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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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An Insider's Guide to Birding in Coastal Mississippi

The Secret Coast is expansive, with 62 miles of shoreline, bays, bayous, marshes, and barrier islands perfect for bird watching more than 400 native and migratory species. The sandy beaches and barrier islands of Gulf Islands National Seashore allow observations of shorebirds and seabirds, including the Magnificant Frigatebird and Northern Gannet. The Mississippi Coastal Birding Trail helps guide visitors to destinations in six southern counties. One of the great birding experiences of the Gulf Coast is a spring “fallout,” when northbound…

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100 Things To Do in Coastal Mississippi

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. 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…

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Insider's Guide to Camping in Coastal Mississippi

Coastal Mississippi is the perfect destination for families, friends and couples who are interested in spending time unplugged, surrounded by natural offerings. When planning a trip to experience the unspoiled beauty of the great outdoors, camping is one of the most affordable options. Proven to help reduce stress and improve emotional and physical health, spending some time venturing outside should be on your vacation goals list! Following is our Insider's Guide to camping in Coastal Mississippi. Explore the Gulf Islands National Seashore…

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Ship Island: The Perfect Coastal Mississippi Getaway

Summer is the perfect time to explore the barrier islands that sit just miles off the mainland of Coastal Mississippi. With white-sand beaches and beautiful Gulf waters, the islands are an ideal summer day trip. While all of the barrier islands offer something unique that is worth exploring, Ship Island is the most accessible to travelers thanks to the Ship Island Excursions ferry service out of Gulfport and Biloxi. Photo: Trevor Reid BEFORE YOUR ISLAND ADVENTURE When planning for a trip out to Ship Island, be sure to bring all your beach…

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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 Al Fresco Dining in Coastal Mississippi

What pairs best with authentic coastal cuisine? Outdoor ambience! In addition to the best fresh-caught seafood and the most innovative menus you’ll find in the Southeastern United States, the Mississippi Gulf Coast boasts a variety of restaurants with incredible al fresco dining experiences. Al fresco dining, or dining outside, is the preferred method of eating on the coast, whether it be a quick solo lunch or a shared family meal. Enjoy a shrimp po-boy as you watch the waves roll in from the Gulf of Mexico, or savor chargrilled oysters over…

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New Year's Resolutions: Travel More

Image: Ursula Noircent You may have spent much of the past year feeling the need to explore, to get out there and see the world. Pack your bags, because this is the year to go! The Mississippi Gulf Coast should be at the top of your list of destinations.Why? Let us break it down for you. Not only will you be able to fulfill those other resolutions on your list while you’re here, you’ll also do it surrounded by hospitality in an extremely affordable and comfortable vacation…

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New Year's Resolutions: Get Your Steps In

Time keeps marching on, and so should you! You may be hoping to achieve your step goals more often and be healthier this year. Here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we can make your fitness goals fun to achieve. This year could be your chance to get out there, explore, and hit that step count without even realizing it. You’re going to love the breathtaking beauty you’ll find on any of our nature trails across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Whether it’s a trek alongside a bayou, a great day on the golf course, or an adventurous journey into the piney…

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