The South's Best Cities 2023

Travelers know that when it’s time to experience all of the high-energy excitement the South has to offer, there’s only one answer: Head to a city. The South's many metros are destinations that do it all. They’re hubs of art, culture, and cuisine, not to mention athletics and yes, even outdoor adventure. Once again, we asked our readers to vote on their favorites, and they came through with a list of the best of the best. Some of this year’s winners will be no surprise to Southerners, but others have moved up the list to claim their spots in the coveted top few. Set your sights on these cities, and you’ll be in for a trip filled with the best museums, restaurants, shopping districts, and parks the region has to offer. Pack your bags and embark on a trip to one (or all!) of these treasured communities. You simply can’t go wrong with a trip to one of the South’s best cities.