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Statue of Elvis in Tupelo, Mississippi

Tupelo, Mississippi, is the birthplace of an international icon and the headquarters of one of the most visited national parks in the country. While these one-of-a-kind attractions bring visitors from all over the world to the city where anything is possible, Tupelo’s unique culinary scene and varied live music venues keep visitors coming back. Tupelo is easily accessible on US Highway 45, Interstate 22, and the Natchez Trace Parkway, making it the perfect weekend getaway destination. A culinary hotspot in the South, Tupelo’s food scene is diverse and delicious. With more than 160 restaurants, the city’s eateries truly offer something for everyone. If you are looking for a unique culinary experience, Queen’s Reward Meadery is the place to stop by for some delicious mead. For some southern comfort food in the heart of the south, try out Forklift and Aunt B’s Soul Food Restaurant. For some of the best breakfast food you can find, stop by Connie’s Fried Chicken and Neon Pig Cafe. If you want to try some new spots in the city, try out Crave for a delicious cookie and Blue Canoe for bar food and beats. Make sure to stop by this city to see Elvis’ birthplace and the cuisine that puts this city on the map.

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