- Southern Living
Memorial Day weekend is finally here, and Yelp has given us some inside scoop on the top destinations in the South. To compile this list, Yelp looked at cities in the South that saw the biggest spike in search traffic during Memorial Day Weekend in 2017. The list of the best places to go is truly top notch, as it includes some of our South’s Best winners for best beaches, prettiest cities, and more. Yelp went above and beyond and even suggested things to see and do and places to eat in these amazing Southern cities and towns. Those businesses and sites are among the highest rated in each city in Yelp’s database. So whether you’re going to one of these destinations this year for the kick-off-to-summer weekend or you want to plan an anytime trip, these cities and businesses are the best of the best. According to Yelp’s data, these are the most popular Southern places to go for Memorial Day weekend.
15. Biloxi, Mississippi
See: Biloxi Lighthouse
This 1848 lighthouse is the city’s signature landmark. Take a guided tour or visit for a photo opp.
Do: Biloxi Shrimping Trip
Learn about the shrimping industry and catch some Gulf Coast shrimp for yourself on this educational and interactive boat tour.
Eat: Patio 44
Relax on the patio with creole-style cuisine fresh from the Gulf. Yelp reviewers love the Gouda Grits, Blue Crab Fondue, and Fried Green Tomatoes.
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