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These Are The 10 Most Beautiful Towns In Mississippi You Should Visit

posted: 02/01/2023
Discover the magic of Mississippi's iconic small towns filled with rich cultural history.

Things To Do This Month in Hattiesburg

posted: 01/31/2023
We've rounded up all the events going on this February to make planning your month even easier!

10 best cities where you can see amazing art

posted: 01/26/2023
these 10 destinations overflow with public art, art festivals, art tours, and art galleries and museums to feed your art-loving soul.

This Mississippi Christmas Town Is Straight Out Of A Norman Rockwell Painting

posted: 12/21/2022
Explore the Mississippi city that looks like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life.

Cache in on Hub City Fun

posted: 12/07/2022
The Hattiesburg GeoTour (GT4BF) is Mississippi’s first and only official GeoTour tour and one of only a handful within driving distance.

5 beautiful reasons to head to Hattiesburg this December

posted: 11/22/2022
Need a little Christmas? Looking for just the right backdrop for your holiday pics, or a sweet weekend getaway? Just 3.5 hours from Birmingham, Hattiesburg, Mississippi is the perfect place for all this and more.

Disconnect to Reconnect

posted: 11/09/2022
Give life a rain check and go disconnect at these relaxing excursions here and around Hattiesburg.

To The Top Halloween Weekend in Hattiesburg, Oct. 27-30

posted: 10/13/2022
Enjoy a football and Halloween weekend in HBURG!

Why Hattiesburg is Your Next Outdoors Destination

posted: 10/05/2022
The Hub city has plenty of fun outdoor activities such as the biking trails, kayaking, and golfing for you to enjoy.

HBURG Shows its PRIDE

posted: 10/04/2022
It's time for Pinebelt Pride! The Spectrum Center is celebrating by hosting a week full of events for everyone. Show your pride and help support the LGBTQ+ community.

5 exciting reasons to road trip to Hattiesburg, Mississippi for Hattiesburg Restaurant Week, October 2-8

posted: 09/27/2022
It’s every foodie’s favorite week—restaurant week! If you’ve tasted your way through Birmingham’s food scene, it’s time to think out of the box and plan a road trip to try some of Hattiesburg’s 200+ local restaurants.

15 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI

posted: 09/22/2022
If you are looking for a week of good food, cool sights, and rich history, then Hattiesburg is the place to be. See the fun activities that Adela Reyas thinks are the best to do in Hattiesburg.

10 Delicious Things To Eat in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

posted: 09/16/2022
Hattiesburg is a great destination for food lovers. With over 200 local restaurants, there are an endless variety of dishes to eat here. Here is Silver Sun Seeker's list of 10 things to eat and drink in Hattiesburg.

Painting the Town: Hattiesburg's Public Art Trail

posted: 09/06/2022
A look at Hattiesburg’s growing collection of public art

Your Football Weekend in Hburg

posted: 09/02/2022
Welcome to Hattiesburg, football players, coaches, families, and fans! We know you’ll be busy cheering on your favorite team, but after the games, get out and explore the Hub City!

Lost on Purpose: 9 Spots To Happily Lose Yourself in Mississippi

posted: 09/01/2022
In 2021, Ben and Malory sold their home and fully embraced #VanLife. Join them on their latest Airstream voyage from Ocean Springs to Grenada as they visit 9 of Mississippi’s most unique food, art, culture, and nature spots.

Labor Day Weekend in HBURG

posted: 08/30/2022
Plan your Labor Day weekend in Hattiesburg with this guide to what’s open and what’s happening!

Slow Travel Mississippi: How To Wander the Entire State on One Incredible Road Trip

posted: 08/26/2022
Overflowing with history and adventure, Mississippi was made for taking the scenic route. When you slow down and seek out the details, the voices of the Magnolia State begin to tell stories.

The Baby Boomers Guide To Hattiesburg

posted: 08/24/2022
Whether you’re traveling back to your roots or visiting for the first time, Hattiesburg will guarantee an unforgettable experience with its delicious dining, charming attractions, and one-of-a-kind shopping!

A Bicycling Guide To the Trails and Roads of Mississippi

posted: 08/19/2022
Here in Mississippi, a burgeoning network of cycling routes can take you through some of the the state’s most pleasant landscapes — as well as some of America’s greatest stories.

Family-Friendly Fourth

posted: 06/20/2022
Plan your 4th of July celebrations in Hattiesburg with this guide to all things family-friendly!

Beat the Heat in HBURG

posted: 06/13/2022
The sun is up, the sky is clear, and there’s only one thing on your mind… It’s hot! In South Mississippi, we love the heat, but we know it isn’t always comfortable. Luckily, in Hattiesburg there are plenty of ways to BEAT THE HEAT.

Batter Up!

posted: 05/31/2022
#BaseBURG continues this weekend as Southern Miss hosts the SUPER REGIONAL!

The Hattiesburg Pocket Museum brings art back to its city in the tiniest way

posted: 05/27/2022
Walking through downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi, you’ll see a collection of locally owned shops and restaurants—including those featured on HGTV’s Home Town, which films in nearby Laurel.

You don’t want to miss these 8 miniature museums across the U.S.

posted: 05/26/2022
All it takes is one road trip across the U.S. to realize both how large—in physical space and diversity of ideas—and small this country can feel.

11 Fabulous Restaurants to Try in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

posted: 05/17/2022
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is one of those cities that you simply cannot ignore.

FestivalSouth in HBURG

posted: 05/12/2022
FestivalSouth, Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre festival, is celebrating its 13th season in Hattiesburg June 2 - 25, 2022. Each week offers different events that introduce many different art forms to attendees, such as performance, theater, storytelling, craft brewing, dance, musical, and more!

It's Festival Season in HBURG

posted: 04/19/2022
As the weather gets warmer and days get longer, spring fever is back in the Hub City! This is the time to get outdoors and HBURG has you covered with plenty of options during spring and summer festival season. Live music, great food, and even better weather - what more could you ask for?

7 Best Margaritas in HBURG

posted: 04/14/2022
You can always find a margarita in Hattiesburg, and we have a list of the top 7 margs in town!

“WE ARE THE FUTURE” EDUCATION MURAL UNVEILED IN HAWKINS NEIGHBORHOOD

posted: 04/11/2022
Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art (HAPA), a program of VisitHATTIESBURG, unveiled a second mural in a week’s time today. Located near Hawkins Elementary School, “We Are the Future,” was designed by Miami artist Sergio Arce to serve as an inspiration to youth in the community.

HAPA UNVEILED HATTIESBURG’S 32ND MURAL, “THE HATTIESBIRDS”

posted: 04/04/2022
Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art (HAPA), a program of VisitHATTIESBURG, unveiled its second mural in the Midtown Mural Series today. With this public art addition at Campus Book Mart on Hardy St., Hattiesburg continues toward its goal of being the City of 100 Murals, with 32 murals now complete.

Black-Owned Pharmacy Reopens as Public Museum

posted: 03/17/2022
Smith Drug Co. of Hattiesburg, Mississippi was once a bustling pharmacy that filled a deep need for the city’s Black community.

Historic Black-Owned Pharmacy Reopens To Public In Mississippi

posted: 03/16/2022
A Black-owned pharmacy in Mississippi known for doing more than filling prescriptions is back open for business after a 20- year hiatus. Smith Drug Co. reopened on March 12 in Hattiesburg as a museum.

What to do in HBURG Based on Your Enneagram Type

posted: 03/02/2022
Have you heard of the Enneagram? If not, now is the time to find your type. Understanding your type can help with a lot of different areas in your life, like…. finding the perfect way to spend time in Hattiesburg!

Black-Owned Businesses in HBURG

posted: 02/28/2022
We want to encourage you to always celebrate the contributions Black Americans have made to this city and remind you to frequent more Black-owned businesses in Hattiesburg. Here is a list of black-owned businesses in and around the Hattiesburg area that you can support, now and always.

Hattiesburg's Freedom Summer Trail helps illuminate Mississippi's place in Civil Rights history

posted: 02/18/2022
MONUMENTAL CHANGE doesn’t always start in big cities. Sometimes some of the most significant moments in history begin in small towns.

Best Restaurants in Hattiesburg

posted: 02/17/2022
A few visits to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, brought me up close and personal with some of the best food and drinks in the southern region of the United States. No lie!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN HATTIESBURG

posted: 02/17/2022
Celebrate Black History Month in Hattiesburg. A premier cultural destination in the Gulf South, the Hub City is chock full of history and heritage attractions honoring African-American culture.

9 Things to do in Hattiesburg

posted: 02/16/2022
Founded in 1882, Hattiesburg, Mississippi is full of Southern charm, history, and fun things to do. Here are 9 things to do in Hattiesburg to get you started exploring Mississippi's Hub City.

Itinerary: A Girl’s Weekend in Hattiesburg

posted: 02/14/2022
We have all had to get creative when it comes to getting away during the pandemic and we don’t know about you, but we have enjoyed it!

Schitt’s Creek Fans Can Officially Visit The Rosebud Motel

posted: 02/14/2022
Fans of the hit CBC show “Schitt’s Creek” can officially visit the brand-new set recreation of the Rosebud Motel at The Lucky Rabbit, located in downtown Hattiesburg, MS. Known as “The Roseburg Motel,” this near-exact set replica is sure to thrill Schitt’s Creek fans from coast to coast.

Lucky Rabbit

posted: 02/11/2022
A parade of interactive nostalgia nestled within a giant brick building in downtown Hattiesburg.

'It's Going Downtown' on Front Street

posted: 02/10/2022
Take a stroll down E. Front Street in downtown Hattiesburg, throw a rock (not really), and you will hit a restaurant owned by local restaurateur, Nelson Haskin, Jr. His restaurants have become a staple for many Hattiesburgers and are quickly gaining popularity with visitors, too! Keep reading to learn more about the man behind four of Hattiesburg’s favorite eateries.

Visit Hattiesburg

posted: 02/07/2022
Ready? Set. Go to Hattiesburg, MS, where the fun, affordable options are endless.

Things To Do In Hattiesburg, MS - Couples Edition

posted: 02/02/2022
Romantic things to do in Hattiesburg MS are so close to everything but so far from ordinary.

EAT, STAY, PLAY: HATTIESBURG

posted: 02/01/2022
Find all the best places to eat, stay, and play in Hattiesburg!

The Surprising Mississippi Town That Makes An Excellent Weekend Getaway

posted: 01/31/2022
You don’t have to travel far for a wonderful weekend away. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that you don’t even have to leave the state. Instead, all you have to do is head to Hattiesburg. Boasting a great mix of amenities, it makes an excellent weekend getaway.

Where You Can Honor Black History Month in Mississippi

posted: 01/30/2022
There’s no shortage of sites in the U.S. where visitors can relive pivotal moments in Civil Rights history. With the arrival of Black History Month, Americans are reflecting on the people and places that have played such important roles in the nation’s journey toward civil justice.

8 PICTURE-PERFECT DAY DATES IN HBURG

posted: 01/26/2022
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so we've made it easy for you this year by rounding up eight perfect day dates in Hattiesburg that are sure to amaze your longtime love or maybe even the new interest you’re hoping to impress.

Hattiesburg Mississippi Restaurants - 30 Dishes You Need to Try

posted: 01/20/2022
Hattiesburg Mississippi Restaurants keep getting ranked and voted as Best in the Pinebelt by one outlet after another. Whether you’re a local or just passing by, we’ll show you the 30 dishes you NEED to try! (before you die. Or you’ll cry. Like ordering burgers without fries.)

Cheddar Together in HBURG

posted: 01/19/2022
It might sound cheesy, but Hattiesburg is too gouda to be true when it comes to one particular topping!

HATTIESBURG: MISSISSIPPI’S HUB CITY

posted: 01/12/2022
As the central point of a crossroads of several major US highways, the southern Mississippi town of Hattiesburg is known around the area as the “Hub City.”

22 Things to do in HBURG in 2022

posted: 01/05/2022
There is plenty to do in HBURG and we have a list of 22 things for you to do in 2022!

Must-see Pieces of Public Art Around the World

posted: 01/03/2022
Visit these 11 cities for beautiful, fun, and thought-provoking public art, from murals to sculpture.

HBURG Holiday Gift Guide

posted: 12/09/2021
When it comes to checking off those Christmas wishlists, Hattiesburg has everything you're looking for!

The Single Best Spot to See Holiday Lights in All 50 States

posted: 12/01/2021
We’ve rounded up the best of the best spots to visit this holiday season, so gather your crew, make some hot cocoa (don’t forget the marshmallows!), and get in the car for these holly jolly holiday displays.

Your Football Weekend in HBURG

posted: 11/29/2021
Welcome to Hattiesburg, football players, coaches, families, and fans! We know you’ll be busy cheering on your favorite team, but after the games, get out and explore the Hub City!

A Downtown Christmas Story

posted: 11/28/2021
Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of Downtown’s holiday windowscapes.

Downtown Candlelit Christmas

posted: 11/28/2021
The Downtown Hattiesburg Association, in partnership with the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association, invites the public to celebrate the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, and Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, for Downtown Candlelit Christmas.

Downtown Holiday Gift Guide

posted: 11/28/2021
Downtown Hattiesburg is full of fun and exciting gift ideas!

Top Picture Perfect Holiday Spots

posted: 11/23/2021
Hattiesburg has the perfect spots for all of your holiday inspired photos!

It's the little things: 'Hub City' Hattiesburg is showing off its hip side, with miniature museums and TV scenes

posted: 11/15/2021
Rounding the corner behind Hattiesburg’s Saenger Theatre building in Mississippi, a pastel purple chasm opens up in a visitor’s path. But the 3D trompe l'oeil painted on the pavement is no obstacle. It’s a photo op, and the first clue that this is no ordinary alley.

Holidays in HBURG

posted: 11/05/2021
Find exactly what will have you singing “fa la la la” in HBURG this holiday season!

HGTV's Home Town: Stops in HBURG

posted: 11/02/2021
If you’re a fan of HGTV’s Home Town with Ben and Erin Napier, this one is for you. Some of the hit show's stops are actually in Hattiesburg!

Mississippi’s tiniest museum never closes, requires no tickets and offers enormous experiences for all ages

posted: 10/21/2021
One of Mississippi’s fastest-growing attractions — and arguably one of the most minuscule — has two new interactive exhibits.

First Saturday Downtown

posted: 10/15/2021
First Saturday is a day to get out and get downtown to support local businesses. Discover something new each month with participating businesses and events throughout the day.

October in Downtown HBURG

posted: 10/15/2021
Visitors and locals are encouraged to enjoy seasonal festivities in downtown Hattiesburg this October, including special events, shopping, and dining.

7 'Must Know' Tips for Kayaking Okatoma Creek

posted: 08/10/2021
Are you searching for Mississippi’s premier commercially supported paddling adventure? Look no farther than kayaking Okatoma Creek, which is located just outside of Hattiesburg.

Longleaf Trace Trail Weekend Getaway Guide

posted: 08/03/2021
Biking enthusiasts know about the Longleaf Trace trail, but do you know how to plan a Longleaf Trace vacation.

If You Live In Mississippi, You Must Visit This Unbelievable Thrift Store At Least Once

posted: 06/01/2021
There are some thrift shops in Mississippi where great finds are far and few between…and then there’s The Lucky Rabbit.

16 Fun Things to do in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

posted: 05/21/2021
Hattiesburg, Mississippi is the birthplace of Rock n Roll, and even though you may have never thought of vacation in Hattiesburg – it is the perfect place to spend a weekend or to have a pit stop on a road trip.

Super Fun Things to do in Hattiesburg, MS for Outdoor Lovers

posted: 04/21/2021
Are you an outdoor lover looking for fun things to do in Hattiesburg, MS? Between glamping, biking, paddling, and all-around exploring, Hattiesburg is your kind of town.

Hattiesburg Art-a-Thon

posted: 04/07/2021
Through the end of May, grab an HBURG Art-a-Thon passport and phone or camera to capture more than 40 vibrant, Instagram-worthy murals and sculptures found throughout the city.

24 HOURS IN HATTIESBURG

posted: 03/19/2021
Enjoy 24 HOURS IN HATTIESBURG by our Guest Blogger Paul Wolf! He covers it all with some amazing ideas for a day in HBURG.

Smooth Traveler: Hattiesburg, Mississippi Civil Rights Trail, Relentless Tenacity

posted: 02/25/2021
The U.S. Civil Rights Trail runs through 15 states and the District of Columbia and seeks to interpret the fight for civil rights through exploring the cities and sites along the route.

11 Delicious Things to Eat in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

posted: 01/26/2021
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is a great destination for food lovers. With over 200 local restaurants, there are an endless variety of dishes to eat there. After spending 48 hours in the Hub City, here is my personal list of 11 things to eat in Hattiesburg.

The Hotel Indigo in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

posted: 01/21/2021
The Hotel Indigo in Hattiesburg is a chic 100-room boutique hotel within walking distance of Southern Miss and a lot of good food. Its location makes it a great starting point for exploring the Hub City.

HATTIESBURG A TO Z

posted: 01/08/2021
From biking to kayaking, creating, and eating…scroll through to find your next HBURG adventure from A to Z.

3 Hattiesburg Restaurants for BBQ Lovers

posted: 07/21/2020
Love good barbecue? Hear from Darren Wayland on the best places to get barbecue in HBURG.

Visit the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby

posted: 06/14/2020
The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum honors heroic servicemen and women and preserves the state’s military history in a state-of-the-art facility at Camp Shelby.

Play Outdoors in HBURG

posted: 05/28/2020
HBURG has a wide variety of options for outdoor enthusiasts!

HBURG Video Series

posted: 05/27/2020
Immerse yourself in Hattiesburg from any location via our HBURG video series!

Local's Guide to HBURG

posted: 05/11/2020
We turned to the people who know us best – Hattiesburgers – to help create the perfect travel itinerary for you!

Information on COVID-19 & Travel

posted: 03/12/2020
VisitHATTIESBURG is actively and carefully monitoring travel conditions regarding COVID-19. Please click for the latest details and travel updates.

Meet in HBURG

posted: 02/14/2020
Plan your next conference or event at one of HBURG's various meeting spaces!

Dog-Friendly Hotspots in HBURG

posted: 02/10/2020
Hi! My name is Milo...check out this furry friend's favorite places to have fun with My Human (and get all the treats) in HBURG!

RING IN 2020 IN HATTIESBURG

posted: 12/03/2019
Not only is it a new year but a new DECADE! Looking for somewhere to ring in 2020? Hattiesburg is the place for you!

Touchdown in HBURG

posted: 11/27/2019
Welcome to Hattiesburg, football players, coaches, families, and fans! We know you’ll be busy cheering on your favorite team, but after the games, get out and explore the Hub City!

HBURG New Year's Eve Stay & Play

posted: 11/18/2019
A variety of hotels and accommodations abound, find just the place you’re looking for to rest your head while you #VisitHBURG.

Be Thankful in HBURG

posted: 10/31/2019
For VisitHBURG, the holiday season means giving thanks to those that make Hattiesburg special.

Restaurant Week Foodie Guide

posted: 10/03/2019
Become a certified foodie in HBURG using this year's Foodie Guide to Restaurant Week.

Fall in Love with Hattiesburg

posted: 10/01/2019
The Fall season in any college town is alive with excitement, but Hattiesburg takes it up a notch. Hattiesburg has emerged as a place that defines the new South.

National Travel & Tourism Week 2019

posted: 04/03/2019
Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week with us at events all week. Check back weekly as we add more details and happenings.

Spring Break in HBURG

posted: 03/07/2019
Whether you're planning to #VisitHBURG or are looking for #Staycation fun, we have you covered with ideas for a great spring break in Hattiesburg!

Louisiana Life - Hangin' in the Hub

posted: 02/15/2019
Hattiesburg, Mississippi offers college town charm, nature, craft breweries, top notch food and loads of culture

DeSoto Magazine - Festive Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

posted: 02/04/2019
Learn more about two of Hotel Indigo's signature cocktails The Sip and Seelbach. Read more to learn how to make them at home yourself this Valentines Day.

Wherever I May Roam - Your Guide To Visiting Hattiesburg

posted: 12/03/2018
Hattiesburg is a city in south Mississippi offering both big city advantages and small-town charm. It is an ideal destination for travelers all over the south. Here is [your] guide to visiting Hattiesburg, including where to stay, what to do, where to eat, and when to visit.

AL.COM >> "MERRY & BRIGHT IN HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI"

posted: 11/07/2018
The holiday season is just kicking off in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and there are enough events and shopping opportunities to keep you busy until Kris Kringle comes knocking.

NOLA.com >> "All Things Gold in Hattiesburg"

posted: 09/03/2018
It's a golden weekend in Hattiesburg with another USM home game! Check out this article from NOLA.com to find out what to do, see, and eat while you're in town... no matter what team you cheer for!

Outdoor Recreation in HBURG

posted: 06/18/2018
Dog days of summer? No way! Here in HBURG, the party keeps going all year ’round. In fact, summer months are perfect for enjoying many of Hattiesburg’s outdoor activities, and long days of sunshine really mean one thing: more time to play!

#EatHBURG: Outdoor Dining

posted: 04/09/2018
The weather is heating up in Hattiesburg, and that means one thing: we can finally eat outdoors again! What better way to celebrate the arrival of springtime than grabbing your closest friends and heading out for a burger, cold brew or barbeque?

Destination: Exploration

posted: 02/27/2018
Days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. You’ve got an itch to venture out and explore... The solution is simple. Find your Spring Fever fix in HBURG.

February Fun in HBURG

posted: 01/29/2018
When you don’t want to stay in, but it’s a little too chilly to be outside, check out these entertaining indoor options in HBURG!

Cool Coffeehouses & Caffeine Stops in HBURG

posted: 08/30/2017
No matter how you like your cup of Joe, HBURG always has something delicious brewing!

IT’S A DATE! FUN IDEAS FOR COUPLES IN HBURG

posted: 08/30/2017
Paris, France still claims the title “City of Love,” but we’d like to think that romance can be found aplenty in Hattiesburg!

It's A Burger You Crave!

posted: 05/05/2017
Burgers Ga-LORE! Find your favorite beefy creation in HBURG!

Ride to the Burg

posted: 04/18/2017
MS Cycling Tour 200 Stopped in Hattiesburg for a visit. Read about travel writer Arlen Hall's experience.

Brewing Up a Good Time

posted: 04/13/2017
When you’re looking for something fun to do on a Friday afternoon and are wanting to stay local, look no further...