A drive up the scenic Natchez Trace is in order , stop 45 minutes away for Chief Phillip Martins small city of casinos , Golden Moon and Silver Star , the water park here , Geiser Falls , cant be beat. Hard Rock cafe is here as well as Bahama Beach. Shop at Williams Brothers Store here for bargains. OR go west to Vicksburg and see the glorious Mississippi River , The Vicksburg Civil War Park with monuments , statues , a film and souvenoirs. The Coca Cola plant is here as well as several casinos. This is 45 minutes away. There is also an outlet mall here. If you are into planes you can take a flying lesson and fly YOURSELF in Jackson at Spirit Aviation for a mere $59.00 ,  owner Michael Humphreys is the nicest British transplant you'll ever meet. Travel north to the Delta for cotton fields , blues , home of B.B. King and eclectic shopping and dining. Natchez ,  Mississippi is an antebellum must see on the lazy Mississippi River , historic homes , cemetaries , wine vineyard and Natchez Under the hill .  You can go North to Oxford Mississippi for the "square'. Home of Ole Miss and writer John Grisham .