Five destinations inspired by the Oscars
Where to stay: There's plenty of smaller-scale hotels in Jackson from Marriott, Sheraton and Hyatt brands. We suggest you make the most of your tip, though, and stay in Savannah, Georgia or Memphis, Tenn., and take some driving tours through the south. Start in Savannah at the Mansion on Forsyth Park and drive the 531 miles from Georgia through Alabama to Mississippi, experiencing some of the best cities the south has to offer. Or, cut your drive time down a few hours and stay at The Peabody Memphis, one of the city's most grandiose hotels located one block from Historic Beale Street.