stay at the secluded Lakeview at Fontana, a boutique resort with a charming courtyard, gourmet coffeehouse, yoga studio and spa.

Nightly rates, starting April 3, start at $79.


A stay at The Mulberry Inn is one filled with both elegance and style. Dating back to the 1860s, this lavish 145-room lodge is listed as one of the Historic Hotels in America. All 144 rooms and suites come with a 27” cable TV, microwave oven and free morning newspaper.

The elegant hotel features a delightful courtyard, outdoor heated pool and complimentary high-speed internet. Be sure to stop in for some daily afternoon tea complete with sweet treats and a live pianist.

Rates start at $129/night.


New Orleans is an amazing city full of great culture, delicious cuisine and a lively spirit. Monograms Travel will give you a well-rounded Big Easy experience with its four-day New Orleans getaway.

Highlights include a scenic sail aboard the Steamboat Natchez and tours of the many outstanding sights and delightful restaurants within the city’s historic French Quarter.

Package rates start at $479 through May 31 and drop to $409 in June, July and August. The price includes hotel, airport transportation and meals.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Sweet tea not included.

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