by Cam Bonelli
Tunica, Miss., lies in the northwest corner of Mississippi just 40 minutes from Memphis. Although not a pilgrimage to Mecca or a sprawling city, the almost-200-year-old-town has some interesting sites for an adventurer who is searching for small-town charm. The town is about a three-hour drive from Jackson and close enough to other interesting areas to make the destination a daytrip. Here are some of the noteworthy stops in Tunica.
story and photos by Amber Helsel
If you drive down Interstate 55 South three hours, you'll find yourself in the jazz capital of the world, New Orleans. But if you drive on that interstate north for three hours, you'll emerge into Mississippi's kindred blues spirit, Memphis. The city has so many sights that it's really tough to see them in one day (trust me on this one), but here are a few good ones.
by Amber Helsel
Drive an hour down Interstate 20 and into downtown Vicksburg, and it's like stepping into a different world. Gone are many of the skyscrapers and retro buildings that populate Jackson, replaced with architecture out of the 1800s. And of course, the Mississippi River and Yazoo River Diversion Canal encircle the city. Here are a few cool places worth checking out in Vicksburg.
by Amber Helsel
Ocean Springs has become an art mecca on the Mississippi coast. Even some of the Jackson artists have moved to the area, adding to the colorful community. Recently, BOOM Jackson visited the arty town and did some exploring.
by Adria Walker
Day in and day out, New Orleans has festivals, music playing in many places and people walking around, shopping or eating at one of the local restaurants. The city is always alive.
I've been four times so far this year. New Orleans is special because it allows visitors to see and explore just about any and everything they're interested in—history, delicious food, art, architecture, dancing, music—all in a place that is less than three hours away from Jackson.
Boom Jackson in the business + lifestyle publication for Jackson, Mississippi and surrounding counties.