This time we let you decide.

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.

See the winners in your favorite categories:South's Best BarsSouth's Best Barbecue JointsSouth's Best BreweriesSouth's Best CitiesSouth's Best HotelsSouth's Best InnsSouth's Best IslandsSouth's Best MuseumsSouth's Best ResortsSouth's Best RestaurantsSouth's Best ShopsSouth's Best Small TownsSouth's Best Tailgates

Learn more about the survey methodology here.