Jackson is the capital of, and largest city in, the expansive state of Mississippi. In Hinds County and on the Pearl River, this “City with Soul” is the birthplace of blues and its soulful musicians. Jackson’s name-drop in Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” hints at the city’s musical legacy. Mississippi’s rich history and antebellum past gives its hot and steamy weather weight.
Jackson is culturally rich, and has a handful of extraordinary pieces of history to look back on. For example, the Mississippi Blues Trail has multiple stops in Jackson. Along the trail you can visit Ace Records, Gold Coast (of the prohibition), Trumpet Records, and the Subway Lounge. This blues pilgrimage gives you an intimate view into the music movement that put Jackson on the map. Another cultural mecca is at Eudora Welty’s home in the Belhaven neighbourhood of Jackson. Welty’s prolific and inimitable Southern writing is honoured at this national historic landmark and museum. Tours run Tuesday to Friday for you to view the environment that produced almost all of Welty’s fiction since the 1920’s. See a little more of every-day Jackson life at the Mississippi Farmers Market. On Saturdays from 8am until 2pm, the largest farmers market in Mississippi is set right next to the fairgrounds. The market allows you to get produce straight from the farmers’ hands to yours. The Mississippi Museum of Art is the largest museum in the state, and holds an array of new and permanent exhibitions. The museum is closed on Mondays, and is currently displaying “The Mississippi Story” collection.
Jackson has so much to offer, but the surrounding cities will treat you to even more Southern Hospitality. Take a trip to “the big easy” for New Orleans’ finest nightlife, music, food and festivities. The powerhouse of New Orleans is famous for its infamous Mardi Gras, so a trip during February would show you New Orleans at its absolute finest.
Memphis, Tennessee is three hours away from Jackson. The drive is a bit of a trek, but a trip to Graceland will complete your music education after hitting Jackson. Graceland is the shrine, and was the home of, Elvis Presley. You can tour Graceland for $40 (pricey but worth it) and witness the mansion that fulfilled the King of rock ’n’ roll’s dreams in the pinnacle of pop culture.
Boogie on down to the Clarksdale’s Delta Blues Museum, three hours north of Jackson. The museum famously displays Mississippi’s musical influence. See Muddy Waters’ guitar and permanent exhibit, B.B King’s “lucille,” and so much more. Feel the rhythm, history, and echoes of Mississippi blues. Experience nature in Mississippi at the petrified forest. This natural time capsule takes us back 36 million years to prehistoric times. The massive stone logs give us perspective, and the nature trail and wildlife display help you to enjoy your present. There is a $7 fee for the forest etc, but it’s a sight to see!
Jackson is a vibrant city to rent accommodation in. Book a rental with Tripping to ensure a successful trip! Tripping can help you find the house or hotel that you need, and at a price that works for you. Downtown Jackson is where the action is, however new construction is in progress as part of a renovation project.
Jackson has some walkable areas, as the large city has central hubs. However, renting a car can’t hurt if you plan on taking some day trips, or following the Mississippi Blues Trail. Jackson-Evers International Airport can be found in nearby Rankin County, where you could rent a car for your convenience. The Jackson Transit System (JATRAN) has a bus service, however it is limited, as it doesn’t run on Sundays or at night.
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