Rediscover America: Southeast Appalachia

Rediscover America: Southeast Appalachia

Mabry Mill
All Regions
Hayley Schultz

Experience autumn splendor throughout the Smoky Mountains and along the famed Blue Ridge Parkway. Tune into some music history along the Natchez Trace Parkway with a stop at Elvis Presley's birthplace in Tupelo, Miss. Take a driving break and hike the Appalachian Trail, visit Clingmans Dome or explore Cades Cove.

What our travel consultants love about this region:

  • Charleston:
    “Charleston is not your typical city where you see tall buildings everywhere you go. It's quaint with beautiful homes, historical buildings, museums and small cemeteries in between." – Bethany Heidle, Orchard Park

    AAA Road Trip Recommendations: Coastal Carolina, African American History

  • Memphis: “Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, is a fabulous museum and historical site. Everything is original. The site is lisetd in the National Register of Historic Places and is the 2nd most-visited house in the U.S. after the White House. Don't miss the Meditation Garden behind the mansion." – Gail Popowich, At-Home Travel Consultant

    AAA Road Trip Recommendations: Grand Ole Music, Natchez Trace Parkway

  • Blue Ridge Parkway: “Mabry Mill is in the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of my favorite places. I would recommend this area because it's so peaceful, calming and absolutely beautiful." – Penny Kellner, Amherst

    AAA Road Trip Recommendations: Blue Ridge Parkway-North Carolina, Smoky Mountains, Inland North Carolina

Book your hotel and car reservation, and create and print your Trip Tik right from the road trip links above. Visit for all the latest Hertz promotions and exclusive AAA discounts and benefits when you rent your car. Or, if you plan to take your own vehicle, don't forget your pre-road trip checkup for your car at a AAA Approved Auto Repair shop to make sure everything is in working order. You'll thank yourself when the only stops you have to make are planned ones! To find a AAA Approved Auto Repair shop near you, visit



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