Best of the South: February 2017 | Great Southern Destinations

Whether you’re trying to decide when to plan your vacation, or looking for a reason to visit somewhere new, here is your guide to the South’s best happenings this February.

Experience the South’s best events! Here to help you discover your next great southern escape – each month, we find the most popular and most unique happenings across the map. No matter where your journey begins, check out these suggested experiences for your next vacation!

February 16 – 20, 2017
Miami Beach, Florida
Experience Miami’s thrilling boating lifestyle at the Miami International Boat Show. Featuring over one-thousand new boats and yachts, on-water boating skills classes, and boating seminars – spend this President’s Day weekend at one of the best boat shows of the year. Details

February 22 – 26, 2017
Miami Beach, Florida
Set to attract more than sixty-five thousand guests to the heart of South Beach, treat yourself this year to one of the country’s most admired culinary events. A rare opportunity to see your favorite cooking personalities in the Sunshine State, get your tickets for the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Details

February 25, 2017
Charleston, South Carolina
A festival well-crafted with beer enthusiasts in mind, experience hand-selected brews from regional breweries at the 8th Annual Brewvival festival. Known as Charleston’s craft beer revival, celebrate the finest beers in the south with fellow craft beer fans in the beautiful setting of Charleston, South Carolina. Details

February 25, 2017
Tybee Island, Georgia
Beat the big city crowds this month and celebrate Mardi Gras on Tybee Island. What better way for the whole family to kick-off the spring season than a trip to Georgia’s charming coastal island for the 9th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration. Details

February 26, 2017
Daytona Beach, Florida
Rev your engines for the 59th Annual DAYTONA 500! One of racing’s biggest days of the year – see two-time DAYTONA 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. attempt a third victory and one of country music band, Lady Antebellum, take the stage for the ultimate pre-race show. Details

Great Southern Destinations - your source for the South’s best happenings! This article does not include very event on our list – only our travel experts’ top suggestions. Dates and locations are subject to change. Need event accommodations? View our Great Southern Destinations Vacation Deals here.