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Road trip

Sutton, United...
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Hi we are presently in middle of our road trip and just wondering on best route Memphis to New Orleans with one night somewhere … presently have Vicksburg booked but wondered if Natchez would be a better option? Would also appreciate any advice on route …. We would like to follow the river road route as much as possible….thanks for any advice

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To me Vicksburg has best restaurants and good lodging.

Usually take Hwy 61 thru Natchez and see plantation homes in city then continue on Hwy 61 to Baton Rouge and on to New Orleans. We take I 10 to New Orleans.

Traffic in Baton Rouge is sometimes heavy.

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Natchez has more antebellum homes because it was untouched during the war, the Under The Hill Saloon and other venues adjacent by the river is about it.

Vicksburg is so much bigger in size and has so much more to visit as a result of Grant's siege, particularly the CAIRO ironclad remains.

If I had to choose - Vicksburg.

61 is the main modern highway, The Great River Road are the secondary roads closest to the river - on the state paper road map its the road with dotted lines, indicating "scenic" route, parallel to the road nearest the river. Your call.

Enjoy.

Sutton, United...
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Ah many thanks both of you for your input I will stick with Vicksburg .. have booked the Anchuca house and will follow your advice on routes 👍

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