The best of the Southeast

Everything a traveler could want can be found across the Southeast. The quickly changing landscape offers rolling hills, craggy mountains, pristine beaches and marshy seaside. Its flavors capture the melange of American people, from seafood in the Carolinas, to those inimitable dishes in Louisiana. Museums, cobblestone streets and handicrafts reflect the rich history and the incredible diversity of people in the region.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitition has combed Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida and Louisiana for the best Southeastern experiences for travelers. Though you may find some familiar locations, we have included some hidden gems in each state to help round out your itinerary.