Welcome to Jackson
Mississippi's capital and largest city mixes stately residential areas with large swaths of blight, peppered throughout with a surprisingly funky arts-cum-hipster scene in the Fondren District. The recent opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the adjacent Mississippi Civil Rights Museum has boosted the appeal of downtown and drawn national acclaim – now if city officials would just do something about the terrible condition of its streets. Trust us, they're bad, especially the potholes. On the bright side, there's a slew of decent bars, good restaurants and a lot of love for live music; it's easy to have a good time in Jackson.