Whether you live in Mississippi, or are looking to vacation there, this southern state is a sight to behold, with hidden beauty, history and heritage. Mississippi is nestled along the river that it takes its namesake from, and it’s a state that is composed of lowlands and foothills. Mississippi is a state that is covered in forests, with major cities that are filled to the brim with history that harks back to the Civil War and colonial era.
Mississippi has an area of 48,430 square miles, which means that for travelers and vacationers, there’s much of it to explore! With a humid subtropical climate, Mississippi is home to long, humid summers and short, mild winters – which makes it the perfect place for couples to sneak away, or honeymooners to spend their first vacation together as a married couple.
Romantic getaways can be memorable no matter where you go – but knowing the best places to go that will cater to your every romantic whim is a great place to start. Whether you’re looking for a small hideaway, or a romantic resort, Mississippi’s charm will worm its way into your vacation.
Let’s explore the best romantic (weekend) getaways in Mississippi:
1. The Alluvian Hotel
Nestled admits the heart of the Mississippi Delta site the Alluvian Hotel, located in Greenwood, Mississippi. The Alluvian is the perfect place for couples who are looking to escape the hustle of most tourist locations. With only 45 rooms, the Alluvian offers guests a quiet and secluded southern experience, with accommodations that range from suites to two-bedroom lofts. Each room boasts the rich design and culture of the Mississippi south.
The Alluvian offers guests a complimentary daily hot buffet breakfast, and is centrally located that seeking out a nearby restaurant for lunch or dinner is easy. Guests have easy access to tennis and golf, as well as the private Alluvian theatre. This hotel also offers complimentary transportation to and from local attractions, so you can make sure you are always going to get where you’re going.
2. White House Hotel
The White House Hotel is both historic and boutique. It has a desirable beachfront location along the Gulf, located in Biloxi. The White House Hotel also has nearby access to historical attractions. Couples looking to retreat to this historical venue will find an array of 76 suites and rooms that will suite their needs, with rooms that overlook the Gulf, as well as romantic honeymoon style suites that have nothing but romance in mind.
Cora’s Restaurant and Bar is the onsite dining venue that offers guests a real taste of Mississippi flavor and cuisine that defines the Gulf Coast. As well as having access to the sandy beaches of the Gulf, guests will also be able to lounge in a shared TV area, or take advantage of the hot tub and fitness area. Nearby historical and exciting attractions are also available for guests to explore.
3. Dunleith Historic Inn
Located in Natchez, Mississippi, the Dunleith Historic Inn stands beautiful and proud, a structure from 1856 that is listed as a historic landmark. This romantic getaway is nestled on 40 acres of land, and offers guests 22 unique rooms. This is the perfect place for couples who are looking for a private escape that is absolutely dripping in historic charm and heritage, as well as a real taste of southern hospitality.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner is the Castle Restaurant, that is located in Dunleith’s carriage house. Located in a town that’s rich with history, guests will be able to enjoy historical tours, or visit the ruins of an old antebellum mansion. There’s an endless array of activities for couples to take part in while staying in Natchez that will be both romantic and broaden their horizons.
4. Shadowlawn Bed and Breakfast
Nothing quite beats the charm of a southern bed and breakfast, and Shadowlawn is just the place. Located in Columbus, Mississippi, the Shadowlawn Bed and Breakfast is an antebellum mansion that offers six different rooms. This is definitely the place of couples who are looking to escape the rest of the world and to stay in a place that will be as exquisite as it is exclusive.
Guests are served complimentary gourmet hot breakfast every morning in the formal dining room of the main house at Shadowlawn. Guests who stay at Shadowlawn will be able to enjoy a tour of the historic south side of Columbus, as well as local activities and entertainment that can be found all around Columbus.
5. The Devereaux Shields House
Located in Natchez, Mississippi, the Devereaux Shields House is a bed and breakfast that specializes in romantic getaways for couples and honeymooners. Devereaux Shields House has a main house with four different rooms, as well as Aunt Clara’s cottage, which is located just a few doors away from the main house, and also includes four rooms.
The Devereaux Shields House serves guests a complimentary hot breakfast every morning, with plenty of restaurants in Natchez to explore for lunch and dinner. Couples will be able to feel ultimately relaxed here at the Devereaux Shields House. There is a fitness center, and easy access to nearby Natchez historic sites and entertainment.
Located in Brandon, Mississippi, on 1,800 acres of gardens and a shimmering lake, McClain is an idyllic place for couples to retreat from the stress of day to day life. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, McClain boasts a southern experience that is sure to be unique. Guest accommodations include a guest house, a guest cabin and a lodge, surrounded by forests and gardens.
McClain offers guests a most unique experience – a farmer’s market, where guests can get delicious, seasonal fruits and vegetables. McClain is also close to unveiling a general store and on-site restaurant. McClain’s beautiful acres of forest and gardens give guests and endless outdoor experience to explore, including access to a lake on the property.
7. Westgate Tunica Resort
Westgate Tunica Resort is located in Robinsonville, Mississippi, and is a stunning throwback to the days of southern plantations. Couples who are seeking a decadent getaway can set their sights on Westgate. Accommodations at this resort include one-bedroom suites and deluxe villas.
Westgate Tunica Resort is located within easy access to restaurants for all of your breakfast, lunch and dinner needs – each room also comes with a fully equipped kitchen. Guests will also be within close access to dozens of casinos that are reminiscent of Las Vegas, open 24 hours a day, with exciting games and delicious casino food.
8. Gold Strike Casino Resort
For couples who are looking for fun and excitement, Gold Strike Casino Resort is the place to be. Located in Robinsonville Mississippi, the Gold Strike Casino Resort is perfect for couples who like excitement with their romance. Guests can choose between and array of rooms and suites, with both smoking and nonsmoking rooms.
Four different dining venues are located at Gold Strike, making sure guests will be able to enjoy whatever type of meal they’re craving, from buffet to steakhouse meals. Including pool, spa and golf access, guests are also welcome to the dazzling and exciting Gold Strike Casino, with table games and slots to entertain for hours.
9. Courtyard Vicksburg
Located in historic Vicksburg, Mississippi, the Courtyard Vicksburg is surrounded by heritage and history, including antebellum mansions and civil war historic sites. Couples will enjoy a romantic getaway that has all the conveniences of home, as well as all the luxury amenities that come with a hotel vacation. Guests can take their pick of guest rooms and one-bedroom suites.
The Bistro is located onsite at Courtyard Vicksburg, where breakfast and dinner are served for guests, with delicious beer and wine as well. Couples at the Courtyard Vicksburg will be able to either enjoy a nice dip in the pool and some romantic alone time, or explore the nearby Old Court House Museum and Vicksburg National Military Park.
10. Old Capitol Inn
The Old Capitol Inn is a historic establishment, built in 1952 and is now family owned. Couples looking for an escape will find a stunning, New Orleans style establishment, with boutique style accommodations that range from standard rooms to one-bedroom and honeymoon suites. For your romantic vacation, guests will be able to choose a backdrop of garden and downtown views.
Served Monday through Friday in the Sunroom, guests will be able to dine on a menu of southern Mississippi cuisine for lunch, with a menu that changes weekly. For entertainment, guests are welcome to explore the guided walking tours of historic spots, and a the nearby Fondren Arts and Entertainment District.
11. Beau Rivage Resort and Casino
Another resort that specializes in excitement and fun for the adventurous couple looking for something exciting during their romantic getaway, the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino is located in Biloxi, Mississippi. Located on the gulf, the Beau Rivage Resort offers guests stunning panoramic views of the Gulf, with standard rooms and honeymoon suites available.
Seven dining venues are at the guest’s disposal, with delicious cuisine ranging from seafood to steakhouses, pool bars and Italian dining. Beau Rivage Resort offers both golf and arcade access for guests, as well as the exciting onsite Casino, with slots and table games for couples who like to take a walk on the wild side.
12. Golden Nugget
Located in Biloxi on the gulf coast, the Golden Nugget is exactly the place for discerning couples who are looking for all the excitement and luxury that the gulf coast has to offer. Choose between junior suites and luxury rooms, with stunning views of the nearby coast from private balconies for a romantic view for each couple.
Golden Nugget has four different dining venues for guests to choose from, so couples can have a romantic dinner at a Chicago style steak house, or indulge in delicious and fresh seafood. Golden Nugget offers onsite entertainment, and is also close by all kinds of Biloxi local entertainment, where the Gulf Coast life is brimming.
13. Chancellor’s House
Luxury and decadence meets southern hospitality at the Chancellor’s House in Oxford, Mississippi. Surrounded by the historic Oxford Square, couples will be able to enjoy a romantic getaway that’s tinged with old southern charm. The Chancellor’s House boasts 31 guest rooms and suites, so guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive experience – close enough to the tourist locations of Oxford, but with a private retreat at the end of the day.
The Chancellor’s House offers guests several different dining experiences, including terrace dining that overlooks Oxford Square, or private dining for couples who want to sneak away for a romantic meal. The Chancellor’s House also offers an on-site spa, where couples will be able to enjoy a rejuvenating couples massage, or any number of treatments that are good for both the mind and the body.
14. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi
For a couple who’s looking for something unique and exciting, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is waiting for you on the gulf coast in Biloxi, Mississippi. This is a bigger hotel, with two different towers. The Platinum Tower offers guests 154 unique rooms, while the Royal Tower has 272 rooms and suites.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino offers an array of different dining venues, including fine dining for a romantic meal, or casual restaurants if you’re looking for something relaxed. In addition to the onsite clubs and bars, the Hard Rock Hotel has the exciting onsite Casino, where all the fun and games are, with tabletop games and slots.
15. Palace Casino Resort
Located on the exciting gulf coast in Biloxi, Mississippi, the Palace Casino Resort is just the place for couples looking for relaxing fun on their romantic retreat. Southern hospitality meets all the luxury amenities of a big hotel, with any number of guest rooms and suites with views that overlook the nearby gulf coast.
Palace Casino Resort offers guests a choice between delicious fine dining for a more romantic atmosphere, and casual dining for relaxation and fun with your meal. PURE is the Palace Casino Resorts onsite spa, that offers couples massages and other spa therapies. And of course, the on-site Casino welcomes guests for excitement and fun, where couples can go to play table top and slot games.