There's no richer, more soulful place than the South. And we can prove it. From boutique hotels to the best hamburger you've ever eaten, here are our favorite new sights, sounds, and flavors across the region.
The Modern Speakeasy: These low-light and cozy quarters create a Prohibition-era vibe of incognito, while the meticulous bartenders
remain entirely conspicuous in their reverence for a well-made drink.
Moonshine, the fiery Southern Spirit, has gone legit. Here are five of our favorites to come out of the woodwork.
Holeman and Finch Public House
From the robust patties to the bread-and-butter pickles, Atlanta's Holeman and Finch Public House shares what makes their burgers the best.
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Serving everything from empanadas to fish tacos and frozen pops, these 10 trucks are slinging some of the best chow in the
The Avett Brothers
They’re the best thing to happen to Southern rock since “Free Bird.” This string-happy trio (brothers Scott and Seth Avett, and Bob Crawford), former indie rockers who found their niche in punk-inflected American folk rock (that’s right), know their way around a song.
Read more about the Avett Brothers and watch them play
Here are a few of the hottest new spots on the circuit.
Be sure to download these Southern standouts to your iPod.
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
This Mississippi art museum became a symbol of renewal during the rebuilding of Biloxi after Hurricane Katrina.
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Author of Mattaponi Queen, which won the Bakeless Prize in Fiction, Belle shares her thoughts on the unique sense of discovery inherent in Southern travel.
Read Belle's thoughts on Southern travel
5 of our favorite booksellers from around the region:
Discover Southern designer Lucinda Robinson and her lovely line of dresses, Lucinda Eden.
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Southern-designed and Southern-made jeans are the new denim must-have. Here are our picks for the leaders of the pack.
Max & Company
Shop-owner Phoebe Howard creates a new take on Southern classics in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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From home accents to jewelry, Warehouse Row houses some of the most unique boutique stores that Chattanooga has to offer.
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Cross-Country Ski in Canaan Valley, West Virginia
Cross-country skiing may seem so…Nordic…but the South has its own hub of skinny-ski activity.
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Hike the Revamped Roan Mountain, North Carolina/Tennessee
Roan Mountain is a collection of rare mile-high bald knobs hugging the North Carolina/Tennessee border with 360-degree views worthy of a Julie Andrews solo.
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Go Cascading in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Get up-close and personal with some of the most beautiful and secluded waterfalls in Virginia.
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Explore the New River Gorge, West Virginia
Ziplines, hiking trails, white water, and breathtaking fall color; the New River Gorge in West Virginia is the ideal Southern autumn adventure.
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