Getting ready to come to the United States? Every region of the United States has something unique to offer, so get ready to explore! Here’s an insider’s guide to the best of what this region in America has to offer - a list of the Top 10 Things To Do in the Appalachian Highlands.
Grab a partner and do–si–do your way through this popular American folk dance. Don't worry about not knowing the steps – a teacher will lead you through it!
Salute Elvis in Graceland
The Graceland estate was the King of Rock and Roll’s castle. Listen to his music, see the famed Jungle Room, and pay your respects at his grave in Tennessee.
Explore Virginia's Geological Wonders
With below-ground temperatures always hovering around 56°F, Virginia’s Luray Caverns or Shenandoah Caverns are comfortable to visit year-round. Or xperience The Natural Bridge, also in Virginia. This towering limestone arch is one of the wonders of the new world.
See a Civil War Reenactment
Attend one of these exhibitions where hobbyists and historians bring history to life by dressing as soldiers and reenacting battles from the American Civil War (1861-1865).
Visit a National Park
Check out the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky; or explore Appalachian Mountain culture at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.
Go to Churchill Downs
Stroll the historic grounds of this magnificent stadium in Kentucky, which is home to America's most legendary horserace, the Kentucky Derby.
Camp Under the Stars
Leave the laptop behind, and grab your tent, sleeping bag, and some s'mores fixin's (chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallows), and spend an evening around a campfire in the great outdoors.
Find a Natural Swimming Hole
Some of the best rivers, streams, and springs are in Virginia and West Virginia. With these at your disposal, who needs a pool to swim and cool off in?
Listen to Live Music
Find the blues on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee or check the Grand Ole Opry out in Nashville, Tennessee, America's “Music City.”
Take a Ride through the Blue Ridge Parkway
Ask one of your new American friends to take you for a ride. Hit the road and explore the staggering beauty of one of the country’s most beautiful regions.