A Plug for Montgomery, Alabama
This is less of a question than a statement but I have relatives in Montgomery and very few people realize what an interesting town it is. It has the Civil Rights Memorial designed by Maya Lin, a great theater (the Alabama Shakespeare Festival), a weird area of folk art called the Cross Garden and some terrific restaurants, plus lovely scenic areas right outside of town. So don't cross it off your list if you're heading south. It doesn't get much publicity but it's a terrific place to visit.