Elvis, Food, Tours: Tupelo Ms in 24 Hours

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For Elvis, Food, Tours: Tupelo Ms in 24 Hours, there’s an array of experiences that cater to various interests, including the famous Elvis landmarks.

Elvis, Food, Tours: Tupelo Ms in 24 Hours photo collage.

Tupelo stands out as the region’s shopping and dining hub, offering ample exploration choices. It’s a regional hub for shopping, dining, and outdoor activities.

Tupelo Ms in 24 Hours

Where to stay:

I recommend Hilton Garden Inn or Hotel Tupelo. Both hotels are located at the downtown center in the hub of restaurants and entertainment venues.


Grab homemade doughnuts at Scarlet’s for dough rolls or biscuits, get extra blueberry donuts at Connie’s, or enjoy mimosas at The Grill.

A statue of a Elvis Presley young and old.

9 AM Elvis Presley’s Birthplace

Alongside the Elvis-related attractions and essential stops, including the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum, Tupelo Hardware Co., and the Elvis’ Homecoming statue at Fairpark, visitors can explore a 13-stop driving tour. This 13-stop Driving Tour is complemented by a walking and biking trail linking the Elvis Birthplace Park with the city center. (tickets and hours)

After touring the Elvis attractions, head to the Oren Dunn Museum at Ballard Park. You’ll learn the history of Tupelo from Chickasaw Nation times to the present day.

1 PM Neon Pig

You’ve had a busy morning and will want a hearty lunch. Stop by Neon Pig for lunch. It’s an old-school butcher shop, food shop, and restaurant. You’ve got to get the Smash Burger, voted the Best Burger in America, hand-cut fries, and craft beer from the cooler.

Tupelo Ms in 24 Hours: After lunch

Walk off lunch… Tupelo serves as the headquarters of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Tupelo invites visitors to explore its 444-mile scenic route. You can engage in hikes, scenic drives, and water activities like skiing and fishing in the nearby lake. You can also visit the Visitor Center to learn about its history.

Additionally, history enthusiasts can delve into Tupelo’s past with insights into the Civil War battles and the Civil Rights Heritage Trail Tour, including the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads and the Battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg, with an interpretive center.

First Beer Friday

If you’re lucky enough to be in Tupelo on Friday, stop by Blue Canoe, where you get your first beer on the house! You may also want to plan your next visit to Tupelo to coordinate with one of the epic musical acts that Blue Canoe hosts.

Dinner in Tupelo Ms

One of my favorite restaurants is Sao Thai, which serves authentic Thai cuisine. Or, try dinner at The Grillehouse, which gets you back downtown within walking distance to your hotel (Hilton Garden Inn or Hotel Tupelo).

After dinner, enjoy a casual walk and enjoy the mural tour downtown before retiring for the night.

The entrance to Tupelo Fairpark.

Y’all come back!

With live music venues, numerous dining options, and access to outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, and fishing, Tupelo offers a diverse range of experiences, making it an ideal destination for a 24-hour visit or a longer weekend combining nearby attractions like Oxford, MS.

Even within a tight 24-hour window, visitors can absorb Tupelo’s diverse offerings, combining heritage, outdoor activities, and iconic landmarks for an enriching and memorable experience.

A colorful mural painted on the side of a building for mural tour in Tupelo, MS.

More to enjoy in Tupelo!

  1. Elvis Presley Birthplace Part 1
  2. Elvis Presley Tour Part 2 
  3. Elvis Presley Tour Part 3 – Favorite Restaurant
  4. Elvis Presley Tour Part 4 – Tupelo Hardware
  5. Where to eat in Tupelo, MS


  1. My husband is from Louisiana, and we’ve done a lot of exploring throughout Mississippi. It’s nice to see it getting some love, and Tupelo really is a ‘sleeper’ destination with a ton to offer!

  2. Wow! Who knew there was so much amazing food to enjoy in Mississippi!? Thanks for this awesome list. So helpful for planning our upcoming trip to Elvis’s birthplace (-:

  3. You had me at donuts – just wish they had gluten-free ones. Note to self: plan to arrive to enjoy First Beer Friday at the Blue Canoe. 🍺 Hubby would be first in line.

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