Known as the “City with Soul,” Jackson is rich with Mississippi culture. With such a warm, passionate local community, you are sure to find the best of the Deep South. Whether it is learning more about Jackson’s history, loosening your pants for some good cooking, or discovering its arts and music scene, you surely will have the best time during your trip.
Wondering where to stay in Jackson, MS? There are quite a few different areas depending on your interests and itinerary. If you want to be near the action, be sure to look into Downtown Jackson. Here you will find a host of historical landmarks and can learn more about Mississippi and its role as one of the keys states for the South. Stroll by Mississippi State Capitol to see the beautiful building for yourself. Then, visit Old Capitol Museum and the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion for more Jackson history. You may also want to step into the Old Mt. Helm Baptist Church and the Farish District to learn more about Black history in Jackson specifically.
The Battlefield Park is great if you are interested in learning more about the U.S. Civil War. Another must-visit for war history buffs is the Mississippi War Memorial Building. In case your priorities are more centered around culture, the local art scene will be right up your alley. Start with the Mississippi Museum of Art. Once you are hungry, check out Saltine, which is a seafood restaurant that is located in a former school.
Want to visit Tougaloo College and its campus landmarks, like the Boddie Mansion? Then staying in a hotel bear North Jackson-Ridgeland will be very convenient for you. In case you like golfing, you may want to stay near either The Refuge or Annandale Golf Club. An alternative is Trustman Park for catching an Atlanta Braves baseball game.
Other beautiful outdoor areas are Mynelle Gardens Arbotoreum and Botanical Center, the Jackson Zoological Parks, and Riverside Park. The Mynelle Gardens will make for a charming afternoon wandering around the gorgeous plants and flowers. The Jackson Zoological Park is fun for kids and great for anyone interest in animals. Last but not least, Riverside Park is a beautiful area to walk around, and it is right near many kid-friendly museums.
Overall, there are over 118 hotels to be found in Jackson, starting at
You will most likely fly into Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, which has American Eagle, Delta, Southern Airways Express, and United Express airlines. It is only about a 20-minute drive from downtown Jackson. In case you still want to stay closer to the airport before or after you fly, there are around ten nearby hotels starting at