Top Cities in Mississippi

Mississippi Hotel Guide

Blues music, fine southern cuisine, and the former haunts of such celebrated writers as Tennessee Williams, Richard Wright, and Eudora Welty are just some of the attractions that await visitors to Mississippi. Mississippi is not an expensive destination, and hotels in Mississippi cost considerably less than those in large cities. Given the state's rich history and heritage of music, food, and literature, planning a vacation with cheap hotel deals in Mississippi can be both economical and rewarding.

Thought mostly a rural state, Mississippi is not without its urban delights as well. Visitors to Jackson can enjoy a few inexpensive days with a cheap Mississippi hotel deal visiting the home of writer Eudora Welty, the Smith Robertson Museum that looks at the lives and history of African Americans in the state, and the 9:30 Blues Café for some authentic Delta blues music. Jackson also has some top restaurants serving southern specialties like fried chicken as well as other types of cuisine.

No visit to Mississippi by book lovers would be complete without a trip to the literary city of Oxford. Home to Square Books, considered by many to be the best independent bookstore in the United States, Oxford also inspired the writings of William Faulkner and was the home of many revered southern authors, including Barry Hannah, Richard Ford, and John Grisham. The town of Oxford itself is a charming and historic southern city. A variety of Mississippi hotels are available for varying budgets throughout Oxford.

Some Mississippi hotel packages may include casino visits as the state boasts a number of them in Biloxi, Gulfport, and elsewhere. Special discount gaming packages, reduced rates for rooms, and low prices are often available, leaving tourists more money to spend in the casinos. For those who would like to do a little gambling without staying in the immediate vicinity, it’s possible to find numerous Mississippi hotels in the coastal cities where most of the casinos are located.

Other interesting sites in the state include the Civil War battleground at Vicksburg and the Natchez Trace Parkway, a route stretching across three states. Most of the parkway is located in Mississippi, and its attractions include not just stunning scenery, but also Indian burial mounds, hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and a number of historic sites. Along the way, a number of Mississippi hotel deals are available particularly with advance reservations.

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