By: Mark Muir

Mississippi has truly spectacular sights mixed with rural charm and hospitality that harks back to old America – The Scottish Sun

Our final couple of days were spent down at the coast visiting the serene and picturesque towns of Gulfport, Biloxi, Bay St Louis and Ocean Springs, for a change of pace and scenery.

The long stretches of golden sands are  fast becoming a hotbed for art, music and style.

Just an hour’s drive from New Orleans, the area is awash with restaurants, cafes and bars.

There is so much to do here — such as a fun and informative shrimp boat tour or visiting the gorgeous arts and craft stores of Bay St Louis.

If you come here for a few days, book yourself into the amazing Grand Centennial Hotel.

 The Grand Centennial Hotel was a former war installation, and its grounds are perfected with military precision.

The rooms are massive and the grounds are landscaped to perfection in this former military installation.

The sumptuous meal at the fabulous White Pillars restaurant was a real highlight.

Every dish was more delicious than the next and we got the chance to meet the friendly and knowledgeable chef behind the mouth-watering menu.

I feel I only just scratched the surface of Mississippi.

It’s a state with so much to offer and I have no doubt I could make multiple visits to this part of the world and always find something new.

It’s rich in history and full of friendly smiles urging you to come back soon.

And that’s an offer I’ll most definitely be taking up.


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