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You're Going to Love Jackson

Jackson has always attracted music fans, and it's still a wonderful place to hear authentic southern blues or experimental jazz, but it's more than just a quick stop on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

The city is also an international ballet center, regularly hosting the International Ballet Competition at Thalia Mara Hall. The Downtown area is packed with museums and historic sites like the Medgar Evers Home Museum. There's live music every week at the Alamo Theater, great southern soul cooking at restaurants like Bully's, and galleries galore in hip Fondren.

Currently experiencing a cultural, gastronomic, and economic renaissance, the "City with Soul" is a fantastic vacation destination.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Jackson

What to do in Jackson

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Top activities & attractions in Jackson

When to Visit Jackson

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When you visit depends on what you intend to do during your stay. If you want to attend cultural festivals, summer is usually the best time to go, but the summer heat can be fairly intense in July and August. If you just want to see the sights comfortably and still enjoy open-air dining, try May and June or September for the best weather conditions.

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How to Get to Jackson

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Where to Stay in Jackson

Jackson's most upmarket neighborhoods have some stunning period hotels to stay in, many of them extremely affordable. The historic King Edward Hotel (now the Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown) is probably the most luxurious, but it's closely rivaled by the Old Capitol Inn, while the Fairview Inn is a lovely bed and breakfast not far from the city center.

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Shopping Streets

Jackson has plenty of conventional shopping malls if you need to shop at major labels, with highlights including the Metrocenter in the western suburbs and the huge Outlets of Mississippi mall in the north. However, a better bet for tourists is to shop at more atmospheric places like the Antique Market on N State Street or stores in Fondren like Treehouse Boutique, the eco-friendly Green Room, and the huge vintage collection at Orange Peel.

Groceries and Other

If you need to shop for basic groceries, local supermarkets in Jackson include Save-a-Lot, Whole Foods, Piggly Wiggly, and Kroger, so there is plenty of choice. Prices tend to be reasonable, with a gallon of milk costing around $3.40 and 12 eggs about $2.90.

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Where to Eat in Jackson

Leading restaurants include the Pig and Pint (which blends great BBQ with great beer), the Iron Horse Grill, Parlor Market, and Two Sisters Kitchen, as well as family-run joints like Tay's and Bully's. But there are also great pizza restaurants, Mexican places, and Chinese takeouts on offer as well. Prices should be cheap too, at around $15 for a good sit-down meal.

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