You’ve been on the road for days, driving through the swamps of South Carolina, passing Georgia’s oak trees, and roaming through the mountains of Tennessee. You are road tripping to the south, and it’s the most exciting adventure you’ve ever had! We want you to experience our beautiful state too, so we’ve put together the perfect itinerary of Mississippi road trip attractions. Learn about America’s history, eat delicious Southern food, and discover hidden gems in the city of Jackson. Check out the list below and start planning your stay at Fairview Inn today!
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Discover the Best Mississippi Road Trip Attractions in Jackson
Stroll Around the Fondren District
Every city has a quaint neighborhood that needs be explored. In New York City, it’s Greenwich Village; Notting Hill in London; Le Marais in Paris; and the Fondren District for Jackson, MS. Breathe in the lovely atmosphere as you walk past colorful houses and cute little stores. The smell of freshly-ground coffee hangs in the air as you pass by the cafes and bakeries.
Tip: Stop at La Brioche and taste their macarons. The lemon rose and salted caramel are our favorites!
Dive Into History
Jackson, MS, has an impressive history and a rich past that’s just waiting to be explored. Take some time in the morning to visit the best museums in town. Start your journey at the Museum of Mississippi History and learn about our heritage. Then, head next door to the Mississippi Civil Right Museum, an absolute must-see for all U.S. citizens. You’ll learn about the events and people that sparked change and created a better future in this educational and interactive atmosphere.
Have a Southern Lunch
Jackson, MS, is full of fantastic restaurants that offer the authentic Southern food you’ve been craving, but one tops them all. Drago’s Seafood Restaurant is exactly what you are looking for. Established in 1969, this eatery is a local favorite and provides customers with traditional dishes and seafood delights. It’s also the home of the “original charbroiled oysters”, a must-try! Make sure you order the shrimp creole as well.
Go For a Walk in the Petrified Forest
No road trip to Mississippi is complete without stopping at the Petrified Forest. It’s a unique and magical place you ought to see once in your lifetime. Enter a fairytale realm in this almost supernatural forest and go for an afternoon walk. Observe how a strange natural phenomena turned the trees into stones thousands of years ago. Hike along the nature trail, let your mind escape to the sound of the flowing river, and let all of your worries fly away with the birds hidden in the trees. Hunt for sparkling gems in the water and pick up souvenirs for your family at the gift shop.
Have Dinner at 1908 Provisions
After a few hours in the forest, end your day with a delicious dinner at our restaurant, 1908 Provisions. No need to walk around town looking for a place; you can enjoy a refined culinary experience right here at Fairview Inn! Take time in your room to rest and come downstairs for delicious cocktails in the Library Lounge, followed by a three-course dinner prepared by chef Corey Ellison. Make sure to order Simon’s 1908 burger (the best in town!) and one of our specialty desserts.
Have the Most Relaxing Stop at the Historic Fairview Inn
Explore all the wonders of Jackson, MS, for the day, and before you get on the road again, stop at the Historic Fairview Inn for a night of rest. You can treat yourself to some much-needed relaxation in one of our stunning accommodations!
Book our Dayton Cooper Room and enjoy its charm with your significant other. Take a hot bath in your private bathroom, put on one of the luxurious robes, and nestle up by the fireplace with a cup of tea. Get a good night’s sleep and wake up the next morning to a delicious breakfast. You will be refreshed and ready to go for the rest of your road trip!
Book your stay today and let us take care of you at the Historic Fairview Inn!