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Meet the South's Most Elusive Artist in Coastal Mississippi

The Secret Coast is home to an abundance of hidden gems, rich culture, and an incredibly diverse natural world just waiting to be uncovered. If you’re looking to discover a place where nature, art, and history converge to offer a deep dive into what makes Coastal Mississippi such a special part of the world, look no further than the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) in Ocean Springs…

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Let the Good Times Keep Rolling... Safely!

There’s no question that this year’s Mardi Gras will look different than most, but the spirit of Carnival lives on in Coastal Mississippi! From cultural exploration to unique culinary delights and more, there are still so many ways for residents and visitors to let the good times KEEP rolling on The Secret Coast - safely…

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Winter Sun, Sea and Safety on The Secret Coast

If you’re seeking warmer weather and safe activities during the winter months, Coastal Mississippi is the ideal destination to escape the cold and enjoy and array of experiences fit for social distancing and plentiful memory-making. The region’s 62 miles of scenic shoreline boast a temperate climate year-round, offering an abundance of adventure and relaxation in equal measure…

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New Year, New You in Coastal Mississippi

A new year equals new beginnings! It's a time to manifest the best version of ourselves by embracing change and breaking the mold. Whether your resolutions are dietary in nature, focus on health and wellness holistically, or embolden you to try new experiences and make new friends, Coastal Mississippi can help you keep your resolutions in 2021, safely. Before visiting, 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…

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December Events

'Tis the season to go coastal! We know the holidayswill look a little different this year, but there is still plenty of festive fun to be safely had along The Secret Coast. From dazzling boat parades to outdoor Christmas celebrations all month long, let Coastal Mississippi make your holiday season one to remember. You've earned it. (Just don't forget to pack your running shoes!)…

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Local Libations

The Secret Coast’s effervescent craft beer scene has been bubbling up since July 1, 2017, when Mississippi joined 48 of its fellow states in allowing small breweries to sell beer on-premises. With established local breweries offering cozy taprooms and outdoor patios, and a plethora of nano and micro brewers across the region serving up one-of-a-kind small batches, Coastal Mississippi is the place for some of the best coastal cold ones! From blondes and browns, to seasonal sips and hoppy IPAs, find your new favorite brew along The Secret Coast…

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November Events

Kicking off with the South's premiere arts and crafts festival and winding down with Mississippi's largest Christmas lights show, November in Coastal Mississippi offers a little something for everyone!We have headlining entertainment, holiday festivities and everything in-between - all ready to be enjoyed with your health and safety in mind. …

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New Ways to Stay

Outstanding southern hospitality is a big part of what makes Coastal Mississippi so special. From world-class casino resorts to charming bed and breakfast inns, we’ve got accommodations for just about every type of traveler. As new developments continue to pop up across The Secret Coast, we are excited to share all the new ways to stay and play in Coastal Mississippi! 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…

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Work Hard, Play Harder in Coastal Mississippi

Working from home is the new normal for many of us. We’ve traded our office desks and watercooler chats for Zoom meetings from the kitchen table. And though this new work environment has its benefits, staying in one space day in and day out has delivered a big dose of quarantine fatigue. Solution? A new, exciting workspace! Coastal Mississippi has 12 charming coastal communities spread across 62 miles of scenic shoreline – plenty of room to roam in between those virtual meetings. Easily accessible by car, you can enjoy the elements of The Secret Coast while increasing your work productivity and shedding your monotonous routine. You can work hard and play even harder, and no one needs to know that you are technically on vacation. We won’t tell if you won’t. 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 the top priority. Find out how in ourDestination Health Promise. …

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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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