Mississippi Travel Guide

Articles about Mississippi

By Alex Van Buren
Though New England may get all the press, autumn is also a wonderful time to explore the American South. This year, postpone sweater weather and head down to Oxford, Mississippi.  About 20,000 people live in the vaunted former residence of Will...
By Chris Abell

Cheering on the home team is a fantastic way to spend a Saturday. Go ahead and make it a weekend in one of these 15 great college football towns.

By Caroline Hallemann

Plan a literary pilgrimage with this guide to storied travel destinations around the world.

By Amy McKeever

As far as roadtrips for food-lovers go, the American South is a must. The proof is in the pudding—not to mention the fried green tomatoes, gulf seafood, and Cajun Bloody Marys. 

By Deb Hopewell

Visit these thriving college towns for a crash course in live music, craft beer, art, and history.

By Nicholas DeRenzo

Hotels in Mississippi

This restored Victorian is centrally located in Natchez’s historic district and a block from a lookout spot over the Mississippi River. Three rooms are outfitted with American Empire antiques; opt for the First Room for its four-poster canopied bed.

Restaurants in Mississippi

A laid-back atmosphere prevails at this waterfront restaurant. You might catch live music as you feast on fried green tomatoes or eggplant topped with crawfish and shrimp.

Things to do in Mississippi

It may not date back to the 1700s, but this park has its piece of notable history: The largest bass in the state—an 18.15-pound largemouth—was caught in Lake Natchez in 1992. See if you can beat the record with your own fishing pole, or just enjoy the park’s swimming holes and nature trails.