You vibrate with the thrill of possibility in a new city, like a blank page waiting to receive tales of adventure. Author G. K. Chesterton wrote, “The traveler sees what he sees; the tourist sees what he has come to see.”—and you are no mere tourist, wise wanderer. For one who is willing to improvise, there is a saga down every street, and in few places is this truer than Jackson, Tennessee. Here, you may wander through cypress forests where deer slip silently between the trunks of trees, or stumble upon mementos of history. You’ll spot majestic homes and Civil War battle sites, now silent, peaceful, and filled with birdsong. Begin your journey from hotels in Jackson and revel the city’s unexpected treasures. Let Travelocity be your guide in this enchanted hamlet. We can help you find the perfect accommodations for your time in Tennessee.
If you’re trying to determine where to stay in Jackson, we recommend the downtown area. Travelocity has a wide selection of hotels in that neighborhood. Plus, the city is not too large, making nearly every attraction well within reach. The north side of town is ideal if you are visiting Union University.
Just a short stroll from the downtown Jackson hotels, the imposing yellow and white façade of the Carnegie Center for Arts and History disguises the intriguing stories hidden within. In the basement, Civil War artifacts recall how much has changed since the sounds of battle rocked this region. Upstairs, the vibe changes from antebellum to anti-establishment. Ornate glass showcases proudly display original Carl Perkins records, and music reverberates off the walls and your soul, echoing the history of this city where rock-and-roll began.
If 19th-century cannon fire and rock-and-roll aren’t your sort of thing, immerse yourself in an epic tale of a different sort. Inside the modest whitewashed walls of the Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum, the story of the legendary railroad engineer is brought to life before your eyes. Glistening black engines sit poised on wood and iron rails, as though about to leap forward in a burst of steam and noise, and you have the eerie sense of seeing the world as it once was. It’s as though the past has become the present. At the end of your busy afternoon of discovery, you’ll have no trouble resting your head and dreaming of bygone days.
Should you feel moved by the musical spirit of Tennessee, the Travelocity app makes it easy to find cheap hotels in Jackson so you can take a day trip and roam to the home of the blues in Memphis, following stray melodies and discovering its stories for yourself. Or trade the sultry slide of a steel guitar for the twang of a country acoustic, and head northeast to Nashville instead. Either way, the money Travelocity saves you on your hotel in Jackson will pay for a lot of cover charges on your musical adventure.