Mississippi Vacation Ideas

Mississippi Vacation Ideas #1: For a hiking vacation try The Black Creek Trail which runs for 40 miles along the Black Creek in the Desoto National Forest. The trail is well marked and in excellent condition. Black Creek is a Congressionally designated Wild and Scenic River .... popular place for a Float Trip.

You can lazily float for 50 miles if you choose, fishing along the way. Soggy Bottom Canoe & Kayak Rental is just one of the places that can set you up for a float trip.


Mississippi Vacation Ideas #2: Boundary Waters Canoe Area is a beautiful wilderness area in Northeast Minnesota that contains hundreds of lakes and streams. Throughout are numerous short overland trails called "portages". Canoe is the best way to get around and see the plant and wildlife. There are many canoe outfitters that will provide everything you need to rough it or stay in resort comfort at this very unique Mississippi vacation spot.

Mississippi Vacation Ideas #3: Take a Mississippi riverboat vacation with a steamboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi River.

The authentic paddlewheel boats of the Delta Queen Steamboat Company will take you back to the great steamboat era of the 1800's.

Enjoy fine food and entertainment as you tour the beauty and history of the river and the various stops along the way.


Mississippi Vacation Ideas #4: The Gulf Islands National Seashore is a 150-mile stretch of island wilderness along the Mississippi coast in the Gulf of Mexico.

It consists of beaches, marshes, and forests and is perfect for your Mississippi Gulf Coast vacation. There are numerous campgrounds and hiking trails. It's great for wildlife watching.

The beaches and water provide excellent swimming, bike riding, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, beach combing, wildlife watching, and boating.


Vacation Ideas in Mississippi #5: If a Mississippi golf vacation is what you crave, The Magnolia Golf Trail features 14 challenging golf courses that are considered among the best in the South. They have hosted tours by PGA, USGA, and Buy.com and were designed by many of the game's top names. All the courses meet high quality standards for course layout and amenities and offer it all at affordable prices.
Mississippi Vacation Ideas #6: For a Mississippi casino vacation, the Grand Casino Biloxi is the Mississippi Gulf Coast's biggest, most exciting casino! They have over 2,800 slot machines and 89 table games. Ante up at one the regular Texas Hold-Em or Omaha Hi/Lo Tournaments. Enjoy Las Vegas-style shows at the Biloxi Grand Theatre or two-step the night away at Wild Coyotes Nightclub.
Vacation Ideas in Mississippi #7: Fishing is one of the most popular vacation activities in the state. There are approximately 175 different species of freshwater fish found in Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks operates 21 prime fishing lakes offering a total of 5,111 acres of picturesque waters.
Mississippi Vacation Ideas #8: The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, in Jackson, has a 100,000-gallon aquarium …. home to over 200 species of native fishes, reptiles, and amphibians. The 1,700-square foot greenhouse houses alligators, turtles and fish. On the grounds is a 2.5 mile long trail system that allows visitors to wander through wooded bluffs, river bottoms, lakes, and scenic swamplands.
Vacation Ideas in Mississippi #9: Natchez Trace Parkway is Mississippi vacation spot built on an old 444-mile long Indian trail and is maintained by the National park Service. The Visitor Center is near Tupelo. This scenic roadway traverses almost the full length of the state. National Scenic Trail runs for over 50 miles and is criss-crossed with hiking trails. The Trail is great for Mississippi family vacation …. biking, motorcycling, and hiking …. or just a long leisurely drive in your car. There are plenty of picnic sites and campgrounds.
Mississippi Vacation Ideas #10: Plan a vacation visit to the place where the blues began, Clarksdale Mississippi. Here, at the crossroads of highways 61 and 49, blues legends like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Charley Patton helped create this mecca for music lovers.

Numerous music events are held throughout the year like The Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival, The Ole King Biscuit Blues Festival and The Annual Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival. You will find authentic blues clubs like Ground Zero where you can dance into the night. Don't miss the Delta Blues Museum which features the famous Muddywood Guitar along with lots of blues related photos, recordings and memorabilia.

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