Mississippi, the “Magnolia State”, is in central southern USA and has a real feel of the Deep South. It is famous for its southern hospitality, and you are sure to come across examples of it many times during your stay in a Mississippi holiday rental.
The mighty Mississippi, often called “Ole Man River” flows along the western border of the state providing opportunities for boating, fishing and watersports. Many places have steam-driven paddle-wheelers that still ply the river, taking visitors on scenic tours. The southern coastline of Mississippi is a tourist playground and is popular with artists and nature lovers. Sample the history of Mississippi’s blues tradition at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale and enjoy live blues in many bars. If you want to see a herd of buffalo, visit the Buffalo Park in Tupelo and take a ride aboard the Monster Bison Bus. On a different note, follow the Deep South Antique and Wines Trail and visit more delightful small communities during your stay in a Mississippi holiday home.
Jackson is the Mississippi state capital and has many fine museums with displays of African-American history and heritage. Vicksburg was where the key battle of the American Civil War was fought in 1863, leading to an end to slavery on the many southern plantations. Those interested in American history will enjoy a visit to this historic town. The Vicksburg National Military Park has historic demonstrations and battle re-enactments from time-to-time. Natchez is a unique settlement beside the Mississippi River where many plantation owners built magnificent mansions for entertaining. This lovely town has over 500 historic buildings and antebellum mansions which offer fascinating guided tours. Gardeners will enjoy a day in Hattiesburg at the All-American Rose Garden while at Tupelo visitors can tour the birthplace of Elvis Presley and the adjoining museum of his life.
Mississippi holiday homes have hot, humid summers and short, mild winters. Temperatures generally reach 90°F (32°C) in July and August. In winter the temperatures drop to around 63°F (17°C) during the day and 46°F (8°C) at night. Spring and fall are beautiful months to enjoy the sights of this friendly laid-back southern state.
There are 8 major airports serving holidays rentals in Mississippi, depending upon where you are staying. Gulfport-Biloxi International (GPT) Airport is in the southern part of the state and Jackson-Evers International (JAN) Airport is in the centre of the state. Other regional airports to consider taking a connecting domestic flight to are Mid Delta Regional (GLH) Airport, Golden Triangle Regional (GTR) Airport, Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional (PIB) Airport, Meridian Regional (MEI) Airport, Tupelo Regional (TUP) Airport and Tunica Municipal (UTM) Airport.