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The Perfect Labor Day Weekend in Coastal Mississippi

This Labor Day Weekend, why not treat yourself to a weekend full of adventure in one of the most charming destinations around? Coastal Mississippi has continued to add incredible amenities to what was an already impressive lineup of offerings to its visitors. With more fun to be had here than ever before, you just have to decide how many adventures you can squeeze into your itinerary! Book an Excursion to the Barrier Islands Arguably the most authentic Coastal Mississippi experience you can have is at one of our six gorgeous barrier islands…

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Blues Over Biloxi Airshows

On July 21st and 22nd of this month, the world famous Blue Angels will be performing air shows on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and each day promises to be full of action-packed excitement! For those of you who have never seen the Blue Angels, they are the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, and their shows are truly a sight to behold. They’ll perform all sorts of acrobatic flight maneuvers and tricks for an estimated 50,000 spectators on each of those two days… FOR FREE! So before you come see the Blue Angels for yourself, we figured you…

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One Year of Craft Beer on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

It's been exactly one year since Mississippi Gulf Coast breweries were legally allowed to serve and sell beer in their taprooms, but that hasn't stopped the local industry leaders from putting years of hard work into their craft (pun intended). But in that one short year, business has been booming! Be sure to check out at least one of these breweries, if not all of them the next time you're visiting the Coast! Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company Craft beer in Mississippi may no longer end with "Lazy Mag," but it definitely begins there…

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The Mississippi Gulf Coast Then & Now

If you ask 100 different people who have spent time on the Mississippi Gulf Coast or are from here, "What's the Coast like," you might get 100 different answers. For anyone that vacationed here P.C. (pre-casinos), the Mississippi Gulf Coast probably looks drastically different nowadays. For Millennials and people who haven't been coming here for as long, the casino and nightlife scene might be all they know! While it's true that the landscape of the Coast is much different than it was in 1992 when the law passed to allow gaming in Mississippi…

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Your Guide to the Best Oysters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Before you and your friends or family make a trip down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you should especially look forward to one thing: OYSTERS! You won't hear southerners bragging too often, as it's just not really our style. But food is the one thing you might hear us brag about from time to time, because we know it's that good. Among the many culinary options that we on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have mastered are oysters. Raw, fried, grilled... You name it and we can do it. So we've put together a small list of some of the best restaurants…

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The Ultimate Guide to Mardi Gras on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

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…

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A Not So Lazy Sunday on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

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…

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The Best Pizza Places on the Mississippi Gulf 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…

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Winter Activities in Coastal Mississippi

While Coastal Mississippi will probably never be confused with the Rocky Mountains come wintertime, 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 Secret when trying to escape the bitter Midwest cold. If 61 degrees is still a little too cold for you, you’ll be pleased to know Coastal Mississippi offers many indoor attractions that are great for family outings…

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Wrap Up the Holiday Season with these Festive Activities

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…

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