Start planning your next getaway. These Southern cities and towns are worth a visit this year – or any year.
New Orleans, Louisiana: There’s no better time to visit the Big Easy! It’s New Orleans’ tricentennial, so Mardi Gras will be bigger and better than ever!
Richmond, Virginia: Soak in the city’s rich history, then visit Scott’s Addition neighborhood to find craft brewers, boutiques and restaurants.
Bardstown, Kentucky: Bardstown is the Bourbon Capital of the world so start at the Bourbon Heritage Center at Heaven Hill Distillery.
Brenham, Texas: After a tour of the Blue Bell creamery, explore Lake Somerville State Park or wander the Bluebonnet Wine Trail.
Jackson, Mississippi: Visit the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then head to the Fondren District for some of the city’s best food and libations
Brevard, North Carolina: The Brevard Music Center’s Summer Festival entices music lovers from all over the country. Seeking nature? Visit Looking Glass Falls or hike the miles of trails in Pisgah National Forest.
St. Petersburg, Florida: Art lovers will not want to miss the Dali and Duchamp show this spring at The Dali Museum, as well as the city’s local street art.
Memphis, Tennessee: Barbecue and rock ‘n’ roll baby! Plan a May visit for the barbecue world championship and the Beale Street Music Festival. Greenville,
North Carolina: Enjoy this city’s vast food and drink offerings. Between meals, explore the Upcountry History Museum or Falls Park.