A romantic getaway is essential for couples to unwind and relax. Whether planning a honeymoon, Valentines’ Day vacation or just looking to escape the world, there are endless experiences couples can choose to spend some uninterrupted time together.
For lovebirds looking to delve into charming Southern towns and natural beauty, Mississippi is the perfect destination. With an abundance of quaint communities, bed and breakfasts and diverse activities, The Magnolia State offers an idealistic escape for couples.
Explore some of the most romantic itineraries for couples to explore throughout Mississippi.
Escape to Coastal Mississippi for a romantic getaway on the shore. With 62 miles of pristine beaches and quaint coastal communities, The Secret Coast is a beautiful haven for couples to relax and explore. Couples can begin the trip with a beautiful scenic drive along the Gulf Coast Scenic Byway, stretching from Henderson Point to Biloxi. Stop along the way to take a stroll on the picturesque beaches and explore one of the many charming coastal towns before wrapping up the day with a Gulfport Moonlight Cocktail Cruise. This 2-hour sunset boat ride allows couples to enjoy the views of the Gulf Coast while enjoying light snacks and a full bar—a relaxing and intimate way to end the night.
Known as the “Little Easy,” the quaint city of Natchez, Mississippi is an area enriched by southern charm and is best known for its beautiful historic homes, with more than 1,000 houses listed on
the National Register of Historic Places, easy-going river town lifestyle and a city population that feels like family. Couples can expect a quiet, intimate trip in Natchez with its quaint, walkable downtown teeming with art galleries, museums, cozy coffee shops and restaurants that serve the best in Southern fare, all a short walk to the beautiful riverside bluff, boasting some of the best views of the Mississippi River.
Natchez is also known as the Bed and Breakfast Capital of the South, with over 40 homes to choose from. Places like the Devereaux Shields are not only romantic with its blooming gardens and 19th century furnishings, but they offer elopement and wedding packages for the couples who are ready to seal the deal Natchez-style. Other bed and breakfasts and historic homes like Longwood and Stanton Hall are well-preserved in their 19th century grandeur and offer immersive tours that will feel like taking a step back in time.
When couples are not relaxing in their historic bed and breakfast, taking strolls to admire the Greek Revival architecture around town or indulging in the region’s best dining at restaurants like Magnolia Grill or Carriage House, activities like taking a carriage ride or ghost tour with Downtown Karla Brown, learning the art of biscuit-making in Chef Regina’s cooking classes or traversing parts of the Natchez Trace Parkway will beautifully fill itineraries for the couples seeking a quintessential Southern small-town getaway.
Couples looking for a quaint romantic getaway can explore the charming town of Columbus, Mississippi. To escape everyday life and enjoy an intimate atmosphere, couples can choose from one of the many bed and breakfasts, such as the Shadowlawn Bed & Breakfast. The two-story antebellum mansion offers a delicious breakfast, guided tours of the property and driven tours of the Columbus Historic South Side”. Beyond the bed and breakfast, sweethearts can take a stroll through Columbus’ vibrant Historic Downtown District filled with specialty shops, restaurants and historic buildings. Couples may even have the opportunity to take part in one of the many events hosted on Main Street throughout the year, such as farmers markets and art festivals.