When searching for a destination for your next reunion, we know the options can be seemingly endless. Big cities offer unlimited amenities and fun, while small towns give you a chance to escape the urban frenzy and focus on the true meaning of “family reunion.” A unique mix of the two, DeSoto County, Mississippi calls itself “a destination that puts you in the center of everything while letting you get away from it all.” What better location to plan your next gathering? Just south of Memphis but with all the charm of small-town America, DeSoto County offers family groups all the venues and attractions they’ll need for a reunion to remember.
What can we do in DeSoto County?
We all have different planning styles, and whether you prefer to pack an itinerary from sunrise to sunset or allow for a bit more spontaneity, the activities available in DeSoto County are sure to provide you with all the options you’ll need to make planning simple and fun. History buffs, nature lovers, foodies, sports fans, art lovers – if any of these sound like members of your group, you’re in luck. Are you bringing a large family along? Plan to attend an event at Landers Center, where each month offers an incredible variety – from hockey games and reptile shows to concerts and monster truck rallies. Another great option for groups is Snowden Grove, which features famous musical guests – so be sure to check the calendar and see who’s in town. For a fun afternoon of shopping or just escaping the heat on a hot summer day, Tanger Outlets has great deals and DeSoto County has a host of small local boutiques and antique shopping.. And for outdoor fun, why not bond over a friendly game of golf at one of DeSoto County’s four championship golf courses? It’s easy to see that DeSoto County welcomes reunion groups with open arms. Come and see for yourself!
Dining in DeSoto
Coming together around meals is one of the highlights of a reunion. It’s a great time to catch up and share delicious cuisine. With over 300 restaurants dotting DeSoto County, you can find something to fit every palate and budget. Try some Memphis-style BBQ fare or stop in at a family deli, enjoy a casual and fun pizza night, or explore cuisines of the world such as Chinese, Japanese and Mexican. You’ll also find classic eateries and white table cloth dining. You’ll have fun seeking out the hidden gems and classic eateries throughout the county, many of which are prepared to host groups.
We know it’s not always easy to plan accommodation for a group. But we know you’ll find the spot that’s just right for your friends or family when planning a reunion in DeSoto County. With over 40 hotels of varying sizes and levels of luxury, campgrounds and B&Bs to choose from, planning is easy. If you’re seeking out accommodations close to activities or a great focal point for exploring surrounding areas, DeSoto County has over 40 hotels and 7 B&Bs. If your group is up to the adventure or you’re looking for a way to bring the natural surroundings into your retreat, choose from one of the various campground options. Or to experience the best of Southern hospitality, enjoy a stay at a local bed & breakfast. These B&Bs are perfect for groups as they offer communal space in a homey setting. What better space for a reunion? In addition to beautiful accommodations, there are venues ideal for hosting groups, and the DeSoto County CVB is ready to help make your next gathering a success.
How do we get to DeSoto County?
In DeSoto County, you may feel far removed from the bustle of the big city, but in fact you’re conveniently located just a quick 20-minute drive down I-55 from Memphis International Airport and about half an hour from downtown Memphis. With I-55 running right down the center of the county, the best option for travel is to rent a car or drive in, and to the south you have all of Mississippi at your fingertips.
Whether you’re planning a reunion of family or friends, a reunion of five or 50, DeSoto County Tourism Association is ready to welcome you and help in planning the ideal getaway that will provide memories for years to come. With plenty of entertainment options and quiet, beautiful scenery, it offers the perfect mix for relaxation and bonding. Reunions can be a time to bring people together who may not see each other often but who still share special ties, so picking the perfect place to spend time together is crucial, and as you can see, DeSoto County has all the details covered. Come and see for yourself just how special this northern Mississippi gem is to those who call the county home.