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Family Fun in Coastal Mississippi

Does your family favor the speed of a go-kart track over sunbathing by a pool? Are you a big kid at heart who likes the occasional arcade zombie battle or adrenaline rush of air hockey tournaments? Say no more! Coastal Mississippi boasts an array of top notch, family fun activities for kids of all ages. Before booking, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours, but rest assured Coastal Mississippi is working diligently with our partners to ensure your safety and health is…

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Best Al Fresco Dining in Coastal Mississippi

What pairs best with authentic coastal cuisine? Outdoor ambience! In addition to the best fresh-caught seafood and the most innovative menus you’ll find in the Southeastern United States, Coastal Mississippi boasts a variety of restaurants with incredible al fresco dining experiences. Al fresco dining, or dining outside, is the preferred method of eating on the coast, whether it be a quick solo lunch or a shared family meal. Enjoy a shrimp po-boy as you watch the waves roll in from the Gulf of Mexico, or savor chargrilled oysters over…

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Virtual Scavenger Hunt

How well do you know your way around Coastal Mississippi? Browse our context clues of secret facts and Google Maps images to discern which coastal icon is which. Challenge a friend to determine who knows Coastal Mississippi best! CLICK HERE During the summers of 1951 - 1957, the King of Rock 'n' Roll Elvis Presley stayed at this hotel in Ocean Springs. In addition to the accommodations, the grounds are popular for golf enthusiasts! CLICK HERE This Coastal Mississippi icon is almost 200 years old! It's also notable for having several female…

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Micro-Vacations: How to Stretch Your Travel Dollar—and Your PTO

As we begin to consider future travel plans, we're keeping the health and safety of our family top of mind. Moreover, we're especially mindful of budget, potential time off from work, experiences suited to the entire family, and perhaps most of all, a destination with room to roam. Enter the micro-vacation, a travel model becoming more popular with families to take full advantage of their vacation time. In a nutshell, it involves taking more, shorter, less expensive vacations. The micro-vacationer typically builds trips around a weekend to…

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Date Night Ideas

Looking to get away with your sweetheart for some quality time without the kids? Consider Coastal Mississippi as your backdrop for rest, relaxation, and romance. With 62 miles of coastline to explore, we have enough to see and experience to keep your itinerary booked and your passion kindled. Our breadth of beaches, boating, and fishing excursions are perfect for adventure seekers, while our history trails, birding opportunities, and eco-tours suit our nature enthusiasts. If it’s a weekend of leisure you seek, our list of attractions…

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Coastal Cravings: Find the Best Boiled Crawfish

Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs...different names for the same delicious food. Here in Coastal Mississippi, we like our crawfish boiled, served by the pound, with an extra set of napkins; spicy or mild; with potatoes, corn, and often times sausage, onions, peppers, and the occasional green beans and brussels sprouts. As soon as crawfish season opens in mid-March, lines form out the doors of restaurants with hungry mouths waiting to "pinch the tails and suck the heads" of the bright red crustaceans. To let you in on one of our secrets…

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The Ultimate Guide to the Crawfish Music Festival

Heading to the Crawfish Music Festival? A five-dayfestival with more than a dozen acts can be a bit overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve listed everything you need to know beforehand to make sure you have an awesome time enjoying headline entertainment, hot boiled crawfish, and exciting mid-way rides at Coastal Mississippi’s premiere spring event…

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Bring Your Group Spring Break to Coastal Mississippi

White-sand beaches, uniqueattractions, vibrant nightlife opportunities, and a diverse culinary scene produce the perfect backdrop for your group Spring Break getaway. From beautiful accommodations to off-the-beaten path activities, every member of your group will have a memorable experience in Coastal Mississippi. Call your crew and pack your bags because we have your Spring Break itinerary booked…

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A Gulf of Options: The Definitive Dining Guide to Coastal Mississippi

As a coastal destination, the abundance of seafood is seenin the likes of fish, crab, shrimp, and oysters provided in droves by the generous freshwater tributaries of the Mississippi River and the salty waters of the generous Gulf of Mexico. The seafood industry plays an integral role in our regional cuisine, with over 200 species of fish and nationally-recognized oyster and domestic shrimp industries. But the tri-county region of Coastal Mississippi also boasts layers of flavor and influence distilled from the international communities who call its 62 miles of coastline home. Plus, our restaurant scene is a culinary roulette wheel, from fine dining to casual eateries, providing an intriguing pilgrimage for your palate. Discover the diverse restaurant scene that every visitor needs to experience…

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