Mississippi Vacations

It’s fitting that kids should slow their timing with mention of this state, as Mississippi is a place where time is indeed slow. From the East Gulf Coastal Plain to the grand Mississippi River, an icon of American mythology, Mississippi is a place of natural beauty and a laid-back lifestyle. Culturally significant, the state helped foster key ... Read more
genres in American popular music: gospel, country, jazz, rock and roll, and, of course, Delta Blues. Visitors to Mississippi are likely to encounter warm Southern hospitality, restaurants serving delicious comfort foods (particularly in Jackson) and a lifestyle flowing as casually as the Old Man River itself. They'll also find vibrant nightlife in Gulfport, and Victorian nostalgia (as well as casino culture) in Biloxi.
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Unless you enjoy walking around in a sauna, you’ll want to avoid Mississippi in the summer (June to August) when temperatures reach oppressive conditions. Daytime highs stay in the mid-90s Fahrenheit (mid-30s ... Read more
Celsius), and severe weather -- in the form of thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes -- is to be expected. For optimal weather conditions, head here in the early spring (March) or late fall (October and November, after the threat of hurricanes have passed) for temperature highs that stay in the comfortable 70s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-20s Celsius). Winter is also fairly pleasant, though wet. If you’re headed to the Gulf beaches, fall and late winter will provide the finest weather; summer’s cooler coastal temperatures are offset by the threat of a storm.

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Longmont, Colorado, USA

I never got out of the car but I got a feel for the hundred odd miles of Mississippi I crossed that lay between Birmingham and Memphis. Passing Corinth I recalled stories of Grant's invasion following Shiloh, his penetration of the Deep South. The swamps became common closer to the river. That was my impression: green, dark and humid wildness.

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Bangkok, Thailand

Local Crawl Fish and black magic was high on the touristy trail here for our gang... Great dependence on the local waterways. Overnight stay so I can't offer too much

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Berlin, Germany

I stopped in Jackson and a few smaller MS towns during a four-state road trip of the Deep South. I was there in the summer, so it was uber-humid, and I was constantly assailed by gangs of large mosquitos (disclaimer: it probably wasn't the best time to take a hike around a swamp). As a vegetarian in the land of Deep Fried Meat, my choices food wise were usually pretty limited. Still, I liked the state more than I thought I would. There was typical Southern Hospitality, tons of charming cities, especially along the coast, and a fascinating history -- reflected in many well-maintained museums and monuments. I probably won't be moving there, but it was certainly worth a visit.

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San Jose, California, USA
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I didn't like Mississippi during the summer months at all. Too humid and stuffy. Always felt sick. The food was great though, like all Southern food. It shows though that Mississippi state is the poorest state in the Union.

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Midland, Michigan

I went to Shiloh National Park, it borders on Corinth Mississippi. Also the Mississippi River Boats are a must see.

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Bayonne, New Jersey

wonderful,love Ms

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Jacksboro, Texas

baluxsy white beaches great

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Creston, Iowa

my grandmom house
love u 2 death

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Bay Minette, Alabama

WE Bought a house

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Sebring

A lotta memories!

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