By Mia Taylor
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST
California isn't the only state with an inviting stretch of coastline. A journey along the Mississippi Gulf Coast offers beaches, golf, the opportunity to indulge in fresh seafood and perhaps try your luck at a casino. The beautiful century-old oak trees in downtown Bay St. Louis are decorated each year with illuminated snowflakes through Dec. 31, providing a picture-postcard scene for a stroll along local shops and carolers.