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1. Posted by montesse (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

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Hello everyone,

I am travelling from South Africa and planning a trip to the USA next year Sep / Oct. I would like some advice please. We (3 of us) have identified Chicago and Washington DC as places we would really like to see. We would like add a third destination as well - and we are looking for an authentic country music type / feel town in the USA. We wouldn't like to go to typical touristy places where you get ripped of on second grade music, food and experiences. Which towns / cities would you recommend I add on the itinerary? We plan to fly into Washington DC, afterwards fly to the "country destination" and then on to Chicago by plane.
Will appreciate your suggestions!

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2455 posts) 2y

Nashville.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by jeantyc (Budding Member 70 posts) 2y

Nashville is the number one place to go for country music, you could also go to Branson Missouri

Regards
Caren

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2455 posts) 2y

To be honest though, Branson is more of a Disneyland of country music. Yes, there's the so-called "real" thing there, but not like in Nashville which has more country musicians per capita than the next half dozen country music destinations combined.

Cheers,
Terry

5. Posted by montesse (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Thanks?how would you rate smaller places such as tulsa,omaha or little rock? Will an triangular itinerary of washington dc, chicago and nashville make good sense?

6. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 2y

This would actually be a simple trip to take by either car or by train if you didn't want to pay for the plane fare.