Thinking of coming to Jackson for the first UMHB game this season. Anyone want to give me a rundown of places to stay and eat? Must see things in Jackson? Any information you have would be great. Thanks!
I've been to Jackson a few times on business. Going for pleasure isn't really on my list of things to do. However, I recommend the Fairview Inn to stay at. Within walking distance of Millsaps, it's a very pretty historic b&b type place with wonderful food. The rooms are updated with amenities, but very much old school historic furniture and fixtures. A different experience from a Hampden Inn. My wife absolutely loved it when I dragged her along once, and I enjoy the historic aspect.
As for things to do, I'm drawing a blank. For places to eat, as with most small southern cities, there are lots of great places. Jackson is close enough to New Orleans to sport some good cajun food, and deep enough in the south to have good BBQ (and not Texas brisket!). I can't think of a name off the top of my head, but there were a few places recommended by people at the Fairview.