Welcome to Tupelo
Tupelo is a sleepy north Mississippi hill country town that's mainly known for giving the world one of its most enduring pop icons and sex symbols – a dark-haired kid with a sneer named Elvis Presley. Many stop here to access the Natchez Trace Parkway, and some stay to see the birthplace of the King. A small but thriving restaurant scene and a slew of new murals have brought some oomph to downtown and its surrounds, making Tupelo a pleasant overnight stop.
Useful if you're interested in driving the Natchez Trace Parkway, there is a great visitor center for that scenic road just outside town.