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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.
Less travel hassle
The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is one of the easiest airports to travel through because of its extremely helpful and friendly staff and its small size compared to big city airports. Even after returning that seat to its upright position, you’ll feel laid back as soon the wheels touchdown.
It’s a fact. Your dollar goes further in Mississippi than in any other state in the country. A recent study showed that compared to the rest of the U.S. an average $100 is actually worth almost $116 in Mississippi. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is the perfect place to put that money to use with affordable attractions, dining, entertainment, and lodging options.
More culture and history
There’s no denying Mississippi’s rich past beginning with Native American tribes settling the area hundreds and hundreds of years ago, to French exploration in the late 1600s leading into the 21st century. The state’s history with the Civil Rights Movement is well-documented all across the state and especially on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on the Freedom Trail. There are also the self-guided Blues Trail and Country Music Trail that run through South Mississippi showing how the state became the birthplace of America’s music. And don't forget to take in the extensive list of museums that illustrate the huge influence local artists have on the area.
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With nearly 15,000 hotel rooms available, and more constantly being added, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to where you can stay on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. There are also charming Bed and Breakfasts and other unique lodging options scattered throughout South Mississippi.
There’s such a wide selection of things to do on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you’ll be hard pressed to get even a fraction of it in on a week-long trip here. The attractions and entertainment range from headline acts, to gaming, to adventure eco-tours, to culinary experiences, to waterparks, to museums and so much more. Just take a dive in to see what all we have to offer.