Hattiesburg: where the past and present converge to create a modern Southern destination.
Nestled in the Piney Woods of Mississippi, Hattiesburg has a rich culture that echoes in its streets through public art, a diverse food scene, one-of-a-kind attractions, and its historical trails and tours.
Connect with the city’s civil rights, military, and arts history through museums, driving, walking, or audio tours, and incredible collections. Hattiesburg is home to the largest Freedom Summer Trail in the Southeast, featuring 16 stops that provide a poignant and educational journey through this pivotal era in American history.
With a mild year-round climate, Hattiesburg beckons outdoor enthusiasts to explore its trails and waterways. Whether you’re into hiking, biking, or just enjoying a leisurely stroll in a picturesque park, Hattiesburg’s great outdoors welcome you. The Hattiesburg GeoTour, the only official GeoTour in the state, is a perfect way to explore the city through an interactive treasure hunt, too!
Prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure like no other. Hattiesburg boasts nearly 200 locally-owned restaurants, each offering a unique flavor of the South. From soul-soothing comfort food to innovative cuisine, you’ll savor every bite. Hattiesburg’s restaurants offer a seat for every palate.
As you explore the city, you’ll notice vibrant public art adorning our streets, parks, and buildings. With more than 100 stops on the HBURG Public Art Trail, you’ll find inspiration around every corner. That’s not all though, discover Mississippi’s tiniest museum, a world-famous thrift store, or the Hattiesburg Zoo, home to a 100-plus species of animals.
What truly sets Hattiesburg apart is the authenticity of our experiences. Our city is brimming with the kinds of places and activities that locals cherish. Whether you’re biking our pine-covered trails, sipping the latest SoPro brew, dancing to live music, or browsing the shelves of an independent record or bookstore, you’ll find that Hattiesburg feels like a home away from home.
Experience the magic of Hattiesburg, where history, culture, and Southern hospitality converge to create an unforgettable destination. Hattiesburg: Where life happens. Come play and stay a while. We’ll see you soon!