Young couple taking a picture at one of the best spots for a Hattiesburg weekend excursion trip.

Escape the Ordinary With These 4 Hattiesburg Weekend Excursion Ideas

Your home at Breckenridge Park puts you right in the middle of some of the best South Mississippi has to offer. Itching to get out of town but don’t want to stray too far from home? Try one of these ideas for a Hattiesburg weekend excursion to remember! Some of our favorites near our apartments in Hattiesburg, MS include: 

Hike the Little Grand Canyon

Hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts will love traversing Red Bluff, a little-known loop trail just one hour outside Hattiesburg. Visit the red dirt cliffs and gorgeous wandering creek. See why travelers have nicknamed this unique spot “Mississippi’s Grand Canyon.”  

Experience History in Vicksburg 

Vicksburg is a beautiful city nestled on the Mississippi River about a two-hour drive from Hattiesburg. It is bursting with history as well as culture. Remember the past as you explore the Vicksburg National Military Park. It’s also a site of one of the most pivotal battles of the civil war. Thrill-seekers won’t want to miss the Haunted Vicksburg Ghost Tour, a 90-minute guided stroll through Vicksburg’s oldest and spookiest neighborhood. 

Have Fun in the Sun on the Gulf Coast

Mississippi is also home to over 62 miles of white sand beaches. Hop in your car and head south! Experience all the sun and sand your heart desires in a little over an hour. Hippies at heart will want to head to Ocean Springs to stop by the Walter Anderson Museum of Art before searching for vintage treasures at the Coastal Magpie antique store on bustling Washington Avenue. What’s more, the shimmering sands of Front Beach are just a few minutes away from the heart of downtown Ocean Springs!

Discover Home Town Hospitality in Laurel

Just 30 miles down the road from Breckenridge Park, you’ll find Laurel, MS, a little town known for its big heart. Fans of the HGTV show Home Town will enjoy viewing the beautifully renovated homes along the brick-paved avenues of Laurel’s downtown. Enjoy lunch or dinner on the spacious patio at the Bird Dog Cafe before catching a live performance at the historic Laurel Little Theatre. Just make sure to stop and chat with the friendly locals while you’re there!

Excited to be right in the middle of the action? If you’re looking for a new place to call home after your fun Hattiesburg weekend excursion, contact us today to schedule a tour of Breckenridge Park! Our Hattiesburg apartments are packed with amenities that will make you happy to return home at the end of your day trip. 

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