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Author: Tori Ward

Gulfcoast.org has a new look, and it just might feature one of your photos!

Some of our favorite photos are the ones that locals and visitors share when they’re exploring the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We love seeing the different adventures people take and the breath-taking photos they capture along the way. For this reason, we’ve decided to feature these amazing, user-shared photos on our website, gulfcoast.org.

#mscoastlife

Here’s how it works:

  1. You take a photo on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and share it on social media using the hashtag

Using some of the world’s freshest seafood and a variety of culinary influences, the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s culinary scene is as diverse as it is delicious. For all you foodies out there, we’ve broken down some of the best eateries along the Coast into a three-day itinerary. Get your grub on in Bay St. Louis, eat your way through Harrison County, and then taste all the deliciousness that Ocean Springs and Pascagoula have to offer! Bon Appétit!

Day 1

Start your morning off with a latte, fresh omelet, and homemade biscuit from Mockingbird

Numerous waterways, nature trails, sandy beaches, state parks, scenic campgrounds and more make the Mississippi Gulf Coast an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Not to mention, the consistently warm weather makes it possible to explore the Coast year-round. Whether you enjoy paddling, fishing, hiking, biking, or just taking in the views of nature, there’s an adventure waiting for you on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

#1: Paddle Coastal Waterways
Paddle your way through the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blueways. These water trails offer a

Whether you’re planning a team-building retreat or a group activity for conference attendees, there are a ton of exciting options on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. From coastal cruises to brewery tours, we know you’ll find the perfect off-site activity for your group on the Coast! Here are 8 activity ideas to get you started:

1. Kayak or paddle coastal waterways
If you’re looking for team building with a scenic route, we’ve got you covered. Kayak or paddle the beautiful Biloxi Bay, Old Fort Bayou, or one of the many other blueways on the Coast.

With scenic views, an incredible culinary scene, countless coastal attractions, and a vibrant nightlife, the Mississippi Gulf Coast is ideal for a memorable date night/day! Here are a few ideas for your next romantic trip to the Coast.

Enjoy dinner with a view

Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a more casual setting, there are plenty of Mississippi Gulf Coast restaurants that offer spectacular views. Enjoy a true culinary experience at Brackish in Long Beach, which offers an unobstructed coastal view to accompany its innovative and

For more than a century, Carnival season has been celebrated on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with parades, balls, and other festivities. This year, Mardi Gras, also known as “Fat Tuesday,” falls on February 28; however, you can experience Mardi Gras celebrations all month long! Below are the parades and events happening along the Coast that you can look forward to this Mardi Gras season.

February 11

Children’s Mardi Gras Celebration: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center | 10 am

Elk’s Mardi Gras Parade: Ocean Springs | 1 pm

Krewe of Legacy Mardi Gras

Looking for something more exciting than the typical boardroom for your next meeting or gathering? Whether you have a group of 20 or 200, there’s a unique venue for your event here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Take a look at these one-of-a-kind spaces that offer a memorable location for your event!

Ship Island Excursions
Want to make a lasting impression on your attendees? Turn your meeting or gathering into a coastal cruise aboard one of the Ship Island Excursions passenger vessels. This is the perfect option if you want beautiful Gulf

Don't let the weather keep you from experiencing all that the Mississippi Gulf Coast has to offer! Here on the Coast, you can choose from a long list of exciting indoor activities.

Discover local history and art

There is no shortage of culture on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, largely thanks to its deep history and thriving arts communities. Immerse yourself in local history at Beauvoir or the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, both of which offer a closer look at the unique past of the Coast.

Several talented and noteworthy artists called

With 2017 right around the corner, it’s time to start planning how you’re going to welcome the New Year. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has a ton of New Year’s Eve celebrations to choose from, so grab your party poppers and head to the Coast! Here are a few of the many New Year’s Eve events you can experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this year:

Countdown to Noon at Lynn Meadows
Looking for a family-friendly New Year’s celebration? Head over to Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for music, snacks, a New Year’s craft, falling confetti, and a ball