Mississippi is overflowing with natural beauty and interesting sites, making it a great state for road trips. Throughout the last year, we’ve put together several road trips through Mississippi, showcasing some of the state’s best destinations. From mouthwatering eateries to notoriously haunted sites, here are 9 unforgettable road trips to take in Mississippi before you die.
Mississippi’s Most Picturesque Small Towns Road Trip
Mississippi is filled with small, charming towns, and a great way to see those towns is with this road trip. At just under 14 hours, the trip is perfect for a weekend getaway. So buckle up and get ready for quaint downtown areas, significant historical sites, and more charm than you could’ve ever hoped for.
Haunted Mississippi Road Trip
If you’re looking for a good scare, then this is the road trip for you. Spanning 800 miles, the route leads you to some of the most spine-tingling spots in the state, from eerie graveyards to haunted mansions. Since the entire trip takes just under 14 hours, you’ll probably want to break it up into two or more days. Luckily, there are a couple of haunted hotels along the way, which will fit in perfectly with the creepy itinerary.
Mississippi Fall Foliage Road Trip
Mississippi is beautiful year-round, but there’s no denying that the vibrant colors that come along with fall make it even better. As the leaves begin to change this year, which is usually in late October – early November, be sure to fit in this road trip. Spanning 860 miles, the one-of-a-kind road trip will lead you to some of the most stunning scenery in the state. With nearly 14 hours of driving time, you’ll need to break the trip up into at least two days. Keep in mind, staying overnight at one of the state parks is a great option.
Mississippi’s Most Abandoned Places Road Trip
If exploring long-forgotten places is your idea of exciting, then you’ll definitely want to venture out on this road trip. From a single home to an entire town, this route will take you to some of the most interesting abandoned places in the state. And since the road trip is just eight hours, completing it in one day is totally doable.
Mississippi’s Natural Wonders Road Trip
In terms of natural wonders, Mississippi definitely has something to boast about. Between renowned sites, like the Natchez Trace Parkway and Mississippi River, to lesser-known places, such as Red Bluff, the state’s own version of the Grand Canyon, there are plenty of wonders in Mississippi that should be visited at least once – and this road trip is the perfect way to do just that. Covering just over 900 miles, a round-trip will take 16.5 hours, making it perfect for a weekend getaway.
Epic 3-Day Restaurant Road Trip In Mississippi
Does eating your way through Mississippi sound like something you’d be up for? If so, keep reading; this road trip is for you. Encompassing almost 1,100 miles, the route will guide you to some of the tastiest restaurants in the state. From the oldest soda fountain in Mississippi to fried chicken that has been described as the “best in the world,” your taste buds are practically guaranteed to be satisfied after this delicious journey.
Mississippi Waterfalls Road Trip
Waterfalls may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Mississippi, but the state is actually home to several. Want to see Mississippi’s beautiful falls for yourself? We figured you’d say “yes,” which is why we went ahead and mapped out the perfect route for you. Stopping at five waterfalls along the way, this entire trip will take a little over nine hours (excluding the time you spend exploring, of course).
10 Amazing Places You Can Go On One Tank Of Gas In Mississippi Road Trip
Think you can’t go far on one tank of gas? Think again! As it turns out, one tank will get you about 300 – 500 miles…and to some pretty amazing places in Mississippi. That’s right; most vehicles can complete this 425-mile journey, which includes stops at great restaurants, unique attractions, and historically significant sites, on just one tank of gas. So, what are you waiting for?
The Ultimate Terrifying Mississippi Road Trip
Mississippi, particularly Natchez and Vicksburg, is full of spooky sites that are just waiting to be explored, which is where this road trip comes in. Focusing on two of the state’s most haunted cities, the route includes stops at nine creepy locations, delivering one of the most terrifying rides of your life. The road trip will take about seven hours, minus the time you spend at each spooky stop.