My partner and I will be driving from New Orleans to Nashville in early January. We plan on taking two days to reach Nashville (one night stop along the way). We were hoping people could provide us with some suggestions as to which route(s) to take and recommend a place to stay in Alabama along the way? To provide a bit more information as to what we are interested in; Scenic drive, historical sites, small rural towns etc. We would like to avoid the interstate as much as possible and are therefore not worried about the drive being slower. As for somewhere to stay along the way, we are more after a smaller rural type town with a few good pubs and places to eat.
I appreciate any suggestions anyone has.