Trip Idea – The Well-Rounded Type

If a well-rounded slew of excitement is what you’re after, We Are Your Type. Oxford offers a little bit of everything. Here you’ll find a legendary sports program, a beautiful university, unparalleled shopping and a renowned arts, food, culture and music scene. If you’re planning a trip, the options for what to do, where to stay and spots to dine are endless. Though we may be smaller in terms of geography, our city is vibrant and full (and walkable!), making it the ideal getaway to delight travelers of all interests.

Whether you need space to work or room to play, the perfect type of stay awaits in Oxford. If enjoying the lap of luxury is what you’re after, look no further than Chancellor’s House, where Southern elegance, the grandeur of the past and refined service combine to create the ultimate luxury getaway. Another favorite for locals and visitors alike is Graduate Oxford. Located conveniently on The Square, the funky and comfortable decor includes many plush spots throughout the lobby for chatting or catching up on emails. Plus, between Cabin 82–the hotel’s cafe that serves up everything from healthy frittatas to fully-loaded biscuits–and The Coop, an elegant-meets-rustic rooftop bar, you’ll be guaranteed a great bite or drink on site.

But don’t get too comfortable: around-town flavor, fun and unique culture are waiting for you.

Big Bad Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at Big Bad Breakfast

The Lafayette County Courthouse

Take a walk around the historic Downtown Square

Square Books

Lose yourself in a world of literature

On the pulse of the latest trends? Prefer a more traditional style? Looking for home decor or a great book? Whatever your taste, Oxford’s shopping scene packs a punch. While you’re sure to find something that’s just the right fit in one of the Square’s many boutiques like Village Tailor, Hinton & Hinton, Cicada and Katherine Beck, there’s nothing quite as unique as a bespoke pair of denim from Oxford’s very own Blue Delta Jeans. Regionally made and nationally praised, Blue Delta Jeans are created from scratch for each and every customer–from the thread and denim color to the fit and the pocket lining–meaning each pair is truly one of a kind. For another wearable token from our town, be sure to check out B-Unlimited’s selection of custom t-shirts emblazoned with Oxford and Ole Miss iconography. Speaking of icons: Neilson’s Department Store is an Oxford institution and the oldest department store in the South, as is Square Books, which Publisher’s Weekly named the 2013 bookstore of the year.

Boutique Shopping at Cicada

When it’s time for a great meal, Oxford is sure to provide a heaping side of hospitality, no matter your appetite! For a taste of Southern comfort, head to spots like McEwen’s, Ajax, Big Bad Breakfast or Proud Larry’s. For a hearty meal of Italian-inspired dishes, try Lenora’s and Saint Leo, or for a plate full of unique local flavor try spots like the Good Day Café and Bottletree Bakery. For an after-meal treat or a between-meal boost, try YaYa’s Frozen Yogurt and Oxford Creamery.

Southern Comfort at Ajax

Calling all music lovers: be sure to check out the calendars of spots like The Lyric and the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. You never know what beloved band or up-and-coming act you might find taking the stage. The literary-minded will enjoy taking a stroll around the resplendent Rowan Oak, William Faulkner’s estate, while the avid sports fan can’t miss taking their victory lap down the Walk of Champions in The Grove.

Rowan Oak - William Faulkner's Estate

Rowan Oak, William Faulkner’s estate is the perfect escape from the Square

The University Museum

The University Museum exhibits both local and non-local artist collections

Whether you’re traveling with a group with varied tastes or are simply looking to experience a bit of everything yourself, Oxford has it all. From food, fashion and football to arts, culture and music, our town’s distinct and diverse experiences mean that your trip will be unlike any other.