Southern Travel Bucket List

June 4, 2015

Being a huge travel fan, when I found out we were moving to Mississippi I immediately starting researching fun places to visit. Mississippi is a great base for taking trips to many cities, attractions, and other destinations. Within 6 hours of Jackson, MS there are fun cities, historical sites, and beautiful beaches.

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Here is my top 10 list of places to journey to from Mississippi:

(approximate times are given from the Jackson Metro area)

  1. Vicksburg, MS – 1 Hour
    Military history, unique art park, and simple town delights.

  2. Ocean Springs and Biloxi, MS – 3 Hours (http://www.bambinitravel.com/Pages/Places/placeitem.php?id=99)
    Beaches, cute little shops, and yummy restaurants.

  3. New Orleans, LA – 3 Hours
    French Quarter, restaurants, culture. People seem to either love it or hate it.

  4. Memphis, TN – 3 Hours
    Family friendly museums, Shelby Farms Park, and plenty more to do.

  5. Birmingham AL – 3 Hours, 44 Minutes
    History, renowned restaurants, beautiful parks, fun museums.

  6. Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, AL – 4 Hours, 30 Minutes (http://www.bambinitravel.com/Pages/Places/placeitem.php?id=136)
    Some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and cute beach side shops and restaurants.

  7. Dallas, TX – 6 Hours
    Everything you want in a big city, just a few hours to the west.

  8. Nashville, TN – 6 Hours (http://www.bambinitravel.com/Pages/Places/placeitem.php?id=113)
    Musical history and live music on every corner along with beautiful rolling hills and parks.

  9. Chattanooga, TN – 6 Hours
    Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, mountainous hikes.

  10. Atlanta, GA – 6 Hours (http://www.bambinitravel.com/Pages/Places/placeitem.php?id=128)
    Georgia Aquarium, the lovely Piedmont Park, and plenty of big cities delights.

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What’s on your travel bucket list? Where are your favorite places to road trip in the South?

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Whitney June 4, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Love this list! There really are so many things near Jackson. We’ve visited and loved Biloxi, Vicksburg, Oxford, Memphis and Gulf Shores so far. We’d love to squeeze in a visit to New Orleans or another trip to the coast this summer.

Erin Buhr June 5, 2015 at 6:48 am

Thanks Whitney! I have enjoyed following along with all of your adventures! I somehow forgot about Oxford. That’s definitely on my list too.

Whitney Caves June 5, 2015 at 10:17 am

Even though I’ve gotten to travel to some pretty neat places, there’s still nothing quite as relaxing as a few days at Gulf Shores. And I believe that’s called you can take the girl out of Mississippi , but you can’t take the Mississippi out of the girl:)

Erin Buhr June 11, 2015 at 7:00 am

I agree so completely Whitney! As much as I love traveling to new places, learning about history and the culture of a place absolutely nothing beats a long weekend at the beach! Do you have a favorite beach?

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