Nicest Place in the South: May 2016

Bienvenue a Natchitoches! Nestled in the heart of Cane River Country, this Southern gem is Louisiana’s oldest permanent settlement—giving it ample time to learn how to do things (Christmas lights, meat pie, alligators, you name it) just right. From the Old World elegance of its nationally renowned downtown to the toe-tapping bon temps of the annual Zydeco festival, Natchitoches has a little something for everyone. Come on down, we think you’ll find it’s the perfect blend of European grace, Creole flavor, and Southern charm, making it—undoubtedly—one of the Nicest Places in the South.



Blueberry, Texas: Where the Best Berries by Far Are the Blue Ones

Nacogdoches, Texas

Good and good for you, the Southern-loved blueberry gets to have his own big-time woohoo party at the annual Texas Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches, Texas

Mule Tales and Nightingales: How America Got Some of Her Biggest Laughs

Nacogdoches, Texas

Three brothers, one mule, and a Texas-sized sense of humor is all it took to add up to one of America’s funniest acts

Downtown in the Oldest Town in Texas

Nacogdoches, Texas

Folks have been coming to and through Nacogdoches for a long time, and for good reason—it’s not only the Gateway to the rest of Texas but one of the state’s finest jewels

The Pre-Revolution Revolutions of Nacogdoches, Texas

Nacogdoches, Texas

From the steps of Nacogdoches’ historic center, the Old Stone Fort, three hopeful republics declared their independence, but it just wasn’t meant to be

Proud Nacogdoches: Biggest, Bloomiest, Oldest, and First

Nacogdoches, Texas

We take our superlatives pretty seriously around here—but especially when it comes to a place like Nacogdoches