Travel the beaten path or take a leisurely stroll down a tree-lined street into
the heart of Mississippi. Here you’ll discover the charm of antebellum homes,
welcoming bed-and-breakfast, fine dining throughout the state, big name
entertainment at the casinos, and so much more.
For a romantic getaway visit Natchez. Guests can experience Southern Hospitality personally by staying in a beautiful Mississippi plantation. For a truly romantic memory you hold your wedding ceremonies on the front lawn of one of these beautiful antebellum homes.
Take a carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of Natchez and imagine what life was like in one of the 500 antebellum homes and buildings. The charm and simple beauty of the area takes you back to simpler days when couples sipped sweat tea on covered porches and watched the sunset. Mississippi is also home to 130 Bed & Breakfast. These are romantic places, many historic homes that capture the essence of Mississippi’s Southern Charm for guests to experience.
In the mood for a taste of southern catfish or grits? Mississippi is known for its delicious, home-made fair created from family recipes. The Yocona River Inn, just 10 minutes outside of Oxford, Mississippi is a favorite of ours, where you’ll find a gourmet menu and small country charm. To dine like the King, visit Doe’s Eat Place in Greenville; a favorite of Mississippi’s own Elvis Presley. For the finest selection of wines in Mississippi head down to KC’s in Cleveland, Mississippi. KC’s has a wine cellar on-site along with its gourmet restaurant. To enjoy a romantic sunset and dinner along the ocean try the Porter House in Ocean Springs, featuring a delicious selection of seafood, steaks, and gourmet cuisine in a century old, rustic setting. Wherever you go in Mississippi you're sure to find her Southern Charm will make your trip a memorable one.
At night hit the town and experience world-class entertainment and the bright lights at one of Mississippi’s Casinos. The Magnolia state of Mississippi is home to fun, food, and great gaming opportunities. Head down to Tunica where you’ll find the 12 casinos, including the Hollywood Casino Resort, which features a vast collection of Hollywood memorabilia. In the mood for the Blues? Then slide over to the Horseshoe Casino and visit the Blues and Legends Hall of Fame Museum. After visiting the museums book your tickets for a show at the Bluesville nightclub that features blues, country, and rock artist.
While on your trip explore nature together along a 8,000-year-old Indian and buffalo trail; the Natchez Trace Parkway. Spring is especially beautiful when the flowers are in bloom, and filled with festivals like the Natchez Trace Festival in Kosciusko. For a historic trip into Mississippi’s past tour the many Battlefields and antebellum homes, featuring southern architecture and antiques. Among the beautiful and romantic sites to visit while in Mississippi is the Friendship Oak. Legend says that those who meet under its branches of this 500-year-old live oak tree in Long Beach, Mississippi will remain friends forever no matter where life leads them.
By Melody Schubert
Learn More About Natchez, Mississippi
To explore idea's for a romantic getaway, area attractions, dining, and recreation call (800) 647-6724 or go to the Visit Natchez Tourism website at http://visitnatchez.org/.