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Ultimate US Coastal Scenic Drives Resource Guide

McCool Travel 8 Great Pick: Gulf Coast Scenic Byway One of my favorite secret, lesser known, unique American road trips is the drive along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Coastal Mississippi Gulf Coast Scenic Byway has dozens of miles of unobstructed Gulf of Mexico and sugar sand views with plentiful beachfront parking. My favorite stretch is from Henderson Point (just after the Bay St Louis bridge) through Pass Christian (pictured below) and into Long Beach. McCool Travel tip : I suggest driving this road from Bay St Louis toward Biloxi so that…

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33 Beach Beaches in the USA

Biloxi Beach, Mississippi From Charles McCool of McCool Travel Biloxi Beach is part of the longest manmade stretch of beach in the United States—26 miles in length and 200 feet deep—and is both currently and historically prominent. Plentiful water and beach activities attract travelers from around the world and the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s most popular casinos tempt most visitors. Devote time for a boat ride to a barrier island, along with the Mississippi sound, or just around Biloxi Bay. Savor fresh innovative cuisine at places like White…

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Scenic Gulf Coast Road Trip: Bay St. Louis To Port St. Joe

​ SARA BROERS Due to changing advisories, please check local travel guidelines before visiting. If you have ever wanted to see the Scenic Gulf Coast, I'd suggest that you take a road trip. Hop in your car and start this scenic drive in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. You will fall in love at every stop between these two towns. The views of the turquoise water and the history that you will learn about will inspire you to plan more road trips. I have compiled several fun things to do along this route, including some experiences that you will…

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Affordable Weekend Trips in the Southeastern U.S.

by Bryan The Southeast is known for warm weather, friendly culture, delicious food, and fun road trips. From the beaches to the mountains, there’s always something to do for every type of traveler. Whether you’re a family looking for a weekend getaway, a couple with eyes on a romantic weekend, or a solo traveler looking to explore the region’s unique culture, The South has it all. Big cities along with small towns and beautiful countryside await. And the Southeast is also less expensive than some of the other regions of the United States, too…

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Top Five Golf Courses in Coastal Mississippi

By Brian Weis Recharge your batteries in Coastal Mississippi with world-renowned golf courses designed by the greats! Browse our list of the coast's top greens below. For a comprehensive list of Coastal Mississippi golf courses. The Bridges Golf Club - Bay St. Louis, MS Located at Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast - The Bridges Golf Club is Mississippi's only Arnold Palmer Signature golf course. Ranked among the Top 40 casino courses in the country and Top 10 courses in the state by Golf Digest and Golfweek magazines, the 18-hole masterpiece sits on…

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The 50 Best Family Vacations in America

By: Amanda Norcross 24. Biloxi, Mississippi In Biloxi, relax on the beach and climb the area’s namesake lighthouse. Try a Biloxi Shrimping Trip, too—an interactive experience in which the whole family will learn how to shrimp like pros! There’s also a fun Mardi Gras museum in town. Recommended Hotel: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi Read full article here…

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The Best Place for Spring Break Vacation in Every State

By: Scott Hartbeck Mississippi: Biloxi Nothing says spring break like a trip to the beach and Biloxi and its surroundings are home to several pretty stretches of shoreline. Spend your days parked in the sand (or taking a trip to nearby Gulf Islands National Seashore) and your nights tempting Lady Luck at the local casinos. Read full article here…

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Secret Beaches of the South

10 hidden gems worth a trip By: Margaret Evans Deer Island Near Biloxi, Mississippi Some of the very best beaches are hidden in plain sight. The northwest tip of Deer Island, once part of the Mississippi mainland, is only about 200 yards off the coast of Biloxi, but it might as well be another world. Completely undeveloped and uninhabited, there’s nothing on this narrow, 400-acre island but lush foliage, indigenous wildlife (rabbits, otters), a sturdy pier, and a long stretch of beautiful beach. Camping enthusiasts sometimes pull overnighters…

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Exploring The Pascagoula River

By: Y'all Staff by Anne Braly, Guest Contributor “Y’all, see those wood ducks over there?” asks Captain Benny McCoy in his telltale Southern dialect as he points to a female duck swimming in a spot across the Pascagoula River, the largest by volume in the lower-48 states. “She don’t land. She just flies right into her nest. I wonder why she don’t break her neck.” McCoy didn’t go to college, but he knows as much about the flora and fauna around the Pascagoula River as most any scientist. He worked on a highway construction crew as a young…

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America’s 10 Best Coastal Drives You Should Take At Least Once

By: Sunny Montefiore Waveland to Ocean Springs, MS Highway 90 may run from Texas to Florida but the stretch in coastal Mississippi will astound you with sweeping seascapes of the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi Sound. Dubbed the “Secret Coast,” make sure to spend some time in the live oak-lined town of Ocean Springs. For lodging, try Centennial Plaza in Gulfport, which has two restaurants, a lazy river, and a swim-up bar. Trivia night tidbit: This drive along Highway 90 will take you across the longest manmade beach in the nation which clocks…

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