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Area Overview

Why do they call us the "City with Soul"? Well, for one thing, the people here are just about the friendliest you’ll ever meet. And there are so many fun things to do in Jackson, the largest city in Mississippi. So many family friendly places to discover in the metro area — not to mention hundreds of events, from heritage festivals to antique shows and symphony concerts to sports classics. Open up a world of new adventures when you travel to the City of Jackson, Mississippi — the State Capital
Are you a history and culture buff? There are many museums and attractions, Civil War, and Civil Rights sites just for you. A music lover? Stir your soul with great blues, gospel, jazz, and more. And the food! Bring along your appetite and savor our “down home” southern cooking, gourmet Southern Fusion, plus all your international favorites. You’ll love our charming neighborhood cafés, where the food is amazing and you’re treated like family. You’ve got over 300 restaurants to choose from!

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













Enliven your senses and awaken a new thirst for adventure when visiting Jackson, Mississippi. Celebrate the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center . Close your eyes and hear the cheers of the crowd at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum – named among the Top 10 “Most Amazing Baseball Museums in America” by ESPN. Take the kids to see the enchanting animals at the Jackson Zoological Park . Learn about the wonders of nature at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science . See a memorable performance by the world-class Mississippi Symphony Orchestra .

Our diverse Jackson tourism sights will send you into a blissful sensory overload. You won’t be able to see it all in one visit. So why don't you come back and see us again soon? We know you’ll fall in love with our city – heart and soul.

Cultural Activities





Jackson boasts quite a variety of museums ranging in focus from the arts to history to sports. The new and visionary Mississippi Children’s Museum engages children of all ages in their own imaginations – prepare for takeoff! The Mississippi Museum of Art is a museum “without walls” full of light and energy. The elegantly restored Old Capitol Museum rose from Hurricane Katrina like a lovely phoenix. The International Museum of Muslim Culture demonstrates a connection to Mississippi Blues in Timbuktu! Find fascination at over a dozen unique museum venues – only in Jackson.

Attractions






Celebrate the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center. Close your eyes and hear the cheers of the crowd at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum – named among the Top 10 “Most Amazing Baseball Museums in America” by ESPN. Take the kids to see the enchanting animals at the Jackson Zoological Park. Learn about the wonders of nature at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. See a memorable performance by the world-class Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, or grab a drink and a bite to eat at an authentic blues “juke joint.”

Transportation



Located at the crossroads of I-20 and I-55, Jackson is easily accessible by all modes of transportation. The Jackson International Airport is situated only 15 minutes from downtown.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  35.0  45.0  55.1  5.7 "
 February  38.2  49.3  60.3  4.5 "
 March  45.4  56.8  68.1  5.7 "
 April  51.7  63.4  75.0  6.0 "
 May  61.0  71.5  82.1  4.9 "
 June  68.1  78.5  88.9  3.8 "
 July  71.4  81.4  91.4  4.7 "
 August  70.3  80.8  91.4  3.7 "
 September  64.6  75.5  86.4  3.2 "
 October  52.0  64.4  76.8  3.4 "
 November  43.4  54.9  66.3  5.0 "
 December  37.3  47.6  57.9  5.3 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the low 80's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the upper 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

Accommodations


Is there such a thing as too much hospitality? Not in Jackson, Mississippi! We’re the City with Soul. Our people are just about the warmest and friendliest you’ll meet. And the hospitality extends to our inviting selection of Central Mississippi hotels. We’re Mississippi’s largest city, and our hotel choices are just as big and diverse. How big? Think more than 4,500 Jackson hotel suites and guest rooms.
Spend a romantic weekend in a charming boutique hotel. Here on vacation? Book reservations in one of downtown’s restored historic hotels. They blend the grandeur of the Old South with the modern comfort of the 21st century … a fast-paced bridge between past and present. If you’re here for business, you’ll love our stylish convention hotels. Enjoy cutting-edge technology, flexible meeting space, and convenient access to the gleaming, Jackson Convention Complex – the centerpiece of Jackson’s bustling business district.

Costs

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