Where to Eat, Stay & Play During Canton Flea Market

The Downtown Jackson skyline. Image: Stephen Little

Coming to town for the Canton Flea Market?

Venture south for a stay, a meal or an experience in Jackson, the City With Soul!

To guide you along the way, we have suggestions in planning your visit.

STAY

Hilton Jackson
A full-service hotel on County Line Road, the city’s northernmost boundary, the Hilton Jackson offers room service free WiFi, a fitness center and free parking. The hotel’s lounge, Fitzgerald’s, often features live music and two restaurants, Wellington’s and Drago’s Seafood, are on property.

Residence Inn by Marriott – District at Eastover
Further south, in the city’s LeFleur East neighborhood, find the all-suite option, Residence Inn. With plenty of room to spread out, a kitchen in every room and free breakfast, additional amenities of The District – a retail, restaurant and shopping destination – are just outside the hotel’s doors.

Residence Inn by Marriott

Homewood Suites by Hilton Jackson Fondren Medical District
Jackson’s newest hotel property, the Homewood Suites is another all-suite hotel – and it’s in Fondren. Opt for a balcony view room for an amazing look across this artsy neighborhood. There’s an indoor pool, free parking and, loads of restaurants, bars and shops just outside the front door.

EAT

Drago’s
Drago’s on County Line Road (next to The Hilton) is a truly authentic New Orleans dining experience. Renowned for its “original chargrilled oysters,” the full menu offers surf and turf, boudin stuffed shrimp, and gumbo, along with pasta and fried seafood.

Cultivation Food Hall
A first of its kind in Mississippi, showcasing a carefully curated collection of boutique restaurant concepts, specialty coffees and classic, craft cocktails, Cultivation Food Hall is located The District at Eastover, visible from I-55. A shopping mall food court gives you an idea of the setup, but the elevated offerings are anything but typical. The food hall offers grab-and-go options or stylish seating inside and out.

Fine & Dandy
A “snazzy, modern ‘grandma chic'” spot for burgers & Southern snacks using local ingredients, plus craft cocktails, F&D is also located at The District at Eastover. The menu is nostalgic, but with a twist, and the boozy milkshakes are worth saving room for.

The boozy milkshake at Fine & Dandy

The Fondren neighborhood
Just one mile west of I-55 (take the Lakeland Drive exit), Fondren is a hotspot for dining and drinks. With more than a dozen restaurants, bars, bakeries and coffeeshops in a four-square block area, park the car and stroll this artsy neighborhood for Mediterranean, burgers, tapas, Mexican or casual fine dining, all locally-owned.

PLAY

Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum
This 40-acre complex, located in the heart of the city, brings to life Mississippi’s rich agricultural heritage. A 40,000-square-foot Heritage Center traces the history of agriculture and forestry through an extensive collection of artifacts and lifelike exhibits. Outside, the Fortenberry-Parkman Farm restoration and Bisland Cotton Gin, both circa 1860, tell the story of farm life in early Mississippi. Walk down Main Street of the “Small Town, Mississippi” restoration (circa 1920) and imagine a day in the lives of the people who once toiled and worshiped in these buildings. The Children’s Barnyard and Multi-Purpose Center reopened in 2020. Award-winning rose gardens and special interest gardens provide enjoyment year-round.

The Fortenberry-Parkman Farm at the MS Ag Museum

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Named one of the Top 10 “Most Amazing Baseball Museums in America” by ESPN, the museum contains an array of sports-related, interactive exhibits. Touch-screen television kiosks allow museum visitors to access archival footage, achievement data, biographical information and more than 500 interviews with famous Mississippi athletes like Jerry Rice, Brett Favre, Archie Manning, Ralph Boston and Dizzy Dean.

To plan more of your trip to Jackson, go to visitjackson.com.

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Shared in partnership with Canton Tourism