If you’re looking for a weekend getaway where the power of possibility is yours, Tupelo, Mississippi, is the place for you. Whether with family, friends, or flying solo, a weekend trip to Tupelo has all that you need to relax, have a little fun, and leave happy.
Tupelo is easily accessible via Interstate 22 and US Highway 45. Looking to make the journey part of the experience? Travel the 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway that extends from Nashville, TN, to Natchez, MS. The scenic byway is headquartered in Tupelo and offers visitors a drive through 10,000 years of history and epic landscapes. If you’re in a hurry to start your weekend getaway, hop a flight on Contour Airlines from Nashville International Airport and less than 45 minutes later, you’ll be in Tupelo ready for fun.
Home to more than 2,200 hotel rooms, Tupelo has everything from full-service properties to limited-service. Hotel Tupelo is the city’s first boutique hotel and is situated in the heart of Downtown Tupelo. It has 79 rooms and is home to Jobos, a local restaurant and bar offering coastal cuisine and craft cocktails. The property is walkable to many local attractions and restaurants.
Tupelo’s culinary scene is constantly evolving with its chefs constantly creating new foodie experiences all over town. Chef Cooper Miller keeps it interesting with elevated southern food at Foklift in the Jackson West neighborhood. At Park Heights in Downtown Tupelo, Chef Tom Lester’s hand cut steaks and fresh fish keep patrons coming back. At Ethel Mae’s in the Barnes Crossing District, Demetra Sherer’s kitchen serves up Neo-Soul delights, made from scratch. With over 200 restaurants, visit tupelo.net/food-drink to explore them all and follow #tupelofoodie on Instagram.
No visit to the Birthplace of Elvis Presley is compete without hearing great live music. Tupelo has 18 live music venues offering many different genres of music. The city has everything from a 10,000-seat arena that offers national touring shows throughout the year to hole-in-the-wall venues perfect for an acoustic guitar and a cold beer. Visit tupelo.net/events to check out the full line-up of live music playing now in Tupelo.
In your downtime, a visit to one of Tupelo’s unique attractions is a must. Pay homage to Tupelo’s favorite native son at the Elvis Presley Birthplace. Feed the residents of the Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo on their driving tour of the park. Enjoy a tour and tasting at Queen’s Reward Meadery, Mississippi’s first and only meadery. Try all the different varieties, but save room for a mead slushee. Can’t decide which flavor to try, order the mead slushee sampler and try them all.
Save time for shopping in the city where anything is possible. With three distinct shopping districts, Tupelo has everything from antiques to boutiques. Downtown is anchored by Reed’s, a 118-year old department store and includes art galleries, gift shops, and Tupelo Hardware Company, where Gladys Presley purchased Elvis’ first guitar. The Midtown District is home to a florist, gift shops, and wonderful boutiques with the latest fashions. The Barnes Crossing District houses a regional mall and everyone’s favorite national brands.
Plan your weekend getaway to Tupelo today by visiting tupelo.net and imagine what you can do here!