It’s the first official day of summer! That means three full months of all the beach-loving, sun-soaking, waterhole dwelling you can take. To make sure you get the most out of your summer in the South, we have created the ultimate guide to the best cold treats, picnic spots, swimming holes, cool-weather clothes, and beachside hotels the South has to offer. We even tell you where you can tap your inner kid and go back to summer camp — mermaid camp in Florida anyone?
In addition to rounding up the best of summer in the South, we zeroed in on some of the most popular travel destinations in our region and created tailored guides spanning Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tastemakers from each city share his or her favorite under-the-radar spots to stay cool, and the three-month calendar ensures you won’t miss any of the hottest events in the city. We also bring you a recipe for a super-refreshing twist on cola cocktails, and wardrobe essentials from some of the best new designers in the South. Need any more motivation to get in the summer groove? Get our playlist of summer anthems from some of our favorite Southern artists. There’s not a moment of sun-drenched, memory making days to waste, so dive right in!
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