A June 27 Travel article incorrectly said that there are no nonstop flights from the Washington area to Jackson, Miss. Southwest Airlines offers nonstop flights from Baltimore-Washington International Airport. (Published 6/30/04)

GETTING THERE: There are no nonstop flights from Washington to Jackson. Most major airlines fly there, including Delta (via Atlanta) and US Airways (via Charlotte, N.C.) , with rates from about $240 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY: In the downtown/historic district, the Crowne Plaza (200 E. Amite St., 601-969-5100, www.ichotelsgroup.com) has a per-night rate of $109 double per night weekdays, $89 weekends. Millsaps Buie House B&B Inn (628 State St., 800-784-0221, www.millsapsbuiehouse.com) is an 1888 Queen Anne mansion with 11 guest quarters ($122-$205), near the New State Capitol. A few minutes north of city center, the Fairview Inn (734 Fairview St., 888-948-1908, www.fairviewinn.com), with its faux Mount Vernon veranda, has 18 rooms and suites from $115 to $350 double.

WHERE TO EAT: The Edison-Walthall Hotel tearoom (225 E. Capitol St.) serves catfish three ways and slow-baked potatoes. Hal & Mal's Restaurant & Brewery (200 S. Commerce) is popular with locals for po' boys, blue plate specials and catfish, plus live music. The Mayflower Cafe (123 W. Capitol St.)), with deco pediment and neon, is a favorite of pols for shucked oysters, red fish, Greek salad, Gulf crab and "Come-Back" dressing. Walker's Drive-In (3016 N. State St.) is a vintage cafe with burgers, turkey tamales, plate lunches and p.m. entrees ($22 to $30), such as Louisiana soft shells and scallops with risotto.

THE EXHIBIT: "Paris Moderne" runs through Sept. 6 at the Mississippi Museum of Art (201 E. Pascagoula St. at Lamar, 866-VIEW-ART, www.msmuseumart.org). Admission is $10.

INFORMATION: Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800-354-7695, www.visitjackson.com.

-- Jean Lawlor Cohen