Fall in the South means football, but if you’re looking to getaway on your favorite team’s off weekend, look no further than Tupelo, Mississippi.
Start your weekend by checking in to one of Tupelo’s over 2,200 quality hotel rooms. Stay downtown in the city’s newest boutique hotel, Hotel Tupelo. The hotel has 79 guest rooms and is home to Jobos, a local restaurant and bar specializing in coastal cuisine and craft cocktails. With accommodating hotels located throughout the city, from full-service to limited-service properties, you are sure to get a great night’s sleep in the city where anything is possible.
Toast to your weekend away by exploring Tupelo’s Cocktail Trail. Visit seven Downtown Tupelo locations and enjoy delicious, local artisan cocktails. Pick up your cocktail card at the Tupelo Visitors Center or at each participating restaurant. Once you've completed all seven stops on the Cocktail Trail, redeem your card at the Tupelo Visitors Center for a free #MyTupelo cocktail shaker. The trail is available online by downloading the digital passport at tupelo.net/cocktailtrail/.
Tupelo is home to over 200 restaurants so the power of possibility is yours when it comes to dining. Try Blue Canoe, Tupelo’s home for original live music and eclectic bar food. Share the fried black eyed peas, one of their famous burgers, or chicken & waffles, but definitely save room for the award-winning Connie’s Blueberry Donut Bread Pudding, made fresh daily with donuts from Connie’s Chicken in Tupelo. Visit tupelo.net/food-drink to explore all of the scrumptious options and let your mouth water by following #tupelofoodie on Instagram.
Start your morning with brunch at D’Cracked Egg with omelets, pancakes, and bottomless mimosas. After brunch, get ready to explore Tupelo by visiting its unique attractions and shopping districts. From the Elvis Presley Birthplace and the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, to the Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo, check out the places that put Tupelo’s extraordinary culture on display. The city’s three distinct shopping districts offer antiques, boutiques, and everything in between.
Need an afternoon pick me up after your morning of exploration? Grab a cup of coffee at one of Tupelo’s many local coffee shops. Try Lost + Found Coffee’s handcrafted menu of locally roasted coffee at their Midtown District café. Tupelo River Coffee boasts two Downtown Tupelo locations with a delicious menu of caffeinated beverages.
With so much to enjoy, start planning your Tupelo weekend getaway today and imagine what you can do here!