Looking for a family friendly yet stylish southern city to explore? Oxford, Mississippi should definitely be on your list. Full of great food, great shopping, and scenic neighborhoods. This college town is a great place for a family getaway, romantic weekend or girlfriends retreat. With enough things to keep you busy minus all of the traffic of a big city, Oxford is a perfect weekend getaway. Today I am sharing some of my southern family travels in Oxford, Mississippi full of food,
Southern Family Travels: Oxford, Mississippi – Food, Football and Fun
Where to Stay
Graduate Oxford: Loved the decor and design at this hotel. With the lobby bar, rooftop lounge and fun restaurants, this place is definitely perfect for a girlfriends getaway or a romantic stay. Also perfect to get inspiration to buy new home decor, which is always a great idea!
Where to Eat
Snack Bar: A great place for a romantic night on the town or a true foodie experience.
Saint Leo: Looking for a hip night out with great cocktails, Saint Leo is it. The Italian fare and
Big Bad Breakfast: If you love donuts and seafood for breakfast, this place is exactly where you need to. This casual diner is a perfect place to take a family on a budget or foodie looking for a true southern breakfast with fresh ingredients.
Places Shop and Explore
Rowan Oak: Home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner. If you love literature and architecture this is definitely a self-guided tour you want to take.
Goolsby’s Hair World: Known as one of the oldest barbershops in the South. A great place to learn more about Oxford’s African American history.
Burns Methodist Episcopal Church was organized by freed African
Americans who settled in the area known as “Freedmen Town” after the
Civil War. The current church building was erected in 1910 and played a
major role in the lives of many African Americans until 1974, when the
Burns congregation moved to its new location. Best-selling author John
Grisham later bought the building and lived there while working and
writing in Oxford.