Travel Guide: Jackson, Mississippi

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A couple of weeks ago, my sweet friend, Jordan Berecz, and I made the trip down to Jackson, MS to have a girls’ weekend and check out the breath-taking new Westin. Jordan and I met as random roommates at The Blog Societies conference in Chicago, and we instantly became friends, bonding over all things basic: podcasts, cycling, reality TV, etc. Jordan’s first time in Mississippi and my first time in Jackson, we had a full weekend of exploring the City with Soul and eating our weight in deserts! If you’re looking for a weekend getaway or planning a trip to Jackson, Mississippi, here are a few of our recommendations!




Char was my favorite meal we had in Jackson by far! I like meat. A lot. Luckily, Char has one of the most delectable, juicy, and tender steaks I’ve ever had in my life! I also recommend the No-Filler Crab Cakes and the Double-Cut Fudge Brownie! This Jackson staple is opening a Nashville location in Green Hills early 2018!! *praise hands*

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Brent’s Drugs

In business for over 60 years, Brent’s Drugs, located in the Fondren District, serves up the best burgers, malts, and shakes in town! One of the many locations in the area used as a filming location for The Help, some of the movie props still remain as decor in the popular Jackson diner. I recommend the breakfast tacos! For a little after-hours libation, head to the craft cocktail bar, Apothecary, tucked in the back of Brent’s.


Cathead Distillery 

Since opening in 2010, Cathead has become a staple spirit in cocktail bars across the South. Try out a distiller tour for only $10. I’m a huge fan of their pecan vodka! Note:The distillery serves beer, but Mississippi law prohibits the retail sale of liquor by a distillery. Cathead spirits can only be consumed on premise through the tour.

Luckytown Brewing

If you’re more of a beer drinker, head over to Jackson’s first and only brewery, Luckytown Brewing. With dozens of beer on tap in the taproom, you’re sure to find a brew to tickle your fancy.


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Natchez Trace Parkway

If you’re traveling from Nashville to Jackson, consider taking a leisurely road trip along Natchez Trace Parkway. Originally an American Indian foot trail, the 444 mile scenic drive spans three states from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi, passing right through Jackson.


With recent revitalization efforts and a booming restaurant scene, Jackson is a great weekend destination from Nashville and Atlanta!  Head over to Jordan Berecz to see five more must see Jackson destinations! Have you been to Jackson, Mississippi and want to share your recommendations? Leave a comment below!


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1 Comment

  1. Lauren Elliott
    October 29, 2017 / 1:15 am

    Love this! Thanks for the great review of my hometown! 🙂 If you make it back sometime, I’d love to see you and while you’re here you should try Lou’s Full Serv and Parlor Market.

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