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Cruisin’ The Coast was voted #1 in USA TODAY: Best Car Show Competition in 2018 and #2 in 2019! America’s Largest Block Party celebrates antique, classic and hot rod vehicles, nostalgic music and related events. Car enthusiasts from 40 states plus Canada, Germany and Puerto Rico arrive in Coastal Mississippi once a year to showcase their rides and to cruise our beautiful 30-mile stretch of beach-side highway with designated stops sprinkled throughout our 62 miles of coastline. 

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.

Nature trails, waterways, state parks, scenic campgrounds and more make Coastal Mississippi an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Not to mention, the consistently warm weather allows for year-round exploration! Whether you enjoy kayaking, boating, hiking, biking, or just taking in the views of nature, there’s an adventure waiting for you on The Secret Coast.

#1: Kayak Coastal Waterways

Kayak your way through the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blueways. These water trails offer a thrilling experience for paddlers at all skill levels. Discover

Summertime in Coastal Mississippi provides two certainties: SUN and FUN. When the temperature is higher and the days are longer, there's no excuse not to shed those layers and get outside! Soak up our beautiful coastal weather by taking advantage of the multitude of outdoor activities we offer.

Splash and Swim

For the aquatic lovers, we recommend beating the heat by cooling down poolside. Coastal Mississippi's casino resorts offer luxurious pool settings with options for private cabanas and bartenders at an arm's length away. Swim over to the

For many of us, boarding the pets we love so much before a getaway 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, Coastal Mississippi offers numerous activities as well as places to stay, all with furry friends in tow. Disclaimer: if you have an exotic animal you wish to bring along to one of these places, it’s always a good idea to call ahead and confirm

Curious about how much there is to do in Coastal Mississippi? We have crafted the perfect list of ideas, highlighting amazing experiences you can only have along our 62 miles of beautiful coastline!

1. Explore INFINITY Science Center.

2. While you’re visiting Infinity, hop on a bus tour of NASA’s Stennis Space Center.

Test stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center

3. Get outside and explore the Coast’s National Park—Gulf Islands National Seashore.

4. Take a photo with the “Welcome to the Mississippi Gulf Coast” sign.

5. Spot one of the rarest bird populations on earth at the Mississippi

Trying to plan a budget-friendly getaway? We’ve put together a list of fun, low-cost activities so you can experience all that Coastal Mississippi has to offer without breaking the bank!

  1. Visit Lynn Meadows Discovery Center with the little ones and let them spend a few hours embracing their creative side and enjoying hands-on activities. The cost for family of 4 is $40 and we guarantee the entire family will be entertained for hours!
  2. Visit one of the Coast’s local breweries, where you can enjoy a brewery tour and craft beer tasting for just

Country Living, Cosmopolitan and Southern Living all agree that Coastal Mississippi is an ideal destination for a girls’ getaway!

White-sand beaches, fabulous boutique hotels, lively casinos, relaxing spas, authentic restaurants, and a heavy dose of Southern charm all make for a memorable trip with the girls. Round up your besties and treat yourself to a girls’ getaway weekend along 62 miles of coastline!

STAY IN STYLE

When it comes to picking a place to stay, opt for a local boutique hotel. You’ll never want to leave The Roost in Ocean

Business trips, bachelor parties, family reunions and more are all reasons to visit Coastal Mississippi!

Charter Fishing

What better way to immerse yourself in Coastal Mississippi culture than to take advantage of some of the best sport fishing in the world? With charter fishing companies from Pascagoula to Waveland, and everywhere in between, there are countless options available to book a day trip and land the big one. Each company specializes in catching certain kinds of fish, so all you need to do is decide if you want a trophy or if you

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