10 Places Walking Distance from the Fairview Inn

While Jackson, MS may not be known as the most walkable city, the Fairview Inn happens to be less than 20 minutes walking distance to some great museums, parks, restaurants, and more. Find out all the great places you can walk to while you are staying here, and discover our recommended paths to get there.


  1. Eudora Welty House and Garden
    • 11-minute walk (0.6 miles)

Tour the former home of this Pulitzer Prize-winning author and discover her historical garden. Appointments are required for house tours; click here for more information.


  1. Native Coffee
    • 5-minute walk (0.3 miles)

Hop over to this new addition to the neighborhood for outstanding coffee and delicious cinnamon rolls. Don’t want to step inside? Order ahead for curbside pickup.


  1. Laurel Street Park
    • 20-minute walk (1.1 miles)

The walk is worth it to get to this gem in Belhaven! In addition to a fun playground for kids and picnic tables, look out for hidden swings in the trees, great spots to hammock, a secret walking trail that leads to Le Fleur’s Bluff State Park, and even some geocaches.


  1. Belhaven Town Center
    • 11-minute walk (0.6 miles)

This up-and-coming town center currently houses Elvie’s (New Orleans style lunch and dinner), Campbell’s Craft Donuts (homemade donuts and breakfast tacos), and Spectrum Sip (healthy shakes and loaded teas). Other additions are set to join the town center soon.


  1. Baptist Healthplex
    • 13-minute walk (0.6 miles)

As a Fairview Inn guest, you can receive a complimentary day pass to this gym. Take advantage of free weights, cardio machines, a cushioned indoor track, and more. Face masks are currently required and must remain visible on the face, but can be lowered during active workouts.


  1. Fenian’s Pub
    • 14-minute walk (0.7 miles)

Celebrate Irish and Celtic heritage and history at this local neighborhood pub, and make sure you try the fried pickles!


  1. Oaks House Museum
    • 20-minute walk (1.0 mile)

Make an appointment to visit one of the only surviving structures after the burning of Jackson in the Civil War. The house was built in about 1853 and was the home of James Hervey Boyd, four-term mayor of Jackson, and it has been preserved to depict his life as it was in the mid-19th-century.


  1. Lou’s Full-Serv
    • 14-minute walk (0.7 miles)

While casual fine dining might seem like an oxymoron, that’s exactly what you’ll find at Lou’s Full-Serv. Located next to Corner Market (where Eudora Welty used to get her groceries when it was the Jitney 14), grab a filling lunch or dinner at this local eatery.


  1. Beth Israel Cemetery
    • 7-minute walk (0.4 miles)

Even before the first Jewish synagogue formed in Jackson, land was bought in 1860 by local Jewish merchants for a future Jewish cemetery. The cemetery still serves as the only Jewish cemetery in Jackson and is an interesting place to explore.


  1. The Manship Wood-Fired Kitchen
    • 10-minute walk (0.5 miles)

Take a trip over to this local favorite during happy hour on weekdays to try their wood-fired pizzas for half off.


Experience Jackson’s Charm at the Historic Fairview Inn

View of the Fairview Inn from OutsideEnhance your time in Jackson when you stay at the Historic Fairview Inn. Our historic boutique hotel offers the finest accommodations and delectable dining in a favorite local hangout, stunning gardens, much more! It’s the ideal destination for a getaway in our beautiful, capitol city. You can unwind from your everyday stress, change up your routine, and get pampered as you deserve.

Our Castle Garden Suite is perfect to come home to after a day walking around the historic Belhaven district. Enjoy a spacious bedroom with a tranquil color palette, lounge in the gorgeous sunroom, sip a glass of wine, take a rejuvenating bath, and get a good night’s sleep in the comfy king bed. When you wake up the next morning, a delicious breakfast will be waiting for you!


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