Meridian is one of the largest cities in Mississippi. The sixth largest to be precise. It is a great place for tourism thanks to the area’s rich history and beautiful parks.
The best thing to do in Meridian is head to Bonita Lake. It’s a large park area, with three lakes and fishing, hiking and horseback riding opportunities and it's a great place to relax with all the family.
For a day of family activities, you can visit the Jimmy Rodgers Museum, which is a small museum displaying artifacts and instruments from legendary musician, Jimmie Rodgers. Meanwhile, for an art-fix, head to the Meridian Museum of Art, which displays regional artworks.
Other top things to do include visiting the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum, where you can find out more about the country’s last, intact steam engine factory.
Some of the best places to stay include the Baymont Inn & Suites Drive, Americas Best Value Inn, Microtel Inn by Wyndham, a Quinta Inn & Suites, Red Roof Inn, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson.
The best time to visit Meridian is from mid April to mid June and from late August to mid October, when you can spend time by Bonita Lake, or strolling around town.