Sweet tea, barbecue pork, and NASCAR. These are things that come to mind when people think about the southern United States. And while these themes may ring as true as chicken fried steak, they are by far from an all-encompassing description of life in the region. As many a savvy traveler will tell you, vacation options in the South are as diverse as any in the country. From beaches to mountain escapes to direct access to outer space, the South truly offers something for every family.
And the best part? Most of the fun can be had without breaking the bank. Here are some of our favorite picks for family vacations in the South on a budget–all under $200 a night for a family of four! What are you waiting for, y’all? Pack those bags and start practicing that Southern drawl. It’s time for a trip into the heart of Dixie.
*Prices are for reference and were checked on trivago in August 2020. All prices can vary according to the booking and travel dates.