Offering big-city amenities and small-town charm, Tupelo, MS, is a fantastic destination for your next girlfriend getaway. As you and your friends begin to map out your upcoming travels, here are seven reasons to add Tupelo to the top of your must-visit list!
Unwind in a Boutique Hotel
With over 2,200 quality hotel rooms, Tupelo promises a good night’s sleep. Check in to Hotel Tupelo, the city’s newest boutique hotel, located in the heart of Downtown Tupelo. The property has an array of unique, local touches that highlight the city’s many makers. Hotel Tupelo also has a local restaurant and bar on-site, Jobos, which serves breakfast and dinner throughout the week and brunch on the weekends.
Enjoy Delicious Restaurants & Culinary Experiences
Tupelo has over 200 restaurants, making it a culinary hotspot in Mississippi. The city’s chefs take pride in creating exceptional gastronomic experiences that highlight local produce and the flavors that make Tupelo distinctive. Chef Cooper Miller’s traditional Southern fare with a modern twist makes Forklift Restaurant a jewel in Tupelo’s culinary crown. Craft cocktails round out the special experience at Forklift, whether at lunch or dinner during the week or brunch on Saturday.
Enjoy the perfect ladies’ lunch at Sweet Tea & Biscuits Café. After lunch, peruse the many shops inside The Marketplace at Sweet Tea & Biscuits, offering antiques, clothing, jewelry, and gifts.
For a more hands-on culinary experience, book a class at CharCutie in the Jackson West neighborhood and make the food part of the fun. Learn how to make an elegant charcuterie board complete with artisan cheeses, cured meats, fresh fruits and veggies, and local honey and jams while enjoying time with the girls. Take home your board and the knowledge of how to make your own flawless charcuterie display.
The city’s newest culinary experience is the official Cocktail Trail — explore by visiting tupelo.net to download your digital passport! Visit seven Downtown Tupelo locations and enjoy delicious, local artisan cocktails at each participating restaurant. Once you’ve completed all seven stops on the Cocktail Trail, visit the Tupelo Visitors Center for your free #MyTupelo cocktail shaker.
Listen to Live Music
Taking in some live music in the birthplace of Elvis Presley is a must. From small, intimate venues to a 10,000-seat arena, Tupelo’s varied music scene has something for everyone. Check out Blue Canoe, the city’s home for great live music and good-mood food, or enjoy acoustic guitar over brunch at Brick and Spoon. You can find all of the city’s upcoming live music events at tupelo.net.
Spend an Afternoon Shopping
With three distinct shopping districts, Tupelo offers everything from boutiques to antiques. Downtown is home to local shops, art galleries, and a 118-year-old department store. The Midtown District has the latest fashions, outlet shopping, and gift shops nestled in the heart of the city. You can find major national brands in the Barnes Crossing District, anchored by the Mall at Barnes Crossing.
Experience Mississippi’s First (and Only!) Meadery
After an afternoon of shopping, toast your time in Tupelo with a visit to Queen’s Reward Meadery. Mississippi’s first and only meadery, Queen’s Reward makes award-winning mead with a dose of Southern hospitality. Sip on several varieties in the meadery’s West Tupelo tasting room and take home a bottle of your favorite mead to remember your trip. Relax on their extensive lawn and enjoy a glass of mead or one of their famous mead slushies!
Visit Exciting Attractions
Get to know Tupelo’s extraordinary culture by exploring a few of its unique attractions. Experience Elvis’ Tupelo with a visit to the Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum. Visitors can tour the humble home where he was born, explore a museum that chronicles his life, and enjoy a presentation in the original Assembly of God church, where he was deeply influenced by gospel music.
Explore the great outdoors with a visit to the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center. Headquartered in Tupelo, the Natchez Trace Parkway is one of the top 10 most visited national parks in the country and offers 10,000 years of history along this scenic byway.
Enjoy a Day of Pampering
After getting to know Tupelo’s matchless culture, it’s time for some pampering. The city’s many day spas offer countless opportunities to relax and unwind. Visit Haven Studio in Downtown Tupelo for a massage, facials, and other spa services as well as Pilates, yoga, and Barre classes. Creative Touch Day Spa & Salon offers spa treatments and an array of other services at its West Tupelo locale.
Time away with your girlfriends is good for the soul, and Tupelo has everything you need to create quality time with the girls in 2024. Visit tupelo.net to create your exclusive Tupelo itinerary, or utilize one of the many suggested itineraries available on the website. Imagine what you and your girlfriends can do here!
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