Nicest Places in the South: May 2017

They say that with age comes wisdom, and when you’re the oldest town in Texas, well, you’ve learned to get a few things right. How to perfectly round up and spread out Mother Nature’s seasonal display in public parks and gardens, for instance. Or how to take a few hundred wild years of history—Nacogdoches has sat under nine different flags—and package them up neatly enough for a visitor to enjoy a pleasant afternoon. How to balance small-town charm, big-city entertainment, and world-class hospitality, and present it all with a broad and easy Texan grin. That’s why we believe—and we think you’ll agree—Nacogdoches is 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