Spotlight on Oxford - Part 3

What makes Oxford so attractive and alluring to Mississippians and beyond?

Posted: May 24, 2019 2:22 PM
Updated: May 24, 2019 2:22 PM

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the city." mary allen hedges is the director at visit oxford a job that's year-round. "visit oxford is the marketing arm for the city of oxford." from events on the square, to restaurants and shops those at visit oxford are continuously planning for you're next vacation. "there's really something for everybody here." featured in publications like conde nast traveler, budget travel, southern living and garden and gun oxford has it all. "oxford is so walkable, so we've got a great self-guided walking tour that gives a description of all the historic buildings on the square and homes just off the square." and walk to rowan oak or the ole miss campus... "we've got great restaurants. we've really become a culinary destination." "we're a literary destination." of course, there's football in the fall and double decker in the spring...but hedges tells me their job is to show you there's always something to do here...even during the not so busy months. in january...there's pop-up oxford...a week full of events including a hotel hop, an art crawl and ole miss basketball. "even locals aren't getting out, so we feel like this was a really good way to create great program for people to go out to eat and come to oxford and get a great rate on a hotel and just kind of make a vacation out of it." with all these events year- round...you may wonder how city officials and those at visit oxford have time to plan for anything else...but they do and they get right to work to make it happen. "a lot of what the city has been doing lately is just infrastructure needs and road officials and those at visit oxford have time to plan for anything else...but they do and they get right to work to make it happen. "a lot of what the city has been doing lately is just infrastructure needs and road expansion and things." like a much needed parking garage... "workers need parking, so it can allow visitors to come and park the downtown square and just allow more traffic in and out of the businesses." and there's so much planned for the future. "we've got a couple of new hotels coming online. one out by the conference center. true by hilton. and then, a la quinta just off south lamar."
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