Did someone say Road Trip? Explore the southern states of the USA on this immersive road trip through the old west and the new. Discover Americana the way it was meant to be discovered, from the seat of your own car, driving under neverending skies, through scenery that will live long in the memory, while you explore the history, food & culture of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
The deep south of America. Often ignored in favour of the coasts, but arguably the most happening part of the whole country. Packed with a completely unique and tumultuous history, this part of the USA has some of the most vibrant cities, the most explosive gastronomic scene and people whose friendliness, and warm welcomes are a massive part of a trip like this.
When America was settled and expanded, the wild-west ruled. And while this is the south, this was the frontier land, the region where cowboys ruled and Indians suffered. A lot has happened in the intervening centuries and now a beautiful balance hangs over this part of America, where Native American reservations, resplendent in their balance with the natural world, stand side by side with old frontier towns like Oklahoma City, where old flows perfectly into the new.
You will start your road trip in Grapevine, just outside Dallas, Texas. After spending some time learning about the culture here, you’ll drive up into Oklahoma for a real deep dive into the most incredible state. Here you will visit Reservations and discover how Native Americans lived, and live now. You will visit incredible cities, off the beaten track towns and much of your trip will be spent comparing BBQ styles, enjoying every second of it!
After exploring Oklahoma you will slice back through Texas to head into Louisiana, with your eventual destination, the glorious New Orleans. Outside of this magnificent, ultra-vibrant city, not many people visit Louisiana, so you are in for a real treat as you open the lid on the real America, visiting a couple of delightful Louisiana cities.
You’ll finish off with an ice-cold Sazerac in hand, listening to some of the finest jazz in the world as parties happen in the street outside, a fine way to finish off your epic trip in New Orleans.
Experience the freedom of this thrilling part of America as you explore hidden corners, marvel at stunning vistas and soak in every little bit of Americana.
We have sourced the very best accommodation along Route 66 to ensure you have a comfortable bed at the end of your day's adventure.
From Grapevine, TX to New Orleans you will be driving yourself along this incredible route, where you can explore your way, at your own daily pace.
Start off your day with the famous all-American breakfasts served in your hotel. Usually enough to see you through to dinner time!
No matter where you are or what you are stuck with, you can call our local, on-the-ground agent and they will help you with whatever you need.
All hotels are subject to availability, a confirmed hotel list will be provided to you 2-4 weeks prior to your departure. In the event that any of the hotels are unavailable, we will accommodate you in a hotel of a similar or higher standard, in a similar location to ensure your itinerary is able to run smoothly. Hotel examples:
3* Grapevine Holiday Inn Express - Grapevine
3* Arlington Hampton Inn & Suites - Dallas Arlington
3* Grapevine Best Western Northwest Inn - Grapevine
3* Sulphur Super 8 by Wyndham - Sulphur
3* Duncan Holiday Inn Express - Duncan
3* Oklahoma City Hilton Garden Inn - Oklahoma City
3* Ponca City La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham - Ponca City
3* Tulsa Hilton Garden Inn - Tulsa South
3* Tahlequah Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham - Tahlequah
3* Durant Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Durant
3* Shreveport Quality Inn - Shreveport
3* Alexandria Best Western - Alexandria
3* New Orleans Holiday Inn - New Orleans Downtown Superdome
A general list of amenities across all of our hotels is as follows:
The USA is big and everyone thinks they know it if they have been to LA or New York. But the best of America, the ‘real’ America is hidden down south. If you want a more wholesome ‘off-the-beaten-track’ experience, then this is the one for you.
For us, this trip is all about discovery. You will be visiting some incredible cities like Dallas, OKC and New Orleans, all amazing, but it is the dots between these cities where the real memories will be made. Tulsa, with its phenomenal arts scene and wild history, the Bayou country of Shreveport and the raw natural power of spending some time with the Choctaw people.
And the food….oh my goodness the food. All of the south is a competition, who can make the tastiest, most mouth-watering food. Texas-style v Oklahoma-style v Louisiana-style. BBQ may be at the heart of this great competition, but each state and each chef in it are being pushed constantly to produce works of gastronomic beauty, you get 23 chances to experience it!
This big trip around the south starts off in Grapevine, Texas, just minutes from Dallas Fort Worth Airport. After spending some time here, you will head up to Oklahoma where you will pretty much circle the whole state, stopping in Duncan, Sulphur, OKC, Ponca, Tusla, Tahlequah and Durant. Then you make a straight line into Louisiana, stopping at Shreveport and Alexandria before finishing off your trip in New Orleans.
The hotels included in our Route 66 Adventure feature the following facilities:
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