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Old 05-11-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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Just wondering what route has the best sites to see...we will be on the road for 3 days from Memphis to New Orleans? My husband wants to stop in Tupulo as well...
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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"Best" depends on what you are interested in.

Pretty scenery? Historic? Civil War? Civil Rights? Blues? Geologic? Good food?

Memphis and Tupelo.... Elvis' birthplace?

For what it's worth, Tupelo is well off any reasonably straight route between Memphis and New Orleans, but then with three days you can zig-zag all you want. I notice you also posted in the Alabama forum, so I'm guessing that's your plan.
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:21 PM
 
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No idea of which route to take....But damn, I am jealous! Have fun sounds like a great ride with an amazing last stop!
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Oxford, Mississippi
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Memphis to Holly Springs. Plan ahead and you can likely arrange a private tour of Montrose and the Kate Freeman Clark art gallery. One of the Garden Club ladies will meet you. It costs a few bucks, but not much. Get a pamphlet from the Chamber of Commerce and drive around for a minutes looking at the old homes.

Onward to Tupelo. See the Elvis sights.

Take Highway 6 to Oxford. Try to get a room at the Inn at Ole Miss, which is an easy walk to the Square, which has become almost a tame Bourbon Street experience. Lots of nice restaurants and bars. Walk back to your hotel and go to sleep.

Take Highway 6 to Clarksdale. See the blues sights and whatever else you wish to see. Then go south on Highway 61 to Vicksburg, passing through many sometimes-dying Delta towns. Spend the night in Vicksburg, where there are a couple of casinos if you are interested.

Then go east o I-20 to Jackson. Tour the state capitol, which really is a remarkable building. Get your photo taken in front of the monument to womenhood on the capitol grounds: Our mothers, or wives, our daughters, our sisters. Then south to Biloxi, where you can stay at a casino hotel or otherwise, depending on your interests.

The above is just a suggestion, and there are certainly other routes you can take (including one that will take you to Natchez). Just Google the towns along the way and you can decide what you want to do.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:32 PM
 
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Memphis to Holly Springs. Plan ahead and you can likely arrange a private tour of Montrose and the Kate Freeman Clark art gallery. One of the Garden Club ladies will meet you. It costs a few bucks, but not much. Get a pamphlet from the Chamber of Commerce and drive around for a minutes looking at the old homes.

Onward to Tupelo. See the Elvis sights.

Take Highway 6 to Oxford. Try to get a room at the Inn at Ole Miss, which is an easy walk to the Square, which has become almost a tame Bourbon Street experience. Lots of nice restaurants and bars. Walk back to your hotel and go to sleep.

Take Highway 6 to Clarksdale. See the blues sights and whatever else you wish to see. Then go south on Highway 61 to Vicksburg, passing through many sometimes-dying Delta towns. Spend the night in Vicksburg, where there are a couple of casinos if you are interested.

Then go east o I-20 to Jackson. Tour the state capitol, which really is a remarkable building. Get your photo taken in front of the monument to womenhood on the capitol grounds: Our mothers, or wives, our daughters, our sisters. Then south to Biloxi, where you can stay at a casino hotel or otherwise, depending on your interests.

The above is just a suggestion, and there are certainly other routes you can take (including one that will take you to Natchez). Just Google the towns along the way and you can decide what you want to do.
This list is really good. But be wary of Clarksdale, it has gotten very sketchy. If you go there, go during the day.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:43 PM
 
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I would suggest time in Oxford, Natchez and Pass Christian/ Bay St Louis, which may be the prettiest towns in the state. If you like Civil War history, Vicksburg is the place for that.

The Natchez Trace is a pleasant drive, particularly south from Jackson down to Natchez. Tupelo has the birthplace of Elvis (a shack) if you like Elvis-related things, and beyond that Tupelo is a nice, modern small city.

Jackson might be a good stopover for a nice hotel and a couple of restaurants and a bit of shopping. For that I'd suggest looking up the Township at Colony Park in Ridgeland, right off I-55, which is in a very nice area with several nice hotels and the nearby Renaissance shopping center. Yelp has a good list of restaurants in town.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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If you go to Clarksdale, you have two good reasurants options. First is Ground Zero, Morgan Freeman's blues joint, it is unique and not to be missed.

Also, Yazoo Pass is very good, it is a modern place that you would expect to see in a hip urban city center, it is completely out of place in Clarksganistan. Great food with a modern atmosphere.

If you happen to find yourself in Greenwood, eat lunch at the Crystal Grill. It has been in the same location for almost 90 years. Great southern food, one of the uniquely Mississippi restaurants.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:19 PM
 
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If you go to Clarksdale, you have two good reasurants options. First is Ground Zero, Morgan Freeman's blues joint, it is unique and not to be missed.

Also, Yazoo Pass is very good, it is a modern place that you would expect to see in a hip urban city center, it is completely out of place in Clarksganistan. Great food with a modern atmosphere.

If you happen to find yourself in Greenwood, eat lunch at the Crystal Grill. It has been in the same location for almost 90 years. Great southern food, one of the uniquely Mississippi restaurants.
I've lived here in Greenwood for almost 2 yrs and can't understand what the hoopla over The Crystal Grill is. Food there is average at best.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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If you go to Vburg, don't miss the military park. Gorgeous scenery and history.
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