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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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Best Beach in Every State

United We Sand There's no doubt that when we daydream about hitting the beach, our minds drift to the seashores of the Atlantic, Pacific or Gulf of Mexico first. Yes, America is surrounded by thousands of miles of stunning seashore, but even landlocked states have beaches that can be the setting for a spectacular summer day. Click on the slideshow to see which strand made the cut in your state. Mississippi: Front Beach Stretching from Ocean Springs harbor to the impressive Biloxi Bay Bridge, Front Beach is the premier place to spend a day…

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Cruising the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast

Go with the Flow Cruising the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast Along the Louisiana-Mississippi coastline, there’s a palpable hum having nothing to do with barges, drilling rigs, or signal horns. The musical notes riding the breeze, the rustle of wildlife in the swamps, and the whispers of generations long past create a singular vibration in the area. Rich in a fascinating history from the time of the Native Americans through French and Spanish settlements, the Civil War, oil exploration, and multiple devastating hurricanes, the coast is…

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These are America's least-visited places

Places to discover next There are some US destinations, from New York City to Yosemite National Park, that seem to get all the attention. But this vast continent and its territories is also rich in places that don’t get the recognition they deserve, whether that’s because they’re harder to reach, are overshadowed by glitzy neighbors, or just haven’t been shouted about that much (yet). These are the underrated, less-visited (and typically less crowded) spots around the US perfect for exploring once we travel again. Only travel when it’s safe…

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72 Hours in Coastal Mississippi

Embark on a scenic road trip along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, where artsy small towns, sandy shores, and a singular culinary scene collide Considering its close proximity to South Louisiana—just an hour’s drive away from New Orleans—Mississippi’s coastal region is ideal for a beach getaway. With a wealth of waterfront towns worth exploring, a road trip along the coast is the perfect way to see as much as possible over the course of a single weekend—when you’re not spending time having fun in the sun, that is. So we’ve split up six neighboring…

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Add These Cute Southern Beach Towns to you summer vacation bucket list

Ocean Springs, Mississippi Located on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, Ocean Springs is a fun spot for beautiful views and fun activities. There's a little something for everyone here. For culture, go to one of the museums, like the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, or take a trip to Beauvoir, an old estate that will take you back in time. There are casinos, tons of quirky bars, and five different barrier islands accessible by boat. View full article…

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