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Your Wellness Guide to Coastal Mississippi

If you’re looking for the opportunity to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul, then look no further! With world-class spas, healing yoga centers, and 26miles of white sandy beaches to explore at your own pace, our tri-county region will meet your every wellness need…

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Date Night Ideas

Make Coastal Mississippi the destination for your romantic Valentine's Daygetaway this year. With 62 miles of coastline, amicable weather, and a unique culture, you’ll find fun couple activities for every interest and budget…

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2021 Coastal Mississippi Holiday

‘Tis the season to go coastal! With the festivities in full swing this year, there is no shortage of events on the Secret Coast to get you into the holiday spirit. From dazzling boat parades to nationally-acclaimed Christmas light shows, and other family-friendly celebrations, this holiday season will be one to remember…

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Thanksgiving Delights in Coastal Mississippi

Not in the mood to cook for Thanksgiving this year? Coastal Mississippi offers several dining options that will remain open. Here are just a handful of restaurants that will be eager to feed you Thanksgiving dinner. BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO BetMGM Book Bar & Grill BetMGM Book Bar & Grill has fans covered for all of the games, including Thanksgiving Day. From 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. BetMGM offers a Touchdown Feast for $26 that includes smoked turkey, home-style cornbread dressing, collard greens, roasted garlic potatoes, sweet potato casserole…

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Picture Perfect Holiday Cards

‘Tis the sea-sun to be jolly in Coastal Mississippi! We love celebrating any and everything on The Secret Coast, and when it comes to the holidays, we truly deck the hulls. From our coastal Christmas “trees,” to our jolly, happy sandmen, our unique coastal celebrations put everyone in the holiday spirit. Browse our picture-perfect holiday cards from Coastal Mississippi below…

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2021 Holiday Shopping Guide

We all know how to order things from our favorite online marketplace, but do you know what'struly heartwarming? Receiving a handpicked gift from a small business. For this reason, we want to share with you some great local options for holiday shopping on the Secret Coast. In this Holiday Shopping Guide, you’ll find gift ideas for all the special people in your life – stylistas, art lovers, foodies, and outdoorsmen. There is a gift for every personality, and you don’t have to worry about getting it shipped in time! Keep reading to find your next coastal gift stop, or click on any of the shortcuts below to jump to that section…

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Christmas in Mississippi Film Trail

From our dazzling light displays to headline holiday entertainment at our casino resort properties, Christmas celebrations in Coastal Mississippi are quite unlike any other. In fact, our Secret Coast seasonal festivities made their way to the small screen in the 2017 Lifetime holiday hit Christmas in Mississippi ! Filmed on location in Gulfport, the movie follows photographer Holly Logan (Jana Kramer) as she returns home for the holidays. Along the way, she rediscovers her love for Gulfport and her high school sweetheart, Mike (Wes Brown)…

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Gumbo Your Way (Featuring Coastal Mississippi Chefs)

In Coastal Mississippi, the winter months offer just as much sunshine as any other time of year, but that’s no reason not to indulge in one of our all-time favorite winter warmers: gumbo. This signature stew is inspired by French and African American cuisines, with rich and hearty flavors that warm both the heart and soul. The main components of gumbo include stock, roux, and the Creole “holy trinity” – onions, bell peppers, and celery. However, after that, the ingredients vary depending on who is making it. There is no right or wrong way to make it, but there are unlimited possibilities to an amazing pot of gumbo. We reached out to our local chefs to share their own unique take on this popular dish. Try each of their recipes below, and find out which one is your favorite…

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