65 of the Region's Best Trips! Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, a visitor looking to explore or you simply need some ideas when family and friends come to visit, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again. Theme icons make finding the perfect trip simple - no matter what your interest. Easy-to-use maps for every trip, plus driving times and directions. Explore the region with trips ranging from two to eight days, and day trips from Charleston, New Orleans, Atlanta and more. Local experts share their favorite trip ideas, including a bourbon historian's distillery tour and a place to remember Martin Luther King Jr from his daughter. Iconic Trips chapter covers must-do trips across the region, from antebellum mansions to Southern cooking. Tune In on the road with our regional music playlists. Family-friendly and pet-friendly listings throughout. Green Index lists the region's most environmentally friendly options. Travel America with Lonely Planet. Since 1984 Lonely Planet USA has published over 100 guides to America, working with over 200 American travel writers. For this Trips series our authors drove more than 100,000 miles, visited 230 diners, stopped at 810 roadside attractions and rediscovered the country they love.