50 Best Places in the South Now
Our favorite new discoveries from Key Largo to Kentucky.
The South is experiencing a renaissance. From food to culture to creativity, there have never been more things to do in the South. The editors of Southern Living have selected their best picks across the South, including restaurants, bars, parks, theaters, museums, and more. Birmingham’s newly-restored Lyric Theatre highlights the best in historic preservation. Kentucky’s Big Four Bridge is now a bicycle and pedestrian-focused marvel. From jazz in New Orleans to baseball in Biloxi, from the blues in St. Louis to Brennan’s, bourbons, and books, there always new and exciting things to do in the South. So book a room at the Biltmore, or the 21C Museum Hotel; take a seat at a table at Brennan’s, or maybe Bowens Island is more your style. Whatever you choose, you know you will be enjoying some of the South’s best.