Hotel at a Glance: Cabot Lodge Jackson North
Cabot Lodge Jackson North maintains a high level of hospitality throughout the day, offering guests complimentary hot breakfast and evening receptions that include complimentary cocktails, beer, wine, and snacks. Read your free morning paper with a hot cup of joe, available through 24-hour coffee service.
- Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool.
- Touch sea creatures in a saltwater tank or go on a nature walk at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (6 miles away).
- Take the Whammy Challenge, seen on Man v. Food Nation: eating a 3-pound Burgers & Blues burger, 1 pound of fries, and a shake in 30 minutes.
- Go shopping: Nearby Renaissance at Colony Park features stores such as Banana Republic and J. Crew, as well as several restaurants.
Jackson, Mississippi: Blues-Music Heritage and Civil-Rights History in the State's Capital
In 1966, Mississippi—known as the birthplace of American music—became the last state to end Prohibition. The controversial law never took hold in Jackson's Gold Coast, however. This sanctum of gambling, bootleg liquor, and blues sparked the widespread popularity of Farish Street, an African American district akin to Harlem, where musicians Cadillac George Harris and Jesse Robinson got their starts. Though this infamous district faded soon after Prohibition's repeal, the city's love of music never did. Jackson is still home to dozens of juke and blues joints and nightclubs.
Equally as vibrant as the city's music scene is its past. Delve deeper into musical history on the Mississippi Blues Trail, or view some of the state's most significant legislation at the Old Capitol Museum amid downtown's Greek Revival architecture. Numerous Mississippi Freedom Trail markers, including those at Tougaloo College and Medgar Evers' home, chart the city's civil-rights history. A new, somewhat historical site related to the movement has also cropped up in the Fondren neighborhood, where scenes from the movie The Help were filmed.