One thing is always true about Southerners: we are wildly passionate. Whether it’s a favorite college town, restaurant,or beach (and the list goes on!), Southerners love to celebrate the people and places they love. This special collector’s issue from the editors of Southern Living is a reminder of the spectacular sights, inspiring people, and cultural institutions that define our region. In Best of the South, we share the best-kept secrets and classic charms of forever favorites like Charleston, Asheville, Savannah, and more. We spotlight our round-ups of the South’s best beaches, seafood joints, and scenic drives, to name a few. From cover to cover, this issue is filled with even more reasons to love the South.