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Every summer, visitors to the Blue Ridge Mountains are treated to this stunning show of color

Called the “King of Shrubs,” the rhododendron loves high altitudes; it’s the national flower of Nepal and a familiar sight in the Southern Appalachians, where blossoms of white, pink, red, and purple paint the tallest slopes in the eastern United States.
Four easy weekend trips just across the Georgia state line

Four easy weekend trips just across the Georgia state line

Sure, you can fly from Atlanta to almost anywhere in the world. but we’re loving these easy weekend road trips just over Georgia’s state line.

Hit the culinary and cultural highlights of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Chapel Hill, home to the University of North Carolina (UNC), has that elusive blend of qualities that makes for an ideal weekend destination: instantly comfortable yet demanding to be explored.

3 killer hotel restaurants around the Southeast

Stay and eat at these three stellar spots in Miami, Amelia Island, and Highlands.
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Why design enthusiasts should visit Nashville and High Point

Tennessee and North Carolina have always offered fun, drivable getaways for Atlantans. For design enthusiasts, Nashville and High Point now offer new reasons to visit.

Bellamy Young on her acting career, the solace of singing, and seeing Asheville through new eyes

Although she now calls New York City home, actress Bellamy Young says she’ll always be a Southern girl at heart.

5 celebrated charter captains share the local seafood spots that lure them back to land

Reel experts share their favorite places to eat fresh seafood.

Highlands, North Carolina’s Main Street is a gathering place for locals and a sweet escape for visitors

Situated on a mountain plateau in western North Carolina, some 4,000 feet above sea level, the four-stoplight town of Highlands is no secluded hamlet. Dubbed the Aspen of the East, it attracts 200,000 visitors a year.

Ask the Expert: An Asheville beer aficionado shares her favorite spots to toast the town

I would start by kayaking on the French Broad River downtown with a six-pack of Asheville Brewing Company’s Perfect Day IPA. Then I’d go to South Slope, our unofficial brewery district with eleven breweries.

Our Favorite Things: 99 of our top spots in the South

Since Southbound debuted in 2013, our staff and contributors have logged thousands of miles, consumed millions of calories, and taken countless notes and photos to showcase the very best destinations around the region. Although every place we’ve covered is special, some left a particularly powerful impression. Here, we give you the best of the very best, our favorite spots in the South.

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