The City of Jackson still requires facial coverings as part of the "Mayor's Safe Recovery Jackson Order," now in effect.
Historian Carroll Quigley once said, “A community is made up of intimate relationships among diversified types of individuals—a kinship group, a local group, a neighborhood, a village, a large family.”
Here in Jackson, it won’t take you long to discover that our people are all of those things rolled into one. Jacksonians are what give the city life. They are our soul. While here, you’ll want to meet them where they are, in the many vibrant neighborhoods that give Jackson a thriving, beating heartbeat.
Fondren Corner is a mixed-used building that serves as a landmark for the neighborhood.
Want to see where Jackson creativity flourishes? Head to Fondren, at one time a suburb of the city - which gives it its own small-town charm and retro, funky feel. Lay your head at the new Homewood Suites by Hilton and start your day with a cup of coffee from Cups, The Bean or PJ’s Coffee House. This is the ideal place to walk around and get those creative juices flowing. Stop into The Beacon for gifts galore and art supplies to get you inspired. Local galleries, including Brown’s Fine Art and Fondren Art Gallery, will show you just why Fondren is considered a hotspot for artists. Visit Mama Nature’s Juice Bar for refreshing and healthy smoothies, juice and more, made from the freshest ingredients. Or, if you feel indulgent, Barrelhouse, Rooster's or Green Ghost Tacos may fit the bill in this neighborhood dubbed "Jackson's Culinary Capital" by Find It In Fondren.
Visit the state’s only food hall, Cultivation Food Hall, at the District for something to satisfy all appetites.
LeFleur East is where Jackson was founded - on the banks of the Pearl River - and is named for explorer Loius LeFleur. These days, it's is the perfect place for those looking to get in a little shopping. Visit Canton Mart Square, Highland Village or The District at Eastover for a curated collection of both local and national shops. Haven Curated Home, located in Canton Mart Square, is a great spot to find unique gifts and goods for the home. After, grab lunch at Crazy Cat Eat Up, home to delicious sandwiches, soups, salads and baked goods.
Visit the state’s only food hall, Cultivation Food Hall, at the District for something to satisfy all appetites. There, you can get a taste of everything from Indian to Persian, tacos and gelato. Next door, Fine & Dandy is a must, a "grandma chic" modern burger spot with a fabulous bar and outrageous boozy shakes.
Dive into alternative culture at Offbeat, where you’ll find unique toys, graphic novels, records, books and art.
In Midtown, a mixed residential and industrial area that's once again up-and-coming, you’re sure to stumble upon a creative community that’s flying under the radar and booming. Any art enthusiast can’t miss AND Gallery, where you’ll see artists at work. Dive into alternative culture at Offbeat, where you’ll find unique toys, graphic novels, records, books and art. Coming soon is the Midtown Depot, an outdoor beer garden featuring craft drafts and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.
At Elvie’s, Chef Hunter Evans offers seasonal fare made with ingredients from Southern farmers at his all-day café.
On the National Historic Register of Historic Places and notable for its intact and varied residential examples, Belhaven is anything but old-fashioned. Belhaven Town Center blends seamlessly into the neighborhood’s architecture and is currently home to Elvie’s and Spectrum Sip, with a craft beer brewery on the way.
At Elvie’s, Chef Hunter Evans offers seasonal fare made with ingredients from Southern farmers at his all-day café. Spectrum Sip is a new spot to get a healthy refuel with their shakes, loaded teas and workout drinks. And Fertile Ground Brewing Company, launching as part of the Laundry Market, will produce beer with an on-site brewery and provide a space for the community in their beer garden.
Head downtown to visit the world-class Two Mississippi Museums, where the rich history of Mississippi and the Civil Rights Movement are on full display.
Head downtown, the center of the city where government buildings and historic architecture collide with a growing residential culture, museums and a burgeoning public art scene. Visit the world-class Two Mississippi Museums, where the rich history of Mississippi and the Civil Rights Movement are on full display. A few blocks away, immerse yourself in the Mississippi Museum of Art which hosts visiting exhibitions as well as a permanent collection and an outdoor garden. Swing by the Mayflower Café, Hal & Mal's or Johnny T's for a taste of authentic Jackson fare. Take a tour of Jackson State University, the city’s historically black university, to see a thriving college community.
Be sure to visit the home of the original charbroiled oyster, Drago’s.
The furthest northern reaches of the city take you to County Line Road for an opportunity to shop at some of your tried-and-true spots such as TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, At Home and other staple retailers. But while you’re there, be sure to visit the home of the original charbroiled oyster, Drago’s. Take your pick of 62 varieties of beer nearby at The Bulldog, which offers Jackson’s largest selection of mostly local and craft beers. LOL with Chuckle's Comedy House or head down County Line Road to Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant for traditional Tex-Mex and of course, a cold margarita! Visit Tougaloo College, which sits on the Mississippi Freedom Trail with a marker commemorating the college’s integral role as a safe haven for many Civil Rights meetings during the monumental movement.