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- Historical landmarks
- Lively music scene
- Fascinating museums
- Nature parks
- Great beaches
- Outdoor activities
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There is so much to discover in the Magnolia State of Mississippi. As you’re wondering why you haven’t discovered this secret gem before, you will be amazed by the rich variety of things you can enjoy here. From Pre-Civil War mansions and Elvis Presley’s humble abode to stretches of verdant forests and white sand beaches, you will be impressed every step of the way. Most of the rentals are located along the Gulf Coast in towns like Biloxi, Gulfport, and Bay St. Louis, while others are scattered in lovely towns throughout the state such as Oxford and Natchez.Vacation rentals for couples and families
Choose between rentals near the beach or cozy accommodations in the woods. Whatever type of trip you’re craving, these rentals will work beautifully. Whether you’re a solo traveler, couple or family, these cozy rentals will provide the amenities you’re looking for as well as lovely views of the area. Many of them feature a pool, balcony/terrace and gardens to add to the ambience. Whip up some snacks to eat with your favorite movies or hang out on the balcony and watch the sunset after a satisfying day of sightseeing.
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The area and getting around
Thanks to the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast, this state has an incredible amount of biodiversity that is largely underexplored. Some of the numerous tranquil nature parks include De Soto National Forest in the south and Tishomingo State Park 45 minutes north of Tupelo, blending paleo Native American history with serene natural beauty. Mississippi also boasts a wealth of Pre-Civil War history and educational museums like the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. For a relaxing vacation, head to the gulf coast for beautiful beaches, nightlife and casinos.A destination rich in music and culture
It might not come as a surprise to music fans that Mississippi was practically the birthplace of “Rock N’ Roll” and also played an important role in blues. For starters, discover the small town of Tupelo where Elvis Presley had his humble beginnings. His house and former belongings can be seen at the Elvis Presley Birthplace Park. In town, check out the Tupelo Delta Blues Museum. Another must-see is the Tupelo Automobile Museum where you’ll find a huge collection of vintage cars. Blues fans will also appreciate a visit to the BB King Museum.
Travelers and activities
Nature lovers will have a great time exploring Mississippi’s unique biodiversity. Natchez Trace Parkway holds a special place in many visitors’ hearts for its 444-mile, ancient Native American trail taking you through the best of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. It’s also considered to be one of the top 10 bike trails in the country and has been declared a National Scenic Byway for its archaeological sites, scenic lookouts and much more. The Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge will reveal to you a wealth of Mississippi native wildlife and stunning natural beauty. As you walk along the boardwalk at Doyle Arm (within Noxubee), you will have spectacular bird watching and the chance to see wild alligators.Mississippi for history lovers
For history lovers there’s a variety to see in this destination. Check out The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum depicting the Civil Rights movement of the 60s. Visitors must see the splendid Windsor Ruins. Dating back to the mid-1800s, its remnants mark the largest Greek Revival mansion in the state. For more examples of the state’s Pre-Civil War architecture, visit sites like Longwood, a historical building in Natchez showcasing the height of Mississippi’s grandeur before the civil war. In Biloxi, couples can admire the romantic, historical Biloxi Lighthouse.
Leland is the birthplace of Kermit the Frog. Visit him and his friends at The Muppet Museum.
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A visit to Jackson will reward you with sights like the Jackson Mississippi Capitol building, one of the most impressive façades in the state. Also be sure to check out the War Memorial Building honoring the memory of fallen Mississippians. The unique Art Deco building displays fascinating weapons, photographs and artifacts spanning hundreds of years. Art lovers will enjoy exploring the gardens and exhibits of the Mississippi Museum of Art.2. Visit the Mississippi Petrified Forest
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see explore this natural ancient marvel. Find out all about how this forest’s transformation from wood to stone through the Earth Science Museum and exhibits located on site. You will also see whale bones and dinosaur footprints.3. Explore the Gulf Islands National Seashore
One of the best parks in the state can be found at Davis Bayous Area Gulf Islands and National Park. This protected area includes barrier islands, maritime forts, incredible marine biodiversity and activities for all ages to enjoy.4. Go beach hopping
The gulf area of Mississippi has several, lovely beaches. Soak up the sun at the Biloxi white sand beach, or, for something slightly more remote, visit Ship Island for a lovely beach, away from the crowds, for some peace and quiet. Try stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking on the water.5. Go for a historical stroll in Vicksburg
Vicksburg is known in history for being the battlefield of a crucial moment in the Civil War. Take a walk in the Vicksburg National Military Park and USS Cairo Museum to learn more about America’s war history. Afterwards, head over to the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals to see the history of life on the Mississippi River. As you walk, you will see works of art depicting the founding of Vicksburg, and more.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Mississippi
On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in Mississippi last year?
We can see from last year that Mississippi had an average price of $292 per night, a relatively high one compared to the regions in the USA.
What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Mississippi?
Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should visit Mississippi in February, May, or January, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $261, $263, and $269 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.
When does the price of vacation rentals in Mississippi go up the most?
Following the data observed last year, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of October ($335), July ($311), and November ($309).
Do I need to plan a trip to Mississippi well in advance?
It's worthwhile if you can book your stay well in advance when visiting Mississippi, as only 28% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
Which months offer the highest availability?
June, January and December are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties free, with an average availability of 50%, 48%, and 40%. However, even during these periods of time, when the availability is the highest, the average is only 46%. So it is still important you always book your vacation early Mississippi.
How many rentals are there in Mississippi?
In Mississippi we work with 3 different providers to give you a choice of 1,900 properties, so you will not be short of options!