Known as the Hub City for its ideal location in the South, Hattiesburg has something for everyone. Craft an adventure and enjoy the authentic flavor locals can’t get enough of.
Connect with Hattiesburg’s bustling live music scene or the impressive variety of local eateries. Taste selections created in the barrels of its downtown brewery or drop into a pub to enjoy a cocktail on the patio. Discover the art scene, two military museums, or outdoor recreational offerings, such as the 41-mile Longleaf Trace rails-to-trails project.
“Hattiesburg is abundant with unique group-friendly activities and events,” said Paige Hunt, director of sales and visitor services for VisitHATTIESBURG. “In addition, the city boasts more than 200 locally owned restaurants and 3,000 hotel rooms. No matter your reason for visiting, you will leave the Hub City with fond memories and full bellies.”
Home to nearly 200 species, the Hattiesburg Zoo is a can’t-miss attraction. Its intriguing and interactive exhibits, such as “Wallaby Walkthrough” and “Sloth Experience,” splash pad and winding train are some of the many reasons Hattiesburg Zoo has been named “Best Attraction” in Mississippi and in the Pine Belt.
Camp Shelby is the largest active joint forces training site in the U.S. and houses the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum. The museum, which honors the servicemen and women of all branches from Mississippi and others, tells the personal stories of American heroes and serves to educate future generations about freedom and prosperity.
Dive into one of Mississippi’s most unique shopping experience with a trip to The Lucky Rabbit. Filled with one-of-a-kind pieces, vintage decor, original art and more, groups won’t leave disappointed or empty-handed. Plan the trip accordingly, this popular outing is only open the first Thursday through Sunday of each month.
One of eight Chef Robert St. John eateries located in the Hub City, Crescent City Grill is known for its made-from-scratch Cajun and Creole dishes. Satisfy a craving for fresh fish and seafood, mouthwatering white chocolate bread pudding, or enjoy the extensive wine list, offering more than 900 labels.