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Nice area to stay overnight between Memphis and NOLA?

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Nice area to stay overnight between Memphis and NOLA?

We are coming to Memphis area this summer to visit my parents. They are going to watch my little ones so my hubby and I can got to New Orleans for an anniversary getaway. We are thinking about breaking up the drive a little bit and was looking for recommendations in Mississippi.

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1. Re: Nice area to stay overnight between Memphis and NOLA?

You should get more replies if you post this question in the Mississippi Forum.

We have stayed in Tupelo and plenty of motels there but I don't think this would be on your route to New Orleans.

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2. Re: Nice area to stay overnight between Memphis and NOLA?

Probably your best bet is a B&B in Vicksburg. It's more in keeping with the special occasion feeling enroute to NOLA than anything in the Delta flats further north. www.tripadvisor.com/read_vicksburg_BnB or tripadvisor.com>unitedstates>mississippi>vicksburg. You might consider staying that first night in Memphis since the drive to N.O. is not a full day's journey. Appropriate lodging suggestions might be The River Inn at Harbortown or The South's Grand Hotel, The Peabody.

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3. Re: Nice area to stay overnight between Memphis and NOLA?

You could spend a night in Tunica, enjoying the casinos or in Clarksdale checking out the juke joints.

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4. Re: Nice area to stay overnight between Memphis and NOLA?

There's a nice Comfort Inn & Suites in Byram (just south of Jackson) if you don't want to stray off I-55. I recall there's restaurants & shopping around it.

However, if you have the time, you really should visit Vicksburg - only about 45 miles (?) from Jackson.

Edited: 28 April 2013, 15:04
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5. Re: Nice area to stay overnight between Memphis and NOLA?

Does anyone know the easiet route to get to Vicksburg? We are actually driving from Olive Branch, MS which is right off of 55. I found some pretty places to stay and could either do it on our way down to NOLA or on our way back.

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6. Re: Nice area to stay overnight between Memphis and NOLA?

Easiest from I-55 would be taking I-20 west at Jackson.

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