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50 photos that will make you wish you lived in the South

INSIDER Logo By Meredith Cash of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 51: 
  
    The South is one of the most
    beautiful parts of the United States.
  
  The region, which comprises 16 states and Washington, DC, is
  home to sweet tea, sweeping landscapes, and unique architecture.
  
  From Texas' Mexican-inspired
  cuisine to the stunning beaches of Florida and the lush forests of West Virginia, the region has
    something to offer everyone.
  

  Between its beautiful beaches, charming cities, and its renowned
  hospitality, there are many reasons to visit the South.

  The South, according to
  the US Census Bureau, is made
  up of 16 states - Alabama; Arkansas; Delaware; Florida; Georgia;
  Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; North Carolina;
  Oklahoma; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; and West
  Virginia - as well as Washington, DC.

  These photos of the region will make you wish you lived in the
  South, or, if you already live there, make you feel grateful that
  you do.

  • The South is one of the most beautiful parts of the United States.
  • The region, which comprises 16 states and Washington, DC, is home to sweet tea, sweeping landscapes, and unique architecture.
  • From Texas' Mexican-inspired cuisine to the stunning beaches of Florida and the lush forests of West Virginia, the region has something to offer everyone.

Between its beautiful beaches, charming cities, and its renowned hospitality, there are many reasons to visit the South.

The South, according to the US Census Bureau, is made up of 16 states - Alabama; Arkansas; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; North Carolina; Oklahoma; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; and West Virginia - as well as Washington, DC.

These photos of the region will make you wish you lived in the South, or, if you already live there, make you feel grateful that you do.

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