We've learned a few things over the years. Our editors have assembled the ultimate list of must-do activities from across the region. How many have you done?
The region has long been known for great music and food, but here's a trivia tip: It's also the birthplace of American architecture. No one had more of a hand in defining our country's style of design than Virginia's Thomas Jefferson, and there's simply no better way to understand Southern architectural style than to tour Monticello, Jefferson's mountaintop plantation.