Trip Idea – The Leisure Type

Sometimes, you just need to get away. Sound familiar? Well, we are your type. Whether it’s a getaway with girlfriends, a romantic trip for two, a guys’ retreat, or simply just because, traveling to Oxford means you can enjoy your great escape at your own leisure–and not leave vacation in need of another vacation.

For the ultimate spot for relaxation, check in to The Chancellor’s House. With luxurious amenities and an approachable opulence, Oxford’s newest boutique hotel is the pinnacle of Southern grandeur, making it perfect for a romantic trip or a treat-yourself respite. But fair warning: between the decadent rooms, lobby and patio bar and the Chancellor’s Grill, which can be enjoyed in-suite via room service, you might find it hard to leave. Across The Square, the pink floors, lobby/patio bar, and fun vibe of Graduate Oxford are the perfect setting for a full-fledged girls’ trip, while the Courtyard by Marriott–right off the Square and home to another excellent rooftop bar–is a convenient spot for a guys’ getaway.

For those looking for a little pampering, Epicure Day Spa is an oasis for relaxing services like massages and facials. A ladies’ trip to Oxford wouldn’t be complete without a visit to The Nail Bar, a chic spot for a mani-pedi. Be sure to check out their Instagram page and prepare to swoon over their incredible nail art! For an extra dose of glamour, schedule a makeover at Amy Head Cosmetics or browse the expertly-curated beauty products at Zoe. Complete your head to toe pampering with a luxe hair do at La Rousse or Blo/Dry Bar.

In need of a little retail therapy? Look no further than The Square. For high-end designers and the latest trends, visit spots like Cicada, MW2, Village Tailor, Nella, Hemline and Therapy. For accessories, My Favorite Shoes is a shoe lover’s paradise, while Katherine Beck and Jones at Home have beautiful items for the home. Neilson’s Department Store is an Oxford icon for apparel for both the ladies and gents.

Speaking of gents: you’ll definitely want to stop by University Sporting Goods and Hinton & Hinton–but if your idea of leisure is watching the action from the sidelines while indulging in your favorite concession stand treat, you’ve arrived. Whether it’s the frenzy of football season or a relaxing afternoon watching Rebel baseball, catching an Ole Miss game is paradise found for sports lovers.

It’s not a true getaway without a memorable, indulgent meal. When it comes time to dine in Oxford, the only work you’ll have to put in is deciding where to go. For a ladies night, head to McEwen’s for cocktails and the catch of the day, or share a few pizzas and toast your trip at Saint Leo. The guys will love casual but delicious spots like Rafter’s and Rooster’s Blues House, while The Grillehouse is sure to impress with its incredible cuts of steak. Snackbar and City Grocery are the perfect cozy spots for date night. Whether you’re in a group or dining solo, any dining destination you chose in Oxford promises to be an experience to savor.

No matter the reason, Oxford is the ideal destination. From long conversations over a glass of wine on one of The Square’s balconies to pulsing live music, football fantasies to spa retreats, anniversaries to me-time escapes, make your way to Oxford, where your type of leisurely getaway awaits.