If you’re like most people, you’ve got to be smart about vacation planning. You can only take so many days off of work, and even if your time were unlimited your travel budget certainly isn’t.

Enter the micro-vacation, a model more and more families are using in order to get more out of their vacation time. In a nutshell, it involves taking more, shorter, less expensive vacations. The micro-vacationer typically builds trips around a weekend to limit time off work and opts for driving over flying to keep costs down. This means micro-vacations tend to happen closer to home, which is good news if you happen to live in driving distance of Coastal Mississippi.

We've mapped out two itineraries to suit your budget, family size, and interests:

Explore the Mississippi Gulf Coast Like a Local

Festival Fun


Ultimate Family Guide to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Family Biking