Time was when people might have snickered had you’d told them you were going to Hattiesburg, unless, of course, it was to the University of Southern Mississippi to earn a college degree. But over the decades this “micropolitan’’ area, tucked in the fork of the Leaf and Bouie Rivers in the heart of southern Mississippi’s rolling piney woods, has earned national recognition as one of the most livable cities in the United States.
Travelers have observed that Hattiesburg is a pleasant cultural mix of the everything-by-the-book traditional Southern hospitality found north of the city and the carefree, laid-back ambience found to the south along the state’s Gulf Coast. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll enjoy discovering firsthand what makes this historic and spirited college town worth visiting. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of New Orleans. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.
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