Welcome to our selection of holiday rentals in Mississippi.
Did you know that Coca-Cola was first bottled in Mississippi? Or that the largest and longest man made beach is in Mississippi?
Well, you certainly would know that Elvis Presley was born here! The king of Rock-and-roll was born in Tupelo. It now hosts Graceland – a tribute to Elvis with a park, museum, and memorial chapel besides a story wall dedicated to its celebrated son.
In fact, besides Elvis, Mississippi gave birth to Jazz, Rhythm and blues Country and Gospel music. There seems to be something about music in this place! On a different note, the Vicksburg Military Park, established in 1889, is a beautiful 1800-acre park with marble and granite markers celebrating the 47-day civil war and defense of Vicksburg and is well worth a visit. In fact, many of the battles of the Civil war were fought here. You can visit one of the many reenactments that are staged throughout the year along with a visit to the historic monuments and cemeteries that capture this event. The National Civil Right Museum is also a good place to visit to know more about the civil rights struggle. The museum is located in the hotel where Martin Luther King was assassinated.
Talking of catfish, Mississippi overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and visitors can indulge in some great fishing. Of course, if you want to get indoors for a while, the Casinos provide a host of activities along with shopping, spa, golf courses and excellent restaurants.
There is always some festival that you can partake or enjoy in this festival filled state. When you need a break from seeing the second longest river in the US – the Mississippi River, hop on to a riverboat cruise or rent a canoe to enjoy the river. Besides these, other water activities are also available.
A visit to Mississippi would not be complete without a visit to Beagle Street, which is home to 25 clubs and museums. Day or night, there is something going on that you can enjoy. An unusual attraction is the Peabody Ducks. Each morning these ducks march into the fountain in the hotel’s lobby to the beat of King Cotton March and the ceremony is reversed in the evening. A tradition that has been on show from 1932!
All this is sure to work up an appetite and if so, you are in the right place. Food here is an event, a celebration and family, fairs, friends and festivals are mere excuses to indulge in the famed southern cooking! The catfish is king here and the various preparations will have you coming back for seconds.
There is also the Memphis Zoo that has over 3,000 animals and has been a popular attraction for over 100 years now.
Memphis has a lot to offer for the visitor looking for a break from the drudgery of everyday life!
We are sorry but at the present time we do not have any holiday rentals available in Mississippi.
Things to do
The Jackson Zoo is one of Mississippi’s top zoos and a keen contributor to wildlife conservation efforts. The zoo offers a range of activities and educational programs for children as well as a range of animals to see, including Chimpanzees and Tigers.
Russell C. Davis Planetarium
Visitors can experience space in the Russell C. Davis Planetarium. The planetarium offers a range of shows and displays from sky shows to laser light shows. The theatre allows visitors to see the universe and learn about the stars and other popular topics in astronomy.
BB King Museum
BB King is a Blues pioneer and a guitarist who has influenced audiences and musicians around the world for decades. The museum explores BB Kings life and career, which has spanned more than 60 years using film and exhibitions.
The Birthplace of Elvis Presley
Tupelo, Mississippi is the birthplace of “The King”, Elvis Presley. Today his birthplace can be visited and is visited by fans from around the world during August for Fan Appreciation Day.
Dunn’s Falls Water Park
Dunn’s Falls Water Park is a stunning area of land with rushing rivers and waterfalls as well as a water wheel, which provided power to a gristmill. The park offers cabins and camping activities as well as fishing and a picnic by the reconstructed Grist Mill
Mississippi River Tours
The Mississippi River offers a range of beautiful countryside to enjoy and boat tours are available with panoramic views. Some boats are enclosed for comfort and offer drinks and food during the tour.
The major airports in Mississippi are the Jackson Evers International Airport and the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The state also has a variety of regional airports throughout the state.
The state capital and largest city is Jackson. Other major cities include Gulfport and Hattiesburg.
The climate in Mississippi is stable and varies little during the summer, with temperatures across the state reaching averages of over 30C. In winter however the temperatures vary depending on the proximity to the coast. Costal areas tend to remain much warmer in winter than the inland areas of the state. During the hurricane season Mississippi is at risk of being struck and there tends to be several tornados per year, some strong.
Mississippi is located on the Gulf Coast in the southern United States. Mississippi shares borders with the states of Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana. The states western border follows the line of the Mississippi River as it nears the end of its journey to the sea having started in the far north of the U.S in Minnesota.