Beau Rivage, Biloxi
The Alluvian, Greenwood
Seafood R’evolution, Ridgeland
The Square, Oxford
The Alluvian, Greenwood
Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, Biloxi
Viking Cooking School, Greenwood
The Graduate, Oxford
The White House Hotel, Biloxi
Fallen Oak Golf Course, Biloxi
Capital/River Region Revelry
Set your sights on charm and warm hospitality at The Fairview Inn in Jackson, a historic destination with exquisite guest rooms, a scenic garden and an outdoor deck. The Fairview’s restaurant, 1908 Provisions, is a popular spot for dinner and Sunday brunch. Save room for a meal at Seafood R’evolution in Ridgeland, which features a fine-dining fusion of flavors reflecting Gulf Coast cuisine. The custom-built glass wine cellar is stocked with domestic and international wines.
Make time during your stay to do some serious shopping. The Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland features local boutiques, top national retailers and a myriad of restaurants within an atmosphere of European and Mediterranean architecture. At the Outlets of Mississippi in Pearl, you’ll find your own gems at a wide selection of retailers. While here, view the Mississippi-shaped marble monument highlighting the Blues and Country Music Trails, and enjoy songs by Mississippi artists while you shop.
Bet on a Good Time on the Coast
For a stately home base on the Coast, stop at The White House Hotel, with its antebellum appearance set in an atmosphere of live oaks and beach views. The historic hotel has elegant suites and guest rooms, a rooftop veranda and a restaurant serving Gulf Coast cuisine and specialty drinks.
Get your game on at the Palace Casino Resort, featuring more than 850 slots and a spacious table games area. Indulge in the spa or enjoy a round of golf at the resort’s Preserve Golf Club, with views of longleaf pines and live oaks. Gaming goes glam at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, which boasts elegant guest rooms and suites, several restaurants and lounges, a spa and a pool deck. While you’re here, book a game on the manicured greens of the affiliated Fallen Oak Golf Course.
The Coast’s marine life is the focus of the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, where you’ll explore the region’s waterside history. For an interactive experience with the kids, visit The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for hands-on exhibits, entertaining programs and play areas.
Tee up for Fun in the Pines
A stay in a cottage, villa or condominium at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point is a getaway worthy of golfing greats. While you’re here, enjoy a round on the beautiful greens. Old Waverly’s founders also opened the nearby Mossy Oak Golf Club, which captures the essence of nature throughout its course and guest cabins.
Use a free morning or afternoon to visit the conservation-minded sporting estate Prairie Wildlife for a quail, dove, rabbit or deer hunt. For a tour through West Point’s history, take a drive to Waverley Plantation Mansion, a restored antebellum home famed for its unique architecture.
High Time in the Hills
Begin your journey in the plush lobby of The Graduate hotel in Oxford, where pink oak floors set a chic stage for locals and visitors alike to gather in a setting filled with vintage books and vibrant furnishings. The hotel’s rooftop bar is the perfect spot for a cocktail overlooking the famous Oxford Square, and the cozy café features carnival-inspired fixtures. If you favor classic European style, check into Chancellor’s House hotel, featuring a country house design complete with butler service, private balconies, a rooftop lounge, a spa and a tea room overlooking the garden.
The Square, known as Oxford’s cultural and economic hub, is where you’ll find fine shopping in exclusive boutiques, historic bookstores and the South’s oldest department store, Neilson’s, which opened in 1839. This is also the spot to explore galleries with works by local artists, as well as cuisine to satisfy any palate.
Just south of The Square, take a literary trip back in time to Rowan Oak, the former residence of William Faulkner. Tucked into 29 wooded acres, the house is open for year-round tours, children’s activities and seasonal special events.
Something to Savor in the Delta
Center your stay in the Delta region at The Alluvian Hotel in Greenwood, voted the state’s best hotel or resort by Mississippi Magazine readers each year since 2007. The accolades for the hotel and its restaurant, Giardina’s, also include multiple AAA Four-Diamond Awards and honors from TripAdvisor, Thrillist and Wine Spectator. From the intimate courtyard to the luxurious modern guest rooms and suites, you’ll see what all the fuss is about.
Venture across the street to Viking Cooking School and learn to stir up something special of your own. With classes in everything from basic cooking to baking to ethnic cuisine and dinner party prep, there’s something for cooking enthusiasts of every skill level.
Hands-on happenings continue at TurnRow Book Company. Patrons can enjoy lunch at the onsite café and return for evenings with author signings, musical performances and regional art shows.
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