Are you looking for quintessential Southern towns to explore during your stay in Jackson, MS? Of course, our lovely area offers plenty of things to do and see, but there are several towns nearby that are worth exploring, too! For example, when you visit Greenwood, MS, you can see expansive cotton fields, dine at delectable restaurants, experience world-class shopping, and marvel at the tree-lined boulevards. Take a look at our list of things to do in Greenwood, MS and decide which activity you’ll do first!
As you begin to plan your getaway to Jackson, MS, download our free Vacation Guide! It contains our top suggestions for activities in and around Jackson, as well as things to do in Greenwood, MS. You can also find details about our stunning accommodations at the luxurious Fairview Inn.
What Are the Best Things to Do in Greenwood, MS?
After spending a day in Greenwood, you’re sure to leave with an understanding of the intricate history of this picturesque Southern town that’s also known as the “Gateway to the Delta.”
Shopping is a great way to get the feel of an area, and downtown Greenwood is a wonderful place to start. There are a number of shops here with something to pique everyone’s interest. You can discover Melon Patch, one of our favorite boutiques in Greenwood, MS, that offers a premium selection of women’s clothing. If you are looking for fine china, Fincher’s has classic pieces to complete your collection, or the employees can help you start one. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, head to Delta Emporium in downtown Greenwood. It’s a great spot to find jewelry, handbags, pottery, and more, all made by local artisans and vendors.
One of the most interesting things you can do in downtown Greenwood is sign up to take a cooking class at the Viking store. Since the famous Viking stoves are made in Greenwood, this is the perfect place to hone your skills and cook on top of the line equipment.
Whether you are searching for designer labels or top brands, you’ll find them at the Greenwood Park Mall. This mainstream mall offers a wide variety of shops and eateries, the perfect treats on your day trip. You’re sure to find something beautiful as you partake in one of our favorite things to do in Greenwood, MS, shopping!
During your day trip to Greenwood, you’re bound to get a little hungry. With more than 30 restaurants in Greenwood, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your craving. We suggest grabbing lunch at the Southern Delta Bistro, or enjoy an upscale dinner in the beautiful, 19th-century-inspired Giardina’s Restaurant. If you are looking for something sweet, order a slice of pie from the Crystal Grill downtown.
Museum of the Mississippi Delta
The Museum of the Mississippi Delta, also known as the Cottonlandia Museum, offers a glimpse into the intricate past of Greenwood and its role in Mississippi history. Learn about the Native Americans who once inhabited this land through various exhibits. View the amazing displays of art, photography, fossils, and documents. Each collection helps tell the tale of our state history.
The Winery at Williams Landing
If you enjoy trying regional wines, you’ll want to plan to stop at the Winery of Williams Landing. This small-batch, artisan winery is housed inside a restored fire station in downtown Greenwood overlooking the Yazoo River. Each savory wine is blended with fruit grown locally. Be sure to try Tallahatchie Red made with muscadine grapes and Delta Blue made with local blueberries.
How to Get to Greenwood
Your drive to from Jackson to Greenwood will be an easy one. All you need to do is head north on I-49. On your way there and back, take your time and enjoy the ride past the Hillside National Wildlife Refuge, as well as the Morgan Break National Wildlife Refuge.
After Your Day Trip, Retire to the Fairview Inn
Now that you have spent the day discovering your favorite things to do in Greenwood, MS, enjoy the scenic, 1.5-hour drive back to the Fairview Inn where you can relax in your luxurious room.
Since you’re planning to explore the Magnolia State, you may want to stay in our Magnolia Suite! It offers a spacious king bedroom with a working fireplace and separate sitting room. Enjoy a long, rejuvenating soak in the Jacuzzi in your deluxe bathroom with a double vanity. No matter what brings you to the Fairview Inn, our boutique hotel provides you with the best place to unwind and relish in some much-deserved, personal time.
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