Planning the Perfect Girls’ Weekend in Mississippi
You want your weekend trip with the girls to be fun and relaxing, and no place provides the best of both worlds quite like Mississippi. From some of the best restaurants in the South to one-of-kind hotels, you and your friends are destined to have a remarkable experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Here, Visit Mississippi details how to make your girls’ getaway in the Magnolia State unforgettable.
Where to Stay
Exceptional lodging that meets everyone’s style is part of what makes a weekend getaway a success. Luckily, the hotels in Mississippi are as diverse as our culture. From traditional accommodations in busy downtown areas to unique inns and boutique hotels, lodging options in Mississippi impress even the pickiest of travelers. Several favorites for girls’ getaways include:
The Alluvian Hotel
Top-rated and luxurious, The Alluvian Hotel serves as the anchor of downtown Greenwood. Recreated from the 1917 Hotel Irving, The Alluvian offers live music in its stunning lobby and a skyline view from the fourth-floor terrace, which provides an elegant ambiance for having cocktails with your group. Check into the luxurious Alluvian Spa for much-needed relaxation and rejuvenation, or head to the Viking Cooking School and participate in one of its culinary workshops where you’ll learn how to prepare a delectable dish – one that you can prepare for your family and friends for years to come.
The White House Hotel
Situated on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast, The White House Hotel offers a gorgeous view of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as chic guest rooms with top-of-the-line amenities, such as Keurig coffee makers and plush robes. Enjoy delicious Gulf Coast cuisine at Cora’s Restaurant, and unwind with a glass of wine or a cocktail overlooking the Gulf of Mexico from Cora’s rooftop lounge. The hotel’s deluxe pool and hot tub also ensure a relaxing getaway for you and your closest friends.
The Hemingway and The Roost
The Hemingway and the Roost, both located in the picturesque town of Ocean Springs, are one-of-a-kind, upscale accommodations that are sure to meet the expectations of everyone in your group. Of The Hemingway’s four unique and inspired rooms, the Martha, is best suited for a girls’ trip with its privacy and serene vibe. The Hemingway also is within walking distance of abundant restaurants, locally owned stores, and stunning beaches. If you’d prefer something quainter but still want easy access to beaches and Ocean Springs’ downtown area, The Roost, a boutique hotel, is sure to please.
If you can’t travel without your beloved pets, Graduate Oxford is glad to host you and your four-legged friends. Enjoy coffee and conversation at Cabin 82 restaurant, or enjoy a breathtaking view of the city at The Coop, named one of the best rooftop bars in the country. Graduate Oxford also is situated in the heart of Oxford on the historic Square, so you’ll be close all the excitement this Southern college town offers year-round.
Where to Eat
From classic Southern meals to fine-dining, Mississippi restaurants have something you and your friends are guaranteed to love. We also offer a variety local breweries and distilleries, like the Queen’s Reward, a meadery in Tupelo and a favorite spot for girls’ getaways. To satisfy your palate with delectable dishes and signature drinks, check out one of these locally owned, historic restaurants during your stay:
- Brent’s Drugs in Jackson
- Carriage House Restaurant in Natchez
- Doe’s Eat Place in Greenville
- Giardina’s Restaurant in Greenwood
- Mary Mahoney’s Old French House in Biloxi
- Weidmann’s in Meridian
Where to Shop
Chic boutiques and major retail outlets make Mississippi an ideal place for you and the girls to enjoy a shopping spree. The Lucky Rabbit in Hattiesburg offers handmade treasures and vintage items for a truly unique shopping experience. The antique store is open on the weekends, and visitors find everything from vintage campers to recreated memorabilia from old TV shows-all Instagram-worthy finds. If you’re on the hunt for bargains, spend all day in the 70 stores of the Gulfport Premium Outlets on the coast, or visit the Outlets of Mississippi just outside of Jackson.
What Else to Do
Don’t feel limited to eating and shopping- there are numerous other Mississippi attractions to elevate your girls’ trip. Here are just a few stand-out activities:
- Spas: De-stress in the various spas across the state, including The Spa at Beau Rivage and Bellissimo Spa & Salon at Harrah’s Gulf Coast.
- Architecture: Visit the beautiful historic homes in Natchez, including Longwood, Choctaw Hall, Magnolia Hall, and more.
- Museums: Explore the various Mississippi art museums, including the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, where you can make pottery souvenirs to remember your visit.
- Popular cities: Discover Laurel, the town made famous by Erin and Ben Napier of HGTV’s Hometown, and browse the Laurel Mercantile shop that the couple restored and reopened there.
Plan the Best Girls’ Weekend in Mississippi
Ensure your girls’ getaway is cherished for years to come by exploring the many options Mississippi offers for an ideal trip – from dining to shopping and so much more. For further assistance planning your girls’ weekend, contact Visit Mississippi or plan your trip today.