Full article by: Amy Hartle

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Contributed by Charles McCool

Ocean Springs, Mississippi is almost certainly not on your radar as a romantic destination but it should be. It is a hidden gem of the phenomenal Secret Coast of Coastal Mississippi and one of my favorite US Gulf Coast destinations. (It’s also on our list of top romantic southern getaways).

Pamper your sweetheart with an overnight (or several) at the award-winning boutique property The Roost, a luxurious suite at The Inn at Ocean Springs, or a private cottage at Front Beach Cottages.

When and if you leave your comfortable room, I suggest strolling the inspiring oak tree-canopied streets, visiting the astounding Walter Anderson Museum, and splurging on an enchanting culinary experience from master chef Alex Perry at Vestige.

Other romantic dining adventures include creative breakfast biscuits at Greenhouse on Porter, oysters on the waterfront porch at Mikey’s on the Bayou, and the outdoor patio at Maison de Lu. Some lovebirds will choose to stay in their rooms (plush robes optional)—in that case enjoy carryout from Eat Drink Love (in The Roost), amazing Belgian waffles from Bright-Eyed (fronting Inn at Ocean Springs), or make your own treats in your Front Beach kitchen.

For a magical and memorable romantic Gulf Coast getaway, take time to catch at least one sunset or sunrise. 


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