From downtown arts communities to quaint villages, Mississippi is going to give you the romantic experience you’re looking for. So if you find yourself in Mississippi in search of something special to do with your loved one, enjoy any of these 14 dreamy places in the Magnolia State.
If you're looking for an upscale shopping experience in the Jackson Area, you'll love Renaissance at Colony Park. The elegant buildings in this shopping center are home to some of the finest retailers in the area, all on beautifully-landscaped grounds accented by mosaic fountains. Pamper yourself during your day of shopping with a trip to the spa and a nice lunch at one of their several dining options.
Stroll down charming streets and browse unique boutiques and galleries to find just the right gift for your loved ones and something for yourself, of course! Admire the fine art that the the Pink Rooster Art Gallery has to offer. With pottery, glass pieces, paintings, jewelry, and more, you're bound to pick out something unique to your companion's taste.
Make a day of browsing through owner-operated boutiques, visual art galleries, antique stores, and dining options. Check out Joan Hawkins Art & Intertiors to add a splash of color to your romantic day. You'll find fine art, home decor, accessories, gifts, and furniture all from around the country.
The Square has been the diamond of Mississippi since 1837. You can't find a single soul living in Oxford who doesn't carry pride for this passion-driven Historic Downtown Square. It's no wonder why it would make our list of romantic places! Stroll hand in hand with your love and check out all that this wonderful place has to offer. From the "best downhome soul food" at Ajax Diner to the thought provoking literature and other rare finds at Off Square Books, you and your love will have a buzzing time walking around.
Canton is another beautiful example of a shopping district located in a historic square. Canton's square is centered around its original courthouse, and features many shops, including The Emporium - a one-of-a-kind marketplace which is home to over 40 vendors. You two lovebirds won't be disappointed by the rarities you'll come across. Add a whimsical touch to your lives with the help of these unique treasures.
Take some time to enjoy the beautiful old homes and natural scenery as you walk down the river walks and browse through the shops and restaurants. Head to the beautiful estate Stanton Hall where you can take a tour of this "palatial Greek Revival style residence" built in 1857. Afterwards head to the adjacent Carriage House Restaurant for the world-famous fried chicken. These two places in the heart of Natchez will certainly make for a date worth remembering.
You don’t have to look far to find quaint Southern charm in Mississippi, and the Shadowlawn Bed and Breakfast provides just that. This Antebellum Mansion with “all the modern conveniences of today” features gourmet breakfasts, jet tubs, plush bedding, and even a romance package for those looking for something extra special!
It doesn’t get quite as romantic as a rustic farm getaway. Boasting 33 acres of stunning countryside and a wonderful bed and breakfast right on the property, this is the ideal place to get some alone time with your significant other. With fresh products and blossoming gardens, Willowdale Farm is a place to experience.
Southaven is located in DeSoto County, just across the state line from the city of Memphis. According to the Mississippi Gazetteer, which tracks population growth, the city is expected to continue to grow into the next decade. With the population booming, it makes sense that this area would be home to such a wide variety of shopping.
Step away from the bustle of the city and escape to a sprawling botanical garden. In 1973 Mynelle Westbrook Hayward’s garden was acquired by the city of Jackson. Since then, these seven beautiful acres have been available for public viewing. With a peaceful pond and beautiful bridges, this place will relax you from the moment you step inside.
Located just east of Jackson, Outlets of Mississippi is the largest outlet mall in the state. According to its Wikipedia page, the shopping center is made up of 76 stores. No matter what you're looking for, you're sure to find it here. There's even a playground for the kids, so bring the whole family!
One of the newer shopping centers in Mississippi, The Promenade is well-known for its selection of big-name stores and delicious restaurants. Spend the day shopping, the evening dining, and then check out the nearby nightlife and casinos for the complete local experience.
Highland Village is an upscale shopping destination located in Jackson. Specialty stores, jewelers, and designer shops are laid out around a courtyard and a plaza, with some of the region's best dining found throughout. Take a Pilates class or browse the nearby Chevrolet dealership while you're there!
This eclectic little beach town is just this side of Louisiana, and the New Orleans influence is obvious. Make a day out of exploring this town with its unique shops, colorful residents, and delicious seafood restaurants. From local artists and artisans to trendy boutiques, you'll love Bay St. Louis.