Mississippi Is Open
Mississippi is once again open for business. Tourists are welcome and can safely explore all the Magnolia State has to offer, from the Mississippi Blues Trail to the headliners that grace the casino stages to our numerous award-winning golf courses and other outdoor recreational opportunities. There's definitely a little something for everyone to enjoy during a trip to Mississippi. Here, Visit Mississippi offers suggestions and guidelines to help you plan your trip.
Outdoor and Indoor Venues Welcome Guests
As home to some of the most celebrated venues and festivals, Mississippi offers plenty to do outdoors. Check out an open-air stage where you can immerse yourself in the blues or country music and take advantage of the outdoor seating at local restaurants. There is no shortage of scenic views along the Gulf Coast and the mighty Mississippi River.
If you prefer to gather with friends and family indoors, you're in luck. Our casinos, restaurants, boutiques and outlet malls, and so many other establishments are open and ready to welcome you. Book a suite in one of the luxurious resorts in the area with amenities that help you feel rejuvenated and check out the gaming and sportsbook options while you're here.
Plan a Visit for the Whole Family
If you're looking for family-friendly activities that will make for a truly memorable vacation, we've got you covered. Mississippi’s state parks, beaches, and campgrounds are always a crowd-pleaser and great for guests who feel safest outside. Other options that appeal to the young and young at heart include:
- Mississippi Aquarium
- Mississippi Braves/Trustmark Park
- Biloxi Shuckers/MGM Park
- Hattiesburg Zoo
- Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
- GRAMMY Museum
Many indoor establishments offer reduced crowd sizes, making it easier to enjoy experiences only found in the Magnolia State.
What to Expect During Your Visit
While filling your Mississippi bucket list of attractions, be sure to check in with local establishments. Recommendations that can help make your vacation go smoothly include:
- Plan ahead for delays and cancelations
- Make reservations early
- Bring masks and hand sanitizer
- Inquire about safety guidelines
- Revisit return policies
- Review staggered entry times
Reduced crowd sizes, hours of operation, reservation limits, and other health and safety measures could increase wait times and availability. Many business websites offer up-to-date guidelines detailing visitor expectations and precautions that will help ensure a safe experience for guests and staff.
Review Statewide Safety Guidelines
As Mississippi establishments reopen, it's still important to put safety first. Plan responsibly with help from the state and national guidelines. Here are a few recommendations from the Mississippi State Department of Health:
- COVID-19 vaccinations are highly recommended
- Maintain proper hand hygiene and hand-washing practices
- Minimize close contact with others, maintaining 6 feet of distance
- Get tested if you feel sick or are exposed to COVID-19
The CDC Travel Planner can help you gauge the safety level of your destination. It also provides current guidance on regulations, such as testing, quarantining, closures, mask mandates, and more. Plus, our interactive map can help you learn more about local community travel within the state.
Plan Your Post-Pandemic Visit to Mississippi
We are just as excited to see you as you are to be here. Let Visit Mississippi help plan a safe trip. Our tour guide and online trip planner are great ways to get started. For help finding food, lodging, and activities, contact us today.