Jackson, Mississippi is nicknamed the “City with a Soul”, and rightfully so. The old town, named after Andrew Jackson and serving as the capital of the Southern state, is famous for its gospel, R&B and blue heritage. Not only that, but it houses dozens of museums that examine its rich history of African American struggles and triumphs. Located on the mighty Pearl River, it ranks third among Forbes’ “Best Bang for Your Buck” cities.
Located at the crossroads of I-20 and I-55, Jackson is easily accessible by all modes of transportation. The Jackson International Airport is situated only 15 minutes from downtown and the Jackson Public Transit System provides reliable bus service to the entire metro area. Driving is often considered the best method for getting around, especially for those exploring the more rural areas beyond the city limits. While biking and walking is practical downtown, a car is the best choice for areas beyond the urban streets.