Ever wondered what it is like to live in Oxford, MS? While you may spend most of your time in class or studying, there is tons around to explore in this area we call home!

Whether you’re from the area or an Oxford newcomer, you’ll find something to love within steps of Village Walk. Explore our town’s best and brightest local attractions, starting with these six things to do, see, and eat.

College Hill Presbyterian Church

College Hill Presbyterian Church

If you want to know more about writer W Faulkner, visit the College Hill Presbyterian Church where he got married. It is believed that Faulkner’s creations took the initial shape here. Also, College Hill was used as a temporary resting place for around 30,000 troops and slaves during the Civil war. The church which is counted among historic places can be worth a visit to know more about the history of that era.

Enjoy the great outdoors

Enjoy the great outdoors

Want to spend some time outdoors? There are many places in and around Oxford that offer amazing recreational opportunities. Nestled amid the icon pine forests of Northern Mississippi is Holly Springs National Forest, a popular outdoor stop. Planning to stay close to home? Ditch the car. Enjoy a hike on Bailey’s Woods Trail that connects the university and Rowan Oaks. It takes just a few minutes and is an excellent way to sightsee while getting some exercise.

Spend the day shopping

Spend the day shopping

Oxford has several specialty shops and boutiques that you can explore for souvenirs and gifts.

If you like books, head to Square Books for everything from bestsellers to rare first editions.

Launched in 1839, Nielson’s is one of the oldest retail outlets in Oxford. Nielson’s finds its place on the National Register of Historic Places and offers cosmetics, clothing items, and accessories.

Library Sports Bar

Library Sports Bar

The Library Sports Bar is Oxford's premier destination for sports enthusiasts and social gatherings. Situated in the heart of the city, it boasts a vibrant atmosphere, a diverse selection of beverages, and an array of sports events to entertain patrons. Whether you're looking for a night out with friends or a place to catch the game, The Library Sports Bar has you covered.

Have fun at Lamar Park

Have fun at Lamar Park

Next on our list of top things to do in Oxford, Mississippi is Lamar Park – an outdoor arboretum. Here, visitors come to take a walk along the park’s trails, view the built-in gardens, or spend time relaxing near the lake. Grab your best friend or furry friend and explore Lamar Park!

City Grocery

City Grocery

City Grocery stands as a cornerstone of Oxford's culinary scene, offering a blend of Southern-inspired cuisine and a warm, inviting ambiance. Located in the heart of downtown, it is renowned for its innovative dishes, curated wine selection, and charming atmosphere. Whether you're seeking a memorable dining experience or a cozy spot for drinks, City Grocery promises a delightful taste of Southern hospitality.

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