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Mary Cracchiolo Spain Appointed as President of Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anna Roy Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 anna@coastalmississippi.com Mary Cracchiolo Spain Appointed as President of Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (August 3, 2020) – Coastal Mississippi has announced its board of commissioners for fiscal year 2021. Mary Cracchiolo Spain will serve as president, leading fellow Coastal Mississippi commissioners, who are charged with overseeing the promotion of the tri-county region as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. The mission of…

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Discover Coastal Mississippi's African American Heritage

by Howard Blount | Published on Jul 5, 2020 Experience Coastal Mississippi’s rich African American heritage at Biloxi Beach, the Pleasant Reed House, St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church, and the 100 Men Hall. I was a guest of Coastal Mississippi, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Please refer to our our Disclosure/Disclaimer page for more information. Coastal Mississippi’s African American Heritage I am an incurable Civil War and Civil Rights history buff, and there is nothing I enjoy more than…

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50 Cool Things To Do in Mississippi

The state of Mississippi calls to mind all things magnolia, blues, catfish, and Hotty Toddy, Ole Miss. But, Mississippi is also a great vacation destination, perfect for road trips, day trips, week-long beach retreats, and girlfriend getaways. With attractive towns like Oxford, Columbus, Tupelo, and Biloxi, Mississippi is chock full of fun and adventures. Here are 50 cool things that we like to do in Mississippi. #4 Tour a Historic Lighthouse (Biloxi) The Biloxi Light is the only active lighthouse in the state of Mississippi. It overlooks the…

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Best Beach Destinations in the USA

4. Secret Coast of Coastal Mississippi Coastal Mississippi sunrise by Charles McCool Contributed by Charles of McCool Travel The Secret Coast of Coastal Mississippi is currently one of my favorite beach destinations. At 26 miles long and 200 feet wide, the clean, cool, sugar sand between Pass Christian and Biloxi is actually the world’s largest man-made beach and it is magnificent. Mississippi Gulf Coast Scenic Highway 90 is a dream drive (or marathon run) because nothing blocks your view of the Gulf of Mexico for most of that distance. Also…

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10 Things to do in Mississippi with Kids

2. Have a Blast at the Stennis Space Center Photo by Marek Cyzio Just across the border from Louisiana, the INFINITY Science Center at the John C. Stennis Space Center will blast families off into space. Begin with a bus tour of the rocket testing grounds and then visit the huge museum dedicated to teaching all about space exploration through hands-on activities and exhibits. Big kids will love the motion and cockpit simulators and the walk-through International Space Station exhibit, while little ones will be entertained by a LEGO table…

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Explore Unique Towns, History along Mississippi's Secret Coast

By CR Rae More Content Now Posted Jun 25, 2020 at 9:51 AMUpdated Jun 25, 2020 at 10:19 AM It’s the longest man-made beach in the nation but also Mississippi’s Secret Coast -- 26 miles along the Gulf of Mexico. Traveling Highway 90 in the Magnolia State takes sun and fun seekers along the beach, crossing two beautiful bay bridges and passing historic sights. Interesting towns await road trippers. -*- The city of Waveland is unique in the fact that it prohibits commercial buildings on the beachfront. Buccaneer State Park has small-town beach…

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11 Best Family Vacation Destinations

COLLEEN LANIN Travel Mamas sometimes receives compensation and/or hosted travel and sample products related to blog posts. This story may include affiliate links for which we receive a small commission at no extra cost to consumers. Trying to decide where to travel with kids? The world is full of intriguing places to explore but it can be hard to narrow down options that will please both children as well as adults. This list of the best family vacation destinations features locations that are welcoming to families, interesting for all ages…

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7 Fun Things to do in Biloxi with Kids

Karyn Locke What is there to do in Biloxi besides gamble? Apart from a beautifully-clean beach, watching gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, and enjoying the laid back vibe, there’s plenty. From museums to dining to where to go for beautiful views, here’s my list of the coolest best, and fun things to do in Biloxi with kids. Disclosure: A huge thank you to Coastal Mississippi for hosting me this past spring. I was given lodging, meals, and complimentary Gulf Coast Attraction Passes to give you fine folks the scoop on fun things to do in Biloxi…

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The 7 Most Beautiful Beaches On The Gulf Coast

3. Biloxi Beach – Biloxi, Mississippi Sarah Clayton-Lea Coastal Mississippi is the perfect place to kick back and relax, and there’s no better spot to do so than Biloxi Beach. Rent jet skis or paddle boats, take a boat trip to nearby Ship Island or simply soak up the sunset views from your deckchair. It’s bliss. Read full article…

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Meet Three Unconventional Coastal Mississippi Artists

by Howard Blount Meet Walter Anderson, Alice Moseley, and George Ohr, three unconventional Coastal Mississippi artists with museums dedicated to their lives and work. I was a guest of Coastal Mississippi, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Please refer to our our Disclosure/Disclaimer page for more information. Three Coastal Mississippi Artists It is no secret that I love roadtripping Mississippi. I have criss-crossed the state, cruising along backroads, roaming the Delta, walking the…

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