See our Healthy Travel Information page for the latest information on openings, guidelines, and COVID-19 updates. Masks are no longer required across Coastal Mississippi. All are encouraged to follow safety guidelines outlined by the Mississippi State Department of Health. The Mississippi Gaming Commission is requiring all guests in casinos wear masks.

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Top 10 Budget-Friendly Activities in Coastal 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! 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! Visit one of the Coast’s local breweries, where you can enjoy a brewery tour and craft beer tasting for just…

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A Coastal-Inspired Father's Day

Planning a trip to Coastal Mississippi to celebrate dad? Our 62 miles of coastline offer up endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation. 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 our Destination Promise. Get outside Whether you take an eco-tour or rent a kayak, get ready to experience nature in its…

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Coastal Resorts: The Perfect Getaway for the Entire Family

When considering the resorts spanning Coastal Mississippi, family-friendly amenities may not be the first offerings that come to mind. However, if you plan to stay at one of The Secret Coast’s exciting resorts, there will be surprises in store to thrill every member of the family! Enjoy a day at the pool Bring plenty of sunscreen for a full day poolside at any of our resorts! Food and drinks are also served, taking the guess work out of planning. If you are interested in more privacy for your family, most properties offer daily cabana rentals…

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Top Secret: Least Instagrammed Spots in Coastal Mississippi

In the social media era, you know when your friends are travelling. From spring break to summer vacation to holiday trips, your feeds fill up with travel pics – beach selfies, famous landmarks, well-known vistas. Some destinations are so shared, you feel like you’ve been there even if you haven’t. On the southern edge of Mississippi, you’ll find a different kind of destination. It’s a region known as “The Secret Coast,” because unlike some places it still contains secrets, which is great for travelers who like to explore and discover. Scroll…

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Best Walkable Shopping on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Leave the Car Behind and Browse these Walkable Gulf Coast Shopping Destinations! There are a lot of ways to get in your daily steps on the Mississippi Gulf Coast – strolling the beaches, hiking nature trails while birding or just enjoying the sights, and shopping (yes, shopping!) With a number of walkable downtowns along the Coast, you can walk off last night’s seafood or BBQ feast while picking up art, antiques, clothing and other one-of-a-kind finds…

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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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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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Changing Lives, One Meal at a Time

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…

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A Tour of Art on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Everyone knows the Mississippi Gulf Coast is home to some of the finest seafood in the world, as well as some of the most pristine beaches around. But some might be surprised to find out what an eclectic art scene there is across the Coast. Between Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Bay St. Louis, there are numerous galleries and museums that are brimming with beautiful works of art. Walter Anderson Museum of Art Arguably the most famous artist to ever live on the Coast, Walter I. Anderson (1903-1965) is recognized as an American master, and his…

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