It’s no secret that a trip with friends is a recipe for memories for a lifetime. The challenge, then, comes in deciding where to go and what to do.
Keeping things fairly local has become a necessity in these times. Where can you go on a tank of gas and stay as safe as possible? And what would you do?
Mani-pedis for the gals, brunch on a breathtaking rooftop patio with mimosas and sparkling wine, or maybe a private chef? Kick back in a beautiful home set up especially for you after you attend a personalized painting class. Top it off with shopping in one-of-a-kind boutiques, strolls around a picturesque downtown, and tons of selfie-friendly locales to ensure your social media lets everyone know how much fun y’all had!
Corinth has all of this and more, and tucked away in the corner of Northeast Mississippi you can find the trip of a lifetime for you and your squad of friends.
Start off with booking your stay at The Cottage, a cozy bungalow in the heart of downtown Corinth, or right next door you’ll find Sanctuary – a renovated Episcopal church built in the 1800s – appointed with unique antiques, a loft bedroom, and a great room perfect for late night coffee and chats. For larger groups, The Carriage House is a newly refurbished vacation rental with every amenity and spectacular decor. All these options are located within walking distance of downtown shopping and dining, all locally owned and operated.
Once you’ve booked your lodging, make some plans for fun!
If you’re in Corinth on a weekday, your first stop should definitely be Abe’s Grill, the oldest diner on Highway 72. From your seat at the bar, you’ll watch the Whitfield family serve you their legendary biscuits, tenderloin, and whatever else you can imagine.
Starting the day with full bellies and ready for adventure, set out to enjoy Corinth.
If a day of pampering is on your radar, Rossi’s Relaxstation is located in Corinth’s Soco District among boutiques, scenery, a coffee shop, and even a bakery. Schedule a session for your group to be beautified from head to toe, then stop in at any (or all) of the array of boutiques down Wick Street.
An afternoon of shopping in downtown’s leisure district enables you to grab a cocktail and take it with you as you browse the streets. smith. restaurant offers specialty cocktails you won’t find anywhere else – try the Fillmore Feel Good! The self-guided 60 Sights in 60 Minutes walking tour is a perfect opportunity to sip and stroll while making sure not to miss any of the city’s sights.
For a snack, be sure to stop in and visit Mississippi’s oldest drugstore, Borroum’s. The long counter with stools and the old-fashioned soda fountain will take care of any sweet tooth cravings you have, and the view of Corinth’s 100 year old courthouse will provide a backdrop for any selfie action. While you’re there, be sure to order a slugburger – Corinth’s claim to fame.
Shopping in Corinth isn’t complete without a stop at Sanctuary, where antiques and art greet you – make sure you set aside time for browsing, because everyone in your party will find plenty to love (and take home)!
The evenings are full of possibility for you and your group – schedule a private class, have a catered dinner prepared just for you, or visit any of our downtown hotspots for dining unlike any other.
If a personalized class for your squad sounds fun, there are a few options: Elizabeth Spencer Designs – a mother-daughter team of artists and interior designers – offers floral arranging and painting classes by appointment; Southern Magnolia, housed in the historic Biggers’ Hardware building, offers charcuterie, painting, and crafting workshops (with wine!), and designer/retailer Kates & Co offers painting and floral sessions. All of these can be specialized to your particular group, so with a little planning, your trip will truly be a memorable one.
Corinth’s locally owned restaurants will all be eager to help you find the best dining experience possible, and in the downtown area there is plenty to choose from.
Pizza Grocery is a renovated warehouse on the edge of downtown, and it offers everything you might expect, plus so much more. Pizza, pasta, calzones, salads, steaks, weekend specials…you’ll be sure to find something to please everyone. Upstairs is the Pizza Grocery coffee bar, the perfect spot for an after dinner tiramisu or bread pudding.
Just down Cruise Street you’ll find Vicari Italian Grill, where the whole group will find spectacular and lavish dishes, drinks, and dessert. Despite the name, you’ll see more than Italian food – steaks, lamb, and an array of specials are all available. Up the staircase is a full bar, complete with couches and conversation.
If your group is feeling a bit more casual, V Taco offers customizable rice bowls, street tacos, custom cocktails, and a breezy screened rooftop porch. Most weekends find this area filled with live music or karaoke – you’ll fit right in, and you’ll have a blast!
Overlooking the most-traveled corner in downtown is Corinth’s newest restaurant, Conservatory by Vicari. An open-air patio provides al fresco dining you’ll never forget. If outdoor dining isn’t your thing but the view is, the glassed-in dining area gives you all the view with none of the outside. Conservatory’s wine bar and gelato are its culinary prides, but the brunch/lunch and generous appetizer menu will leave you speechless.
Housed in a historic former bank across from the photo-ready “Welcome to Corinth” mural on Fillmore Street waits smith. restaurant, famous for the “second-best” steaks in town (ask them where to find the best ones!). Their menu features “fine dining made casual,” and from appetizers to dessert, you will be certain to find the dining experience you’re searching for.
Throughout downtown, besides all of these, you’ll find dining to match your tastes. From authentic Thai to historic tamales, we can help you find whatever you need!
All these restaurants will gladly offer takeout catering as well, if your group would prefer to hang out with the comforts of home. Pending availability, there are also several private chefs who would be happy to cook just for you!
Whatever amenities you take advantage of in your getaway, Corinth has the perfect mix of leisure and uniqueness. We know that the perfect trip starts with the perfect people around – you bring the people, we’ll take care of the rest.
We can’t wait to see you in Corinth!