The Top 3 Fall Vacations to Take This Year – Oxford, MS #3

Oxford, Mississippi- The University of Mississippi

ESPN named Oxford, MS the best college town in the United States for good reason. Be sure to visit when the Ole Miss Rebels are playing football at home.

You’ll be engulfed in southern hospitality when you pre-game in The Grove. The Grove, complete with majestic oaks and sprawling spaces in the middle of campus, is famous for its tailgating. If you’re expecting to find hot dogs cooked by people in denim shorts, think again. Here, people pull out all the stops and their fine china and silver for the occasion. Floral arrangements are taller than the coeds in dresses and heels. As a visitor, you’ll be welcomed into tents decorated in red and blue. Keep an eye out for the Zebra tent. It may be the most extravagant of them all.

Bibliophiles will feel welcome here also. Rowan Oak served as William Faulkner’s home and much of his inspiration for 40 years. After looking through the museum you can stop by his grave. It’s tradition to bring Four Roses, his favorite bourbon, and take a shot if you go. Then it’s off to Square Books to find limited edition and signed copies of literary works of art.

You might be surprised by the food scene in Oxford. It is now a hotbed for incredible restaurants thanks to John Currence, a James Beard award- winning chef. City Grocery, Boure, Big Bad Breakfast, and Snack Bar are all excellent choices. Another fantastic option can be found about 20 minutes outside of town. Found in a turn-of-the-century building, Taylor Grocery has been serving melt-in-your-mouth catfish since 1977.

If all of this has you dreaming of dusting off your traveling shoes, give us a call. We would love to help you “fall” into a great vacation.