When you truly want to get away from it all, relax, unwind and reconnect, Mississippi offers romantic destinations for all types of couples. From the active adventurers to the relaxation revelers, here are Mississippi’s Top 5 getaways.
For the Spa Sophisticates
Located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the Alluvian Hotel and Spa provides the ultimate romantic escape. The Alluvian has an award-winning restaurant in-house serving up classic Southern fare, while across the street guests will find the 7,000-square-foot luxury spa offering a complete menu of treatments. Couples can enjoy cooking classes, or a full culinary weekend, at the Viking Cooking School, also located directly across the street from the Alluvian hotel in downtown Greenwood.
For the Beach Bums
The Roost is a boutique hotel located in the picturesque coastal town of Ocean Springs. A beautifully restored historic building, The Roost is walking distance from both serene sunsets on the beach and delightful downtown restaurants offering the best of coastal cuisine. Come Roost for a weekend, or a week. You and your special someone will find yourselves charmed by all this laid-back beach community has to offer.
For the History Buffs
An early 19th-century antebellum mansion set on 26 acres of manicured gardens, Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens welcomes guests to experience all that is charming about the South. Located in the heart of the Mississippi River city of Natchez where historic sites and breathtaking views abound, this unique inn is listed as a National Historic Landmark. With this getaway, you will most certainly experience history and southern hospitality at its finest.
For the Retro Romantics
Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Starkville, Hotel Chester was built in 1925 as a full service hotel. Not only has the historic hotel been lovingly restored, but the hotel’s unique Beer Garden was given a facelift in 2013 by world-renowned chef Gordan Ramsay during season 2 of his program, Hotel Hell. Stroll the streets of this quaint college town and peruse the local boutiques, like CuRio candle shop, and delectable dining spots ranging from backyard BBQ at Little Dooey's to white tablecloth dining at Restaurant Tyler. Make your way to Starkville and share a craft beer or a delectable biscuit from The Biscuit Shop with the one you love.
For the Adventurists
For the outdoorsy types, Tishomingo State Park offers some of the state’s best hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, and even rock climbing. This breathtaking state park has six rustic cabins and one cottage available for rental, making it the ultimate retreat for outdoor enthusiasts. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains approximately 45 miles from Tupelo, Tishomingo State Park is steeped in history and scenic beauty. The famous Natchez Trace Parkway, the premier highway of the early 1800s and a modern scenic parkway, runs directly through the park. Discover the same timeless natural beauty that enchanted Indians and explorers centuries ago and treat your one and only to the great outdoors of Tishomingo.