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3 Best Weekend Getaways from Jackson, Mississippi (within a 4-hour flight)


3 Best Weekend Getaways from Jackson, Mississippi (within a 4-hour flight)
3 Best Weekend Getaways from Jackson, Mississippi (within a 4-hour flight)

Jackson, Mississippi, the capital and largest city of the state, is a vibrant hub of history, culture, and Southern hospitality. Known as the "City with Soul," Jackson boasts a rich musical heritage, particularly in blues, gospel, and jazz. The city's historical significance is highlighted by landmarks such as the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Medgar Evers Home Museum, which honor the pivotal events and figures of the Civil Rights Movement. Downtown Jackson features a mix of historic buildings, modern amenities, and a burgeoning arts scene, including the Mississippi Museum of Art and Thalia Mara Hall. The city's culinary landscape is a testament to Southern cuisine, with an array of restaurants offering traditional dishes like catfish, barbecue, and cornbread. With its blend of historical depth, cultural vibrancy, and welcoming community, Jackson offers a distinctive and enriching experience for residents and visitors alike.


If you're a local and looking to escape for a weekend, keep reading. With a vast array of short domestic destinations, there are also some international destinations within reach. Here are some weekend getaway ideas for locals in the Jackson, Mississippi, area within a non-stop 4-hour flight. More importantly, these trips are all possible without having to request PTO (for you M-F 9-5'ers); it just depends on what you want to do at your destination.





Washington, DC (IAD, DCA, BWI) - 2 Hour 30 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Museums, walking tours, great mass-transit and cherry blossoms. Fly to DCA for convenience.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round (spring season for cherry blossoms)

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $199+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • For avid runners, pack your running shoes and go for daily runs around the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.



Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) - 1 Hour 15 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Brew pubs, art, nightlife, Mexican food.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • Walk some of the BeltLine and stop at stores, bars, and restaurants.





Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT) – 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Diverse Cultural Attractions, Thriving Food Scene, Outdoor Activities, Sports Hub, Historical Significance, Shopping, Festivals and Events.

What to do?

When to go?

  • The best times to visit Charlotte are March–May and September–November.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $300+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?


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Hey! I'm Jordan, a native New Yorker who is addicted to adventure travel, photography, content creation, investing, and fitness. Read on, enjoy, and Never Run Out of First Times!

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