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By Anne Roderique-Jones

From an Art Deco dazzler in Nashville to a beach-chic boutique on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Southerners know how to build a fine hotel—hospitality is a duty in these parts, after all. The region may be known for comfortable porches, where a rocking chair and tumbler of bourbon are de rigueur, but the finer things in life are certainly appreciated. Here, properties are stacked with soaring columns, oversize chandeliers, lavish velvet furnishings, and lobbies that can stop you in your tracks. It makes for a stay unlike

By Elizabeth O'Brien

Winter still has a firm grip on most of the country, but the good news is that it’s not too late to book a warm-weather escape. Retirees have the luxury of traveling whenever they please, taking advantage of weekday rates and senior discounts where available. For inspiration, MONEY put together a list of 10 affordable getaways from our Best in Travel database. The weekend getaway estimates below are based on a three-night stay for two people and include the price of airfare, hotel, meals and a rental car. We also analyzed

By Larry Olmsted

The scene: President's Day weekend has us thinking about where presidents like to eat. While President Donald Trump has been known to eat KFC and McDonald's, Great American Bites has visited many notable establishments patronized by past presidents — all the way back to George Washington. These spots can be found in politically historic destinations such as Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and less obvious spots such as Boulder, Colo., and Biloxi, Miss. These are the great American restaurants where presidents have dined.

The famous New Orleans Mardi Gras is coming up, but did you know Mississippi and New Mexico have great festivals too? Cities across the country want in on the fun and have organized their own colorful celebrations. No matter the size or location, every event has a few things in common: jovial “Krewes” that put on parades, great music and people who want to party! Here are Mardi Gras gatherings you can attend outside of the main event in Louisiana.

Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade | Feb. 13

Claim your spot and yell out, “Throw

By Aric Jenkins

The Big Easy is not the only U.S. city hosting Fat Tuesday celebrations.

Mardi Gras 2018 is around the corner. While this year’s holiday has technically been ongoing since Jan 6., it’s Fat Tuesday — the last day to feast before Lent — that is mainly associated with the festivities.

This year, Fat Tuesday is Feb. 13, and you're probably wondering where you can celebrate in the Mardi Gras colors: purple, green and gold. While the city of New Orleans – particularly the French Quarter – has been the Mardi Gras capital for

By Mike Pomranz

Gulfport’s Chandeluer Island Brewing Co. used a large king cake for each keg of beer.

Mardi Gras might be New Orleans’ time to shine, but not that far up the coast in Gulfport, Mississippi, a local brewery and bakery have teamed up to create their own liquid Fat Tuesday celebration: a king cake beer.

Though much like everything else in the beer world, king cake beers have been made before, Chandeluer Island Brewing Company’s take on the style—which it is calling simply King Cake Beer (or Ale, it doesn’t even have an official

By Julia Miller

Mississippi’s beaches have long attracted tourists to the area, but with a new face at the helm of the Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, the tourism office is looking to grow its reach.

“The Mississippi Gulf Coast offers an incredibly vast array of things to see and do,” said Milton Segarra, the new CEO of Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast. “The region’s temperate climate, along with its astounding natural beauty, makes for the perfect year-round destination, and there is always something exciting and new to experience.”

Segarra brings

By Jillian Kramer

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to decide where you’ll make a reservation for the most romantic evening of the year. With this list, you won’t have to think too long—we’ve rounded up the most romantic restaurants in every state.

The Chimneys, Gulfport, Mississippi

You could get lost in your lover’s eyes—or you could get lost in the view from The Chimneys, which, set on the Gulf of Mexico, offers both views of the sea and of the ancient, moss-covered live oak trees that survived the worst of Hurricane

By Mia Taylor


Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi is best-known for its casinos, but there's also plenty of beach to enjoy. Additional highlights include the Biloxi Lighthouse, and the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, which showcases (as the name indicates) exhibits about the local boatbuilding and seafood-processing industries. Biloxi's Margaritaville Resort is a family-friendly hotel that includes the largest entertainment complex on the Gulf Coast and a water park. In mid-October room prices

By Kathleen Rellihan

What’s the one thing you must do in every state? From Florida to Alaska, here are our picks for once-in-a-lifetime experiences across the country.

Mississippi: Swamp Tour

Is coming face-to-face with an alligator on your bucket list? Take an airboat tour with Gulf Coast Gator Ranch on the swamplands of the Mississippi Gulf Coast to spot a gator in their natural habitat.

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