Your pets deserve a getaway, too. Fortunately, Mississippi has a wealth of vast green spaces, winding waterways and walkable downtowns where you can explore the best of the state with your four-footed friends. Many of our restaurants, hotels and attractions welcome dogs and cats, too, so grab that leash and get ready to relax and refresh your spirit in the Magnolia State.
A staple of the culinary scene in Jackson’s fun and funky Fondren district, The Pig & Pint’s name advertises what it does so well, preparing slow-smoked pork and brisket chased by one (or more) of the many craft beers on the menu. The spacious front patio is the perfect spot for you and your pet to spend some time after shopping and strolling through the neighborhood.
Natchez is home to one of America’s largest collections of historic homes, including the Devereaux Shields House, a stately Victorian built in 1893. The home now operates as a bed and breakfast and welcomes well-behaved pets to stay in Aunt Clara’s Cottage, next to the main house. Three dog-friendly rooms and a two-room suite are available, with a special complimentary pet welcome package. Deposit required. Visit their website for details.
The 47-day siege and surrender of Vicksburg in 1863 was a major turning point in the Civil War that gave the Union control of the Mississippi River. The battlefields, trenches and trails are now a federal park, covering four square miles of steep terrain and winding paths to explore. The park’s B.A.R.K. Ranger program includes self-guided activities for you and your leashed dog. See the park’s pet policy for details.
Ocean Springs is a pet-friendly town lined with shops and cafés, and beaches offering panoramic views of Deer Island. Dogs are allowed on the sandy Ocean Springs Beach and also the Davis Bayou section of Gulf Islands National Seashore. Shaded by the branches of century-old live oaks, you and your dog can explore sandy nature trails through golden marshes and play in the seashore’s wide-open spaces. Learn more about their pet policies here.
Can’t bear the thought of leaving your hound dog at home? The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino created its pet policy just for you, pledging to treat guests’ furry friends as members of the family. Dogs and cats are welcome to enjoy unmatched views of the Mississippi Sound and the Biloxi Strip and relax poolside next to their human companions. Deposit required. See their Pet Policy for details.
Sombra, located in Ridgeland’s trendy Township development, has everything you want from a Tex-Mex restaurant – plus you can bring your perrito (doggy) with you to dine on the restaurant’s sunny patio. A great time is sure to be had by your and your pet, whether you’re sampling their creative Tex-Mex fare or enjoying some “yappy hour” margaritas.