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A Tour Through Coastal Mississippi

Bay St. Louis Our coastal Mississippi excursion started in Bay St. Louis. We met up with our delightful hostess for lunch there and she gave us a taste of what we were going to be doing for the days we were visiting. We had a packed itinerary with some much needed down time along the way too. The heat and humidity in Mississippi packs a punch in the summer months and we definitely had to pace ourselves. We have heat and humidity in Georgia, but it’s kicked up a notch down there on the coast. We saw plenty along the way, but also had some built…

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Coastal Mississippi Sees 2021 Tourism Boom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Public/Media Relations Manager 228-388-2993 media@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Sees 2021 Tourism Boom COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (July 16, 2021) – With the summer season in full swing, the tri-county coastal region is experiencing a major rise in visitation, and a vast increase in 2021 tourism numbers. Coastal Mississippi, the destination marketing organization (DMO) for the State’s tri-county coastal region, is reporting that tourism numbers for the first five months of 2021 are higher or beginning to surpass those of the previous four years. Year-to-date, Room Revenue has jumped from $119 million in 2018 and $124 million in 2019 to $138 million as of May 2021, which, among other key performance indicators, reflects the increase in Average Daily Rate (ADR) from $79.59 in 2018 to $90.70 in 2021. Occupancy for the first five months of 2021 is at 68.93%, which reflects a successful recovery from the challenges faced in the past two years…

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9 Best Places to Visit in Mississippi

There are tons of exciting destinations in Mississippi, where you can enjoy an incredibly warm welcome and have the chance to sample delicious southern home-cooked meals, fantastic blues tunes, the powdery shores of the Gulf Coast and a whole lot more. These eight places are some of the very best this “Hospitality State,” as it’s often called, has to offer. Credit: bigstock.com Historic lighthouse landmark and welcome center, Biloxi Biloxi Most people are under the impression that New Orleans gave birth to the legendary celebration known as…

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The Best Beach in Every State

You don't need to be on a coast to enjoy the beach Written by Wendy Altschuler Updated 07/12/21 We're dedicating our July features to the world’s most beautiful and unique beaches and islands. With many travelers finally able to take the coveted beach vacation they’ve had to put off for over a year, there’s never been a better time to celebrate the sensational coastlines and calm waters that nab a starring role in our dreams. Dive into our features to learn more about off-the-radar beaches you should consider for your next trip, how one…

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22 Best Placers to visit in the USA in October

Coastal Mississippi, Mississippi By Charles McCool from McCool Travel After the summer humidity eases and the hurricane threat has passed, Coastal Mississippi is one of the best places to visit in the USA in October. Mild temperatures mean that you can still enjoy the gorgeous beaches but also can comfortably do more outdoor activities like kayaking, fishing, and golfing. One of the top things to do in Coastal Mississippi in October is attend Cruisin’ the Coast. Cruisin’ the Coast is the most popular annual event along the Mississippi Gulf…

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America’s best restaurants beside the sea

Coastal cuisine What’s better than sweeping views of the ocean, with sandy coves, dramatic coastal bluffs and the big blue stretching out as far as the eye can see? All that, with some of the tastiest food thrown in. We’ve scoured the coastlines around the USA to find the best restaurants with seaside views, from laid-back spots with tables spilling onto the sand to upscale restaurants perched on clifftops. Due to COVID-19, be sure to check local travel restrictions, including state travel advisories, and individual establishments' websites…

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Outdoor dining: your state's best restaurant

Suppers under the sun 'Tis the season for outdoor dining and America has a huge store of spots for a fantastic alfresco meal. Whether you’re after a cool, urban rooftop, a quaint riverside oasis or a laidback patio for brunch, we've scoured every state for their finest outdoor offerings. Always remember to check state travel advisories, seasonal opening times and the COVID-19 protocols of your chosen venue before you go. ​ Mississippi: The Chimneys, Gulfport There's something extra romantic about porch dining and the setting at The Chimneys…

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20 Best Experiences Along The Mississippi Coast For The Mature Traveler

Robin O'Neal Smith Coastal Mississippi, often referred to as “The Secret Coast,” spans 62 miles overlooking the Mississippi Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. Three coastal counties of Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson, and 12 communities make up The Secret Coast. During a recent trip to The Secret Coast, we had the opportunity to experience various activities as we traveled along the coast. Here are a few of our favorites that mature travelers can enjoy. Many of the activities listed during our visit to the Secret Coast of Mississippi were hosted…

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Travel with Terri to Mississippi’s Secret Coast

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a very special place to me. It’s in my home state and where I have made so many wonderful memories though out the years. It’s even where I took my first family vacation! Many people don’t seem to know a lot about this deep south jewel. This “Secret Coast” has astounding natural beauty and is honestly, the perfect year-round destination. There is an incredible amount to do, see and experience across the entire Coast of Mississippi: from outdoor activities, such as kayaking, boating, fishing and hiking, to a wide…

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