Oxford Mississippi Travel Guide

Oxford Mississippi Historic Home

My meticulously curated travel recommendations for Oxford, Mississippi include local hotspots, under-the-radar restaurants, can’t-miss boutiques, and hip places to stay.

Oxford is home to the University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, and is one of my favorite college towns. There are many great restaurants, shops, and bookstores. The Ole Miss campus is stunning.

Oxford is centered around “The Square.”  The gorgeous, white county courthouse anchors the square and is surrounded by restaurants, bars, and adorable shops.


Ajax: An actual Southern meat & three classics.

Big Bad Breakfast: Local’s favorite for breakfast.

Boure: Creole with a twist.

City Grocery: Known as a landmark in the Oxford dining scene. Be sure to head to the upstairs bar for drinks and one of the best balcony views.

Jinsei: Best sushi in town and fantastic Happy Hour specials.

Ravine: Fine dining for a special night out, located 3 miles south of Oxford.

Rice and SpiceSuper casual Thai restaurant near Ole Miss.

SnackbarFrench Creole meets Southern Mississippi fare.

St. Leo’sModern, big city-style dining on The Square.


Bottle Tree Bakery

Oxford Creamery: Ice-cream


Graduate Oxford: Centrally located on The Square and within walking distance of the Ole Miss campus. Check out the rooftop bar, The Coop, for drinks and appetizers.


The Coop: The rooftop bar at The Graduate overlooks the Square.

The Library: It’s your classic college town bar.

Bourne: The upstairs bar at Bouré has a great view of the Square.

Heartbreak Coffee: Coffee

Bottle Tree Bakery: Coffee

Square Bookstore


Square Books

Neilson’s Department Store


Hinton & Hinton


University Sporting Goods

The Lily Pad



Miss Behavin

Amelia Presents


Rowan Oak: Located just a short five-minute drive from the Ole Miss campus is William Faulkner’s home; tucked away in a beautiful neighborhood in the woods, you can take a self-guided tour of the house for $5.

Ole Miss Campus


Take a walking tour of some of Oxford’s historic homes and buildings.

Double Decker Bus Tour

Southside Art Gallery: The gallery regularly hosts artist receptions and live music and participates in the Oxford Art Crawl.

Attend a Live Thacker Mountain Radio Hour Show: Thacker Mountain Radio Hour is a MUST if you find yourself in Oxford on a Thursday in the fall or spring. The free show is taped and broadcast every Thursday at 6 pm during the fall and spring. The hour-long live radio shows feature readings and various musical performances.

Oxford Art Crawl: The monthly crawl, hosted by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, hits traditional gallery and museum spaces, pop-up art events, and the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Follow their calendar to jump on the next crawl!

University of Mississippi Museum

Oxford Treehouse Gallery

Lyric Theatre

The Grove:’The Ole Miss tailgate experience is unlike any other.


FNC Tennis Center

Bailey Woods National Recreation Trail

Lamar Park

What else would you add if you’ve been to Oxford or lived there?

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