by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff 

Each year, we choose our top destinations that offer exceptional experiences at an incredible price. From the mountains of Georgia (the country, not the state), to the southern charm of Memphis, here are our top choices. 

The Mississippi Gulf Coast

Biloxi, MI/Sean Pavone/iStock

The Gulf Coast of Mississippi, which has 26 miles of white-sand beaches, feels like a good secret. We love that each coastal community across the region has a different feel, from artsy Ocean Springs to charming Bay St. Louis. With loads of inexpensive lodging options, guests can stay in beachside boutique hotels, luxury casino resorts (and for much less than in, say, Vegas), and coastal inns. This wallet-friendly stretch of coastline lets you kayak, hop on a standup paddle board, or go boating and fishing for less than in higher-profile beaches in Florida or Texas. If you prefer museums and art, check out the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, or the Walter Anderson Museum of Artor Shearwater Pottery Workshop and Showroom in Ocean Springs. A range of the area’s attractions can be found in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Attraction Pass, which includes one entry to seven must-see attractions for $32, and it never expires. Plan a visit around one of the region’s free festivals held throughout the year, which showcase local crafts, fresh seafood, and live music.

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