There’s a few things that Home Town folks really love; food, family, community––and hosting some company!
It’s true that we have a tight-knit community. Our folks know each other by name, shop locally, and try to promote each other the best we can.
A lot of visitors tell us that we’re so charming that they don’t want to leave! Others decide to make Laurel their forever home.
But even if you don’t want to move in with us, the least we can do is take care of you while you’re here!
Home Town Treatment
Like I said, our people can’t be beat when it comes to Southern hospitality. When you arrive, we’ve got your itinerary covered. Stop by the Laurel Welcome Center first to get the scoop on our walking tour of the Historic District, brochures for things to do in surrounding areas, and some historical info you may not know!
LOCALS TIP: Ask any merchant where you can find a map of Downtown Laurel! This will come in great use to you.
After you’re rightfully welcomed, make your way around town and visit our local merchants! Those are the people who will make you feel right at home.
LOCALS TIP: You may see a few friendly and familiar faces! A few of our local merchants were featured on HGTV Home Town. Grab a selfie with them!
Folks Who Loved Laurel
For proof that our Home Town charm is real, we included some testimonies of visitors from all over! (Even Canada!)
“We fell in love with Laurel MS!! We live in Nashville and decided to see if what we see on the show is legit. It is!! ???We walked and drove all over (blisters to prove it), and I can’t stop thinking about it. The charm is for real. The people so friendly. We will visit again.?” -Tricia Haux Baxter; Posted in HGTV Home Town Fan Group
“Visiting my childhood hometown for the day and got to meet Miss Pearl! Loved seeing Laurel come alive again!” -Kathy Myrick Reid; Posted in HGTV Home Town Fan Group
“Laurel is a lovely town. We enjoyed every moment, from last night ‘s Home Town season 2 finale, Miss Pearl’s diner and a wonderful conversation with Josh. We were treated like royalty when the chamber of Commerce saw where I put my pin to show where we’re from: Oshawa Ontario Canada. They gave us a shout out and asked us to stand. Some of Laurel ‘s citizens stopped by with welcome words. So, Canada stop by Laurel. You won’t be disappointed. ?” -Valdeen Button; Posted in HGTV Home Town Fan Group
“We are from Parkland, FL and enjoyed the first part of our adult spring break in Laurel. We have a lot going on in our hometown right now and it was nice to relax here in Laurel. It was as sweet of a town as the show portrays it! We loved it!” -Pam Turner; Posted in HGTV Home town Show Followers
The Home Town experience is one that you need to come enjoy in-person! We’d love to have you anytime. Don’t be a stranger!
Don’t know when to make your trip? Here’s the best times to visit Laurel.
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