Is there anyone who is familiar with the drive between New Orleans & Atlanta and can let me know of any points of interest that we can stop and see? I'm thinking cute towns, random landmarks (kitschy or historical), interesting views - really, whatever. Last year a friend and I drove Atlanta - Charleston - Savannah - Atlanta and we saw so many amazing things in between - stopping in at Social Circle, Madison, the Old Sheldon Church ruins, a visit to Oyotunji, Macon, the Whistle Stop Cafe in Juliette... And lots of other things in between. We are from New Zealand (me) & Australia (her), so we really enjoy seeing and experiencing these sights and foods and the Southern way of life.
We arrive in Atlanta at about 11am, and understand it takes around 7 hours to get to NOLA. We plan on spending the day meandering our way to New Orleans, so it doesn't matter about how long it takes us. I just thought I would start here, although many people have said that there is not much in between.. I just don't believe this! I'm sure there are some hidden gems.
Thanks so much :)