Steeped in heritage and tradition, Hattiesburg offers a wide range of local attractions. Centrally located less than 90 minutes from New Orleans and Mobile, the Gulf Coast, and Jackson, Mississippi,hotels in Hattiesburg accommodate travelers from far and near, who are drawn to the Hattiesburg Zoo and University of Southern Mississippi. Visitors can choose from budget hotels in Hattiesburg or spend the night in one of the many corporate suites that are available.
The Lake Terrace Convention Center is just a couple of miles away from the downtown area. The center regularly features conferences, exhibitions, and special events.
After getting settled at one of the city's fine hotels, Hattiesburg visitors can choose from a vast array of dining choices from more upscale Crescent City Grill to more casual Mugshot's Grill & Bar and Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn.
Hattiesburg is the home of the University of Southern Mississippi, a vibrant public university with an enrollment of approximately 16,000 students. After checking into one of the nearby hotels, Hattiesburg visitors can attend one of the many USM games at M.M. Roberts Stadium ("The Rock").
After checking into any one of the Hattiesburg hotels, tourists can visit fine downtown shops such as McKenzie's on Main, Go Young Fashion, and Southern Fried Comics.
The USM Golden Eagles football team plays its home games at M.M. Roberts Stadium, while the USM men's basketball team regularly holds their home games at Reed Green Coliseum. Both venues are located on the grounds of the University of Southern Mississippi.