Weekends on the road. This is the best of the American Southeast. The "New York Times" has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly "36 Hours" column since 2002. The many expert contributors have brought careful research, insider's knowledge, and a sense of fun to hundreds of cities and destinations, always with an eye to getting the most out of a short trip. Based on the best-selling book "36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada", the "Times" and TASCHEN now bring together the best of the Southeast. From the great urban centers on everyone's travel list to surprising locales with undiscovered character and charm, the paths lead from lunching with politicos in Washington D.C. and club-hopping in New Orleans to spotting alligators in Florida's Everglades. Featured destinations: Annapolis, Maryland; Asheville, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Birmingham, Alabama; Cape Canaveral, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlottesville, Virginia; Clarksdale, Mississippi; The Everglades, Florida; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Key West, Florida; Knoxville, Kentucky; Lexington, Kentucky; Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis, Tenn; Miami, Florida; Montgomery, Alabama; Naples, Florida; Nashville, Tenn; New Orleans, Louisiana; Orlando, Florida; Oxford, Miss; Palm Beach, Florida; Raleigh-Durham, N. Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; Savannah, Georgia; St. Simons Island, Georgia; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; and, Williamsburg, Virginia.