Leave your Heart and find your Soul in Jackson
Discover, Jackson, Mississippi, the “City with Soul” that’s just the right size with big city amenities, but a small town appeal. Jackson was named in the 2014 AAA Southern Traveler’s “Best of the South” feature.
What makes Jackson, Mississippi the City with Soul? It’s simply, the people! The people who work, play and live here do so with passion, grace and heart. More than that, the artists, musicians, teachers, restaurateurs, doctors, lawyers, business people, hotel owners, moms and pops who call this place home typically go out of their way to make it actually feel like home!
Jackson is a fresh destination for a relaxed weekend getaway or an extended stay to explore 27 unique museums and attractions in a lush green setting, over 300 enticing restaurants, hundreds of fun events and festivals, three historic cultural districts, two universities and several colleges, innumerable visual and performing arts, hot sports action and cool nightlife. You’ll be able to choose from 48 comfy hotels and inns to suit your taste and budget.
|Jackson, Mississippi | Museum of Art and Garden|
Speaking of the arts, the City with Soul has always been a very literary town. Willie Morris, Richard Wright, Richard Ford and other greats made their homes here over the years. Pulitzer Prize winning author and Jackson native Eudora Welty, will be honored around the world April 15 – July 3, 2015 during her biennial celebration, along with Margaret Walker’s Centennial Celebration the first half of the year.
Try the tour of actual locales in Kathryn Stockett’s New York Times best-selling novel The Help, or Tate Taylor’s “Get on up”, the James Brown story, both major motion pictures filmed here. Explore Jackson’s Blues Trail with thirteen descriptive markers, or relive history through four driving tours of significant Civil Rights Movement sites in the city. History buff? Jackson has a fascinating and complex history to discover from the pre-historic Natchez Trace, to the Civil War, to the current downtown Renaissance!
Steeped in southern culture, Jackson is home to a multitude of world-class painters, sculptors, dancers, actors, architects, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, and artisans of many disciplines. Find original work in galleries and charming shops and fine performances on a variety of city stages. The city pulses with music from classical to inspirational, home-grown gospel, blues, jazz, rock ‘n roll, R&B and more found all around the town. Live music and year ‘round festivals enliven your senses and recharge your soul!
|Jackson, Mississippi | State Capitol|
The local cuisine is classic Southern, ranging from satisfying Soul Food to creative Southern Fusion, to international fare with a southern flair. Your favorite national brands are also found among Jackson’s 300 restaurants!
Downtown Jackson, the heart of the entertainment district, blooms with new and reborn historic hotels and a variety of flexible meeting spaces. New residential havens and trendy shops teem with young urbans proud of their city and eager to make sure you have a good time while you’re here. Like to eat? You’ll find satisfaction! There’s fine cuisine from chic, southern fusion to fresh Gulf seafood to amazing soul food and favorite national brands at every turn.
Beautifully changing seasons offer numerous fall and holiday events rich with tradition, surprising spring flings for shaking off winter’s chill, and laid back summer celebrations that detour off the fast lane. Let us show you how it’s done in the City with Soul!
Jackson’s a soulful kind of place for a weekend getaway, family fun, a group tour, a reunion, a convention or a small business meeting. After visiting, you’ll fall in love, losing your heart, but finding your soul!