Can you believe it’s been 22 years since Forrest Gump sat on that bench and told us “life is like a box of chocolates?” It was in July 1994, that this slow, but sweet character played by Tom Hanks entered theaters—and our hearts. At U S Tours, we thought today, “for no particular reason” that we could celebrate and remember the simple life of Forrest, while touring movie sites, while eating shrimp, and while discovering the Southern beauty of Savannah and Beaufort – two towns that “goes together like peas and carrots.”
In 1864 Union Gen Sherman sent a message to President Lincoln that said, “I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah . . .” We challenge you to organize and lead your troops on a “March to the Sea” during the holidays and enjoy the same beauty that Sherman found on his arrival.
This 3 day tour just south of Atlanta gives you everything you ever wanted to know about “Gone With the Wind” and more. You’ll visit the Stately Oaks Plantation, Gone With the Wind tour with costumed guide, the Road to Tara Museum and more.
This three day tour features Jimmy Carter boyhood home, Jimmy Carter National Park & Habitat For Humanity Global Village, the Historic Windsor Hotel, the Shortline Railroad and Civil War Museum.
An uplifting farewell to summer takes place every Labor Day weekend at Callaway Gardens. This event is highlighted by colorful flights, a balloon glow, festival entertainment, exhibits and demonstrations.
Stone Mountain Park offers festivities for all ages during the annual holiday celebration, A Stone Mountain Christmas. Visit Helen, GA, a quaint re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers.
Discover the Palmetto Low Country with a trip to Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC. While only 2 hours apart, these towns are very different. Savannah is both hip and historic, robust and refined, a city filled with global sophistication, funky nightlife and fabulous food. While the Historic Downtown District has stood throughout Charleston’s history as the cultural and commercial capital of the South. This trip is particularly beautiful in March and April when the azaleas are blooming.
You see the city that is arguably the “Capitol of the New South. Then the next day you learn of the genteel life before the war, as well as events during it on a tour titled, “Gone With the Wind.” Come, Discover how the Old South has influenced this modern city.
This itinerary is a marvelous girlfriends outing. It offers you fine food, laughter, and beautiful accommodations in a charming city. Enjoy fabulous shopping with just enough of a history tour to establish the ambience for a classic getaway.