By Shaina Amienyi
Jackson
Mississippi
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Known as the “City with Soul,” Jackson, Mississippi is favorite among those looking to experience a city with a rich musical and cultural heritage. Jackson has something for all music lovers, but the Blues is what the city is primarily known for.

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to plan and book your vacation to Mississippi’s capitol. Jackson is accessible via Jackson-Evers International Airport (JAN). Book your flight to Mississippi’s soulful city using the following link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Also, check out EscapeWizard.com for our selection of recommended hotels in Jackson. When you are arranging hotel accommodations, please visit the hotel portion of our website (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

Once in Jackson, be sure to visit downtown and tour the Governor’s Mansion and the Mississippi State House, which was designed to look like the United States Capitol Building. Downtown is also where many of the cultural attractions are located. The music scene in Jackson draws many visitors to the city. Visitors will have no problem finding live music to listen to on the weekends. Downtown is the main area for nightlife in Jackson. EscapeWizard.com recommends some of the bars and clubs on Commerce and Capitol Streets. In addition to bars and clubs, there are four museums, ten historic sites, three parks, and over 30 restaurants; we here at EscapeWizard.com encourage you to make downtown your first stop in Jackson.

Visitors to Jackson will quickly discover why it is called the “City with Soul.” The city is alive with Mississippi blues heritage. To get a feel for real Mississippi blues music, stop at one of the urban blues juke joints, clubs, or restaurants with live music. Jackson offers a diverse display of music, including jazz, hip hop, pop, Celtic, and even classical music. The Mississippi Symphony offers a fall-to-spring season of concerts at various local venues. The symphony is highly recommended by us at EscapeWizard.com.

Aside from Jackson’s musical heritage, the city has a rich African American heritage. For example, Jackson was a site for activism during the Civil Rights Movement. Medgar Evers, an African American Civil Rights activist, lived in Jackson. Visit the home where he lived and died; a room in the house has been turned into a museum that tells the story of his life.

Another location rich in African American history is the historic Farish Street District, which is undergoing revitalization to turn it into Jackson’s newest entertainment district. Farish Street is to Jackson what Beale Street is to Memphis. The district was once a center of African American culture, politics, religion, and business and now has over 690 designated historical landmarks. These include the Alamo Theater, which once hosted acts like B.B. King and Nat King Cole. If visiting Jackson in September, EscapeWizard.com urges you to attend the Farish Street Heritage Festival. The festival has food and merchandise vendors as well as live musical entertainment.

Just outside of the city of Jackson is Vicksburg, Mississippi. Vicksburg is most known for its roll in the American Civil War. The Battle of Vicksburg was one of the most pivotal engagements of the Civil War, but was ultimately one by General Ulysses S. Grant and his Union troops. Vacationers can talk the battlefield grounds and view the monuments and graveyard that houses the remains of brave soldiers from both the Union and the Confederacy.

All in all, EscapeWizard.com assures you that any sized group will enjoy a trip to Jackson, Mississippi. Book your next vacation to this soulful city using the link above.
Hotels in Jackson
By Stephanie Stewart
Hilton Jackson
1001 East County Line Road, Jackson, MS
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Stay at the Hilton in Jackson, Mississippi and enjoy the convenience of location. A quick 13 miles away from the Jackson-Evers International Airport, the Hilton Jackson is nearby the corporate block and popular attractions. What to do in your free time? Take a visit to the many shopping malls, or if you like sports, enjoy a round of golf or tour the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. For families and culture-seekers, visit the Jackson Zoological Park, the Mississippi Museum of Art, or the Mississippi Agricultural Museum. Check-in starts at 3 p.m.

Fully equipped with modern amenities and stylishly designed, each guest room, suite, or executive room in the Hotel Jackson has a 32-inch flat screen TV and high-speed internet access in its king or double bedroom. To be as accommodating as possible to guests, both pets and service animals are allowed.

The Hotel Jackson is well-prepared for any traveler or group meeting. For hosting large gatherings like business conferences, celebrations, or weddings, choose from 17 well-equipped meeting and banquet rooms which can accommodate up to 1,200 people. Take advantage of the all-hours business center while you are away from the office. Release stress with your fitness regime in the gym or recharge with a dip in the outdoor pool. Enjoy the breakfast buffet in the morning and in the evening, fine dining on the patio or inside the Huntington Grille. After dinner and cocktails, begin the night by heading into Fitzgerald’s Lobby Bar for live entertainment.

Make the most out of your stay by dining at the hotel’s three tasty restaurants, relaxing in a cabana by the pool, and utilizing hotel’s business center. When it’s time to go, wrap-up your hassle free stay with a 12 p.m. check out time. Ready to book now? EscapeWizard.com has all you need to book your stay in Jackson, Mississippi (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Jackson
By Francisca Ramirez
Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown
235 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS
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Built in 1923, the Hilton Garden Inn of downtown Jackson, Mississippi holds a place of honor on the National Register of Historic Places. Located 20 minutes from Jackson International Airport and mere blocks from the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, the hotel is nestled between two of Jackson’s downtown historic districts. Check-in time is 4 p.m.; parking is available for a nightly fee, with 24-hour valet parking available for guests arriving at any time. ATMs are available onsite for the cash-strapped, but shuttle service to local restaurants and numerous nearby attractions is complimentary.

Guests can opt for a room with one king-size or two queen-size beds. Provided in all rooms, Garden Sleep System beds use unique comfort settings to individualize a guest’s experience while sleeping or enjoying programs or movies on the 32-inch high-definition television, also standard in each room. For working or relaxing, desks are paired with lightweight Mirra chairs; a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and dual-line phone system maximize convenience by providing at-home amenities, making communication and the trappings of everyday living just an arm’s reach away.

For recreation, guests have access to multiple indoor facilities, and can take a dip in the pool or have a relaxing time in the hotel’s hot tub. Those also seeking opportunities to de-stress and melt away the day’s cares can exercise in the hotel’s complimentary fitness room. All guests have high speed internet access during their stay, but those seeking to keep up with work-related activities also have 24-hour access to the hotel’s Business Center, outfitted with desktops and complimentary printing services. Last but not least, the establishment’s checkout time is 11 a.m.

Whether visiting the Jackson, Mississippi area for business or pleasure, the Hilton Garden Inn is a well-established hotel area dedicated to providing quality accommodations and a pleasant experience in a notably historic location. Be sure to book a room through EscapeWizard.com today by clicking on the link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).