We asked JFP readers on social media to help out all of you new students and residents. Here's what they told us.
Question: If you had to recommend one Jackson thing to new college students, what would it be?
Evan M. Alvarez Cups in Fondren. Good place to study.
ShaWanda Jacome Repeat Street, NUTS and Orange Peel
Carlyn M. Hicks Stamps Superburger, Big Apple Inn (freshman forty)
Diann Irving Alford Don't forget Two Sisters Kitchen!
Ronni Mott Subscribe to the JFP daily to stay up to date on news, and best of all, great music and things to do.
Christina H Varnado St Andrews church courtyard. A great, beautiful quiet place to meditate or pray downtown.
Sujan Ghimire Salsa Mississippi
Christina H Varnado Mynelle Gardens, the grilled tuna taco at Cafe Ole
Carol O'Connor Gloria's Restaurant
Caitlin McNally Cox Sneaky Beans, Mississippi Library Commission, TurnUp Studios, ANY event hosted by Homework Town/Elegant Trainwreck, Offbeat in Midtown, and the Cuban sandwich at Cafe Ole
Mandy Robbins Smith Sneaky Beans in Fondren! Plus Rainbow Co-Op where student memberships are FREE and include discounts at High Noon Cafe. And also Cool Al's burgers; serves meat eaters and vegetarians alike.
Jamaal Barksdale Pub Quiz @ Hal & Mal's!
Natalie Maynor The community garden in Fondren Park
Chip Jones Lucky Town brewery in a couple months. #MidtownJXN
Julie Propst The Belhaven singing Christmas tree before they go on winter break
Don Allan Mitchell Why, The Cherokee, of course.
Judy Alsobrooks Meredith The JSU Sonic Boom
daniel johnson Pearl River, Mississippi Museum of Art and the Art Garden (Museum AfterHours, Screen on the Green, Unburied Treasures), Purple Word Book and Paper Arts Center, Jackson Zen Dojo at Wolfe Studio, Colors off the JSU Parkway.
Sumati Shaw Thomas Magnolia Roller Vixens! We are recruiting!
Pamela Junior Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center at 528 Bloom St. It will make everything else in Jackson make a lot more sense
Justin M. Turner The Penguin Restaurant & Bar for free live music, professional atmosphere, good food, including Sunday Brunch!
V.O. Gordon New Jerusalem Church-Jackson. Its good to have them in some sort of faith fellowship before that one semester that makes them think their lives are over.
Daniel Guaqueta TurnUp Studios & OFFBeat!
Kenneth Paige You said ONE right? Lol
Christy Carroll Lemuria—my favorite bookstore
Kass Welchlin Burgers: Roosters & One Block East; Hang out - Fondren Public; Music - check Ardenland; Church - Redeemer Presbyterian; Movie—go somewhere else.
DAngelos Svenkeson JSU campus!
Georgia Casey Purvis I'd recommend taking a free afternoon to walk around downtown and check out all the old buildings. Downtown Jackson has some great architecture.
Yolanda 'Micey' Walker The Unitarian Universalist Church of Jackson . It's welcoming to all faiths, LGBT friendly and social justice focused.
Amelia Steadman McGowan Mr. Chen's!
Susanne McCarter You must visit Studio Chane in Fondren!
Tanya Francis The Jackson Zoo (don't forget to ride the train around the zoo)!
Kiya Beaman White hot chocolate from Sneaky Beans in Fondren in the winter!
Donna Ladd The JFP Chick Ball Masked Jam on Nov. 1 at Hal & Mal's; only $5 cover for age 18 and up. Wear a costume, and help us combat domestic abuse!
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