Hattiesburg Travel and Vacation Guide At a Glance
Best Time to Visit Hattiesburg Mississippi
Hattiesburg is an interesting city during all seasons. If you can stand the heat, even midsummer visits are pleasant. Despite the high temperatures the city gets a bit of a cooling breeze. You can enjoy golf, touring the historic homes, and numerous outdoor activities no matter when you travel to Hattiesburg. Click Here to find hotels in Hattiesburg. If you need additional visitor information for Hattiesburg, Click Here.
Average Hattiesburg Weather
Hattiesburg weather data is somewhat misleading. While it is a rainy area, the precipitation tends to fall all at once; a rainstorm followed by several sunny days as opposed to frequent drizzle is the norm. That said, most months get quite a bit of rain with December being the rainiest at an annual average of almost 6.5 inches. It snows so seldom in Hattiesburg that snowfall is a major event. Even the coldest month, January, has average highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s above freezing. June, July, and August all have average highs in the 90s. March, April, November, and October are the moderate months with daytime highs in the 70s.
Hattiesburg's location provides easy highway access to Jackson, Natchez, Mobile, and New Orleans; all of these cities have frequent flights from multiple destinations. Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport has three direct flights to Memphis via Northwest Airlink daily. Amtrak and Greyhound both serve Hattiesburg. While there is city bus service, visitors will enjoy their stay more if they have a car.
Many of the areas historic homes (open to the public) do not charge admission. And, one of the best bits of Hattiesburg is simply wandering around the historic neighborhood district and having a look at the outside of houses that you cant go inside. Its easy to find a budget room beneath $40 nightly even when University events fill the town. Even during the most popular times to visit you can get a very nice room in the $60-$70 range. Most of the moderately priced and inexpensive chain restaurants have Hattiesburg locations. Youll also find a good selection of locally owned sandwich shops where you can substitute a freshly made sub for fast food at a price beneath $5. A blow-out at a seafood restaurant will run you around $15 for dinner if you want to be extravagant.
Mississippi Tourism - Hattiesburg Attractions, Activities and Day Trips
Landrums Country Homestead and Village in nearby Laurel, Mississippi, is famed as a walking tour of the past. It has more than 40 buildings, including a watermill from 1871, that you can wander through; call (601) 649-2546 for further information. Fifteen miles south of Hattiesburg on Highway 49 sits Desert Fox Disc Golf Course, one of the few places in Mississippi where you can indulge in this popular new sport. Near the disc golf course youll find Paul B. Johnson State Park with its 300-acre lake. Ten miles past the Park youll find De Soto National Forest offering more than 500,000 acres for fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking and horseback riding.
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