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For many of us, boarding the pets we love so much before a vacation simply isn’t an option. Whether it’s a dog, a cat, or an emotional therapy peacock, the destinations that allow you to bring your beloved animals are often going to be the most appealing choices when deciding where to vacation. Luckily, the Mississippi Gulf Coast offers numerous activities as well as places to stay, all with our furry friends in tow. Disclaimer: if you have an exotic animal you wish to bring to bring along to one of these places, it’s always a good idea to call

With Mardi Gras right around the corner, there's no better time than now to give you what you want: a comprehensive guide to everyone's favorite celebration.

Parades

There's a reason an estimated 450,000 people come to the Mississippi Gulf Coast each year for Mardi Gras, and it starts with the parades! With over 20 parades, "Carnival on the Coast" is bigger than it's ever been, and it only gets better with each passing year. If you've never been to a Mardi Gras parade before, then you're in for a treat and need to check out this year's

Sometimes a Sunday Funday is the exactly what the doctor orders, and with all the different amenities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the possibilities are seemingly endless. Aside from going to the beach and having a relaxing day, there are so many fun places to check out the next time you're enjoying a nice, long weekend on the Coast!

Fueling Up

Before starting your perfect Sunday, you first need to energize by hitting one of the great local coffee shops on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Whether it's Bankhouse Coffee in Bay St. Louis, Coast

There aren’t many things in this world more universally loved than pizza. The only people that don’t like pizza are ones that either haven’t tried it or have only had mediocre pizza. While the Mississippi Gulf Coast is known for its phenomenal seafood, there are also several incredible places down here to get a slice. From Bay St. Louis, to Gulfport, Biloxi and Ocean Springs, we’ve got you covered on where to go when a pizza craving hits.


Cork & Cleaver Italian Bistro
Although it’s only been open since July of 2017, Cork & Cleaver has quickly

While the Mississippi Gulf Coast will probably never be confused with the Rocky Mountains come winter time, it can get a little chillier than the locals, spoiled by the 80 degree-and-above temperature for most of the year, are used to. With an average high temperature of 61 F in January according to Expedia, snowbirds often choose the Coast when trying to escape the cold up north. If 61 degrees is still a little too cold for you, you’ll be pleased to know the Mississippi Gulf Coast offers many indoor attractions that are great for family

With only a few days left until Santa slides down your chimney, we wanted to give everyone a reminder of all the great holiday activities there are on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Each activity is great for kids, and just as fun for couples looking for a festive night out!


Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival
Now in its third year, the Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival is one of the largest light festivals in the surrounding area, and the decorations throughout Jones Park are simply magical! With a ferris wheel, a carousel, a train and

Before your next adventure on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, be it a brewery tour, a fishing trip, or a day of shopping, you’ll need to fuel up with some of the Coast’s great coffee. So let’s take a quick dive into where to find the best cup of Joe!

Bankhouse Coffee/ Coast Roast

In 2006, Shawn Montella first started roasting his own coffee after years of watching a friend master the craft. When his friend was diagnosed with cancer, he taught Shawn all the tricks he had learned over the years, and before long, Shawn realized that this was his

When Chef Austin Sumrall and his wife, Tresse, moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast from Birmingham, AL., it wasn’t simply because she’s from the area. It was because they knew how much potential the Coast had, and that it’s “poised for a breakout”. That’s why they’ve just opened White Pillars this week: to make a difference on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

White Pillars

Many Coast residents remember the White Pillars of old (1969-1989), with its world-famous “Eggplant Josephine”, the massive white columns that faced the beach and for which the restaurant

No matter where you are, opening a restaurant can be one of the riskiest decisions a person can make. Roughly 60% of restaurants fail within the first year, while close to 80% never make it to their fifth anniversary. The Starfish Café in downtown Bay St. Louis is months away from its fifth anniversary, and did we mention it’s a nonprofit that allows you to pay what you want when eating there?

That’s right, the Starfish Café is a farm-to-table nonprofit organization that teaches cooking skills, financial literacy, resiliency training and other

Business trips, bachelor parties, family reunions and more are all reasons to visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast. If you have some time to kill, be sure to partake in some of the finer amenities the Coast has to offer bachelors and husbands of 20 years alike.

Charter Fishing

What better way to immerse yourself in the Mississippi Gulf Coast culture than to take advantage of some of the best sport fishing in the world? With charter fishing companies from Pascagoula to Pass Christian, and everywhere in between, there are countless options