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This Labor Day Weekend, why not treat yourself to a weekend full of adventure in one of the most charming destinations around? The Mississippi Gulf Coast 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 you want to spend your fun-filled trip!

Barrier Islands and Boat Trips

Arguably the most authentic Mississippi Gulf Coast experience you can have is at one of our gorgeous barrier islands. If you’re looking

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.

There are two types of people in this world: people that love brunch, and people that haven’t had a good brunch. The good news is that when you come down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there’s a bevy of wonderful brunch options to choose from! Experienced brunchers of the world know just how good a seafood brunch can be, whether it’s shrimp and grits, crab cake benedict, or just a seafood omelet, you won’t find fresher seafood anywhere in the world than on the Coast. And if seafood isn’t your favorite, never fear—we’ve got plenty of other great

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

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

Before your next adventure on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, be it a brewery tour, a fishing trip, or a day of shopping, you’ll need to fuel up with some of the Coast’s great coffee. So let’s take a quick dive into where to find the best cup of Joe!

Bankhouse Coffee/ Coast Roast

In 2006, Shawn Montella first started roasting his own coffee after years of watching a friend master the craft. When his friend was diagnosed with cancer, he taught Shawn all the tricks he had learned over the years, and before long, Shawn realized that this was his

When Chef Austin Sumrall and his wife, Tresse, moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast from Birmingham, AL., it wasn’t simply because she’s from the area. It was because they knew how much potential the Coast had, and that it’s “poised for a breakout”. That’s why they’ve just opened White Pillars this week: to make a difference on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

White Pillars

Many Coast residents remember the White Pillars of old (1969-1989), with its world-famous “Eggplant Josephine”, the massive white columns that faced the beach and for which the restaurant

No matter where you are, opening a restaurant can be one of the riskiest decisions a person can make. Roughly 60% of restaurants fail within the first year, while close to 80% never make it to their fifth anniversary. The Starfish Café in downtown Bay St. Louis is months away from its fifth anniversary, and did we mention it’s a nonprofit that allows you to pay what you want when eating there?

That’s right, the Starfish Café is a farm-to-table nonprofit organization that teaches cooking skills, financial literacy, resiliency training and other

Here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, summertime means beach days, poolside lounging, outdoor concerts, and shrimp boils. Aside from all the fun activities, summertime also means some serious South Mississippi heat. And what better way to cool down than with a cold, icy treat?!

Thanks to Nicholas Myers with Gulfport Main Street, we have a list of several places along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where you can find a cold treat on a hot day! Click here for an interactive map of all the locations listed below.

  • New Orleans Snowballs (Bay St.

This spring, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast joined forces with Eat MS Coast and Donner Peltier Distillers, the makers of Rougaroux® Rum, to create the Official Cocktail of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Recipes were submitted, judging took place, numerous cocktails were tasted and thousands of votes were cast to make cocktail history here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. After all was said and done, it was the Cat Island Cruiser, created by Catherine “Cat” Ryan, that was named as the Official Cocktail of the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

Cat Ryan
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