Weekend Trips {within Liberty bounds} from Meridian, Mississippi

Meridian has to be in the best location in terms of being in the center of a ton of fun southern cities.  There are places within six different states that fall within a few hour drive and more importantly, within bounds (meaning no leave required to go!)  Here is my favorite getaway in each of those states!
Weekend Roadtrips from Meridian, Mississippi
Pensacola, Florida
Eat: Coffee at The Bodacious Brew, Grits a Ya Ya at The Fish House, or a ramen bowl at Nom
Drink: An Irish Wake at McGuires or a specialty cocktail at 5 1/2 Bar.
Do: Palafox Market, a trip to the beach, and gallery night
Stay: The Gateway Inn on base (can’t beat the price!)
See more: here and here

New Orleans, Louisiana
Eat: Three course lunch (with 25 cent martinis) at Antoine’s or pizza at Domenica.  And of course, beignets at Cafe Du Monde.
Drink:  Water…in between all of those sugary hurricanes on Bourbon St, of course!
Do: Drink and Learn cocktail tour
Stay: The Roosevelt (make sure to ask about the military rate!)
See more: here and here

Jackson, Mississippi
Eat: Tacos and tableside guac at Babalu
Drink: A cocktail at the speakeasy, The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs
Do: Check out Livingston Merchantile
Stay: No need–we always just drove home!
See more: here and here

Birmingham, Alabama
Eat: BBQ at Saw’s Soul Kitchen, pizza at Post Office Pie’s, or sushi burritos at Wasabi Juan’s
Drink: A beer at Avondale Brewery
Do: Indoor rock climbing at First Ave Rocks, hiking at Ruffner Mountain, or shopping at The Summit
Stay: Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort
See more: here and here

Memphis, Tennessee
Eat: Rendezvous and The Commissary BBQ, so that you can compare and pick a favorite or anything at SOB, South Of Beale
Drink: A 40oz at Raifords while playing the drumset!
Do: Beale Street, the duck parade at The Peabody, or a Grizzlies game at FedEx Forum
Stay: The Exchange Suites
See more: here and here

Atlanta, Georgia
Eat:  A burger and pimento cheese friends from Farm Burger
Drink:  A cocktail at Top Golf
Do: The College Football Hall of Fame
See more: here and here

  • I was at this place last week. This is such a joy as a place for food! I had a beautiful time here. It reminded me of other venues in Memphis, Tennessee. A beautiful, wonderful place that had excellent atmosphere.

Where to eat while stationed in Meridian, Mississippi
Things to do while stationed in Meridian, Mississippi