This month I had the opportunity to travel to jackson –
so i’ve put together a travel diary from my trip with my must-see places in jackson…
I This past month I went to Jackson, Mississippi, to visit my cousin who is about to graduate from Belhaven University… Now I wouldn’t necessarily say that Jackson is the most ‘happening’ place of all my travel destinations, but there are some great stops you can’t miss if you’re going to be in town. I have rounded up my top 5 must-see places, plus some bonus places for the foodies out there.
#1 — brent’s drug store.
If you’re in need of a good throwback, this is the stop for you. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this quaint little diner made the whole trip worth it. Nestled in the Fondren neighborhood, Brent’s is a must-see place with some truly delicious food. I ordered the cheese fries and a root beer float, because when in Rome or in this case when at a Soda Fountain… Everything was incredible and I felt like I had died and gone to trans-fat heaven.
Location: 655 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216
#2 — la brioche bakery.
Who doesn’t love a good bakery? La Brioche (also in the Fondren neighborhood) is an adorable, clean bakery with more sweets than you could possibly need. Everything looked almost too good to eat. I got two macarons on my trip (Earl Grey & Pistachio) and they were amazing. I think I want to live in this store.
Location: 2906 N State St, Jackson, MS 39216
#3 — broad street cafe.
If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, make sure you stop at Broad Street Cafe, with yummy eats and great service. We stopped in for breakfast and I ordered a chai tea latte (yum!) and an egg sandwich with bacon on a biscuit – very delicious. Fun fact: my cousin and his friends eat here at least once a week so you know it must be pretty good. Also if you’re stopping in, make sure you go into Lemuria Bookstore (its upstairs in the same building) to get your fill of floor to ceiling book shelves.
Location: 4465 N Hwy 55 #101, Jackson, MS 39206
#4 — mississippi state capital
If you like to admire good architecture, make sure to stop in here at the state capital. The whole building is a sight for sore eyes, and the staff were all incredibly friendly. We did a self-guided tour and wandered around the building in awe of how beautiful everything was.
Location: 400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201
#5 — mississippi supreme court of appeals
This is also a cool stop if you’re into looking at building architecture. Not to be repetitive, but the staff and everyone in this building was also incredibly friendly as well. We had a great time walking around and admiring the importance of this place. Plus the State Law Library of Mississippi is here, and that was quite a sight.
Location: 450 High St #300, Jackson, MS 39201
Bonus foodie stops— keifer’s & waffle house.
So now that you know my top 5 must-see places, I thought I would throw in some bonus foodie stops just in case you haven’t had enough of my suggestions yet…
If you’re hankering for some great Greek cuisine, you should stop at Keifer’s. Location: 710 Poplar Blvd, Jackson, MS 39202
If you want a less nostalgic diner experience than Brent’s, make sure you go to Waffle House for literally the best waffles on earth. Trust me, I’ve tried many waffles in my day and I can say with certainty that Waffle House’s are hands down the greatest (hence the name Waffle House). Location: They are literally everywhere, so I won’t put just one location.
Have you been to Jackson? Comment below if you have any other must-see places that you think should’ve made the list!