The French Quarter is where you’ll find Bourbon Street, which – while not for the squeamish – is a unique experience. Lots of bars, a few places you wouldn’t want to take your mother, some run down buildings, but above all plenty of atmosphere. As the minimum age to drink here is a strictly enforced 21, an added advantage is that it’s not going to make anyone who’s not a teenager feel past it – very much the opposite – a little extra holiday bonus for you there. Don’t listen to the negative reports about Bourbon Street, just don’t expect it to be like Disneyland. Keep that mind open, have a drink and celebrate being in New Orleans!
Memphis – Graceland
Don’t believe what you hear, see for yourself! It’s not remotely tasteless so put all such thoughts right out of your head. 1970s in style it may be, but that’s coming back in fashion, isn’t it? Or has it been and gone again? Either way this is as close as you’ll get on this Earth to Elvis himself. Love him or hate him, this is the authentic item and you won’t be able to pop in for an afternoon when you’re back in the UK, so don’t miss it, give it a go!
Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta
This only opened at the end of 2005 – it cost$200 million and is MASSIVE! There really are over 100,000 swimming beasts in over 8 million gallons of water here. Allow between two and four hours to make the most of it. We’re not zoo and aquarium MAD at beatthebrochure, we just want you to make the most of your holiday and do things you can’t replicate in the UK
Nashville – The Country Music Hall of Fame
The Country Music Hall of Fame presents the crown jewels of its vast collection to illustrate the history of country music. A treasure trove of historic video clips and recorded music and other exhibits, there’s a regular programme of live performances and live radio broadcasts.