Columbia, South Carolina

48 hours in Cola: Where to eat, drink, stay, and play in South Carolina’s capital

South Carolina's capital city, Columbia, has emerged from the coast's shadow as an awesome getaway in its own right. Like Louisville or Asheville or other mid-sized cities, "Cola" (as it's nicknamed) has experienced a renaissance over the last couple decades. Now, while Cola's charms are still relatively undiscovered, may be the best time to go.

Barbecue Bastion

A champion pitmaster offers a taste of Memphis’s smokin’ hot barbecue scene

Weekend Getaway: Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville’s population—approximately 185,000—is about one-third that of Memphis and Nashville. And while Memphis claims Elvis and Nashville the Grand Ole Opry, Knoxville boasts an unlikely pair of native sons: country singer Kenny Chesney and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.

What’s Classic and What’s Coming in Charleston: Music

Quentin Baxter is a native Charlestonian, world-class drummer, and musical director of the Charleston Jazz Initiative. “There are a lot of restaurants where the music is part of the experience—this has been a big part...

Ten Favorite Mountain Towns in the South

Some of our picks are celebrated locales; others may be new to you. All share these essential elements: natural splendor, a colorful history, and a slate of interesting places to drink, dine, and do a little shopping.
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Vintage Vacations: The Southeast’s most legendary and long-standing attractions

Long before a mouse named Mickey showed up in central Florida, the South was dotted with roadside attractions and family-owned amusements. Rock formations, natural springs, botanical gardens, and menageries of animals were the mainstays of vacation fun.

Road Trip: North Georgia Mountains

The mountains of north Georgia were the site of America’s first major gold strike. Today, people continue to be drawn to the Southern Appalachians, as the mountains offer up new riches.
Winter Park, Florida

Where to shop, sightsee, and more along Winter Park, Florida’s Park Avenue

Thirty miles east of Cinderella Castle, Winter Park, Florida, promises magic of a different kind.
Lake Lure

Great lakes of the Southeast

Find your perfect lake, whether you prefer action-packed pursuits or lakeside leisure.

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