This time we let you decide.

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Last fall, our editors decided to launch an annual, digitally crowd-sourced feature around the South's best–and the response was overwhelming. As we pored through nearly 22,000 online surveys, one thing was clear: Southerners are passionate about their favorites. From an Irish pub in Mobile, Alabama, to a historic hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, from a charming shop in Savannah, Georgia to the great city of Charleston, South Carolina, this was a reminder of the spectacular sights, inspiring people, and cultural institutions that define our region.

Learn more about the survey methodology here.