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Plan a Pet-Friendly Getaway to Coastal Mississippi

For many of us, boarding the pets we love so much before a getaway simply isn’t an option. Whether it’s a dog, a cat, or an emotional therapy peacock, the destinations that allow you to bring your beloved animals are often going to be the most appealing choices when deciding where to vacation. Luckily, Coastal Mississippi offers numerous activities as well as places to stay, all with furry friends in tow. Disclaimer: if you have an exotic animal you wish to bring along to one of these places, it’s always a good idea to call ahead and confirm…

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An Un-Fore-Gettable Experience in Coastal Mississippi

The Rapiscan Systems Classic returns to Coastal Mississippi as a Charity Challenge! From May 18-19, some of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport will be battling it out in our own backyard, and for a good cause! Normally a three-day PGA Tour Champions tournament, this year the event will be a two-day Pro-Am instead. Although this year's festivities areclosed to the public, that doesn't mean you can't still fill your itinerary with un-fore-gettable experiences perfect for the Rapiscan Systems Classic weekend! Whether you're a seasoned pro looking to hit the links, or a casual Golf  Coaster, you're sure to enjoy a fun-filled and safe experience along The Secret Coast. …

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Life's a Picnic in Coastal Mississippi

Coastal Mississippi offers no shortage of scenic sights and culinary delights, so why not enjoy both at the same time? Whether you're packing a lunch or sampling our delicious coastal cuisine, spread out along our 62 miles of breathtaking shoreline for an open-air dining experience you won't soon forget.From luxurious beachfront options to downtown greens and everything in between, come see for yourself why life's a picnic in Coastal Mississippi…

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Monthly Events in Coastal Mississippi

We'realways celebrating something in Coastal Mississippi! From First Fridays to Second Saturdays and everything in between, you never have to look very hard to find a good time throughout our twelve coastal communities. As you plan your next escape to The Secret Coast, we've rounded up some of our favorite monthly events to keep your calendars full and your sense of discovery fulfilled…

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Coastal Cravings: Find the Best Boiled Crawfish

Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs...different names for thesame delicious food. Here in Coastal Mississippi, we like our crawfish boiled, served by the pound, with an extra set of napkins; spicy or mild; with potatoes, corn, and often times sausage, onions, peppers, and the occasional green beans and brussels sprouts. As soon as crawfish season opens in February, lines form out the doors of restaurants with hungry mouths waiting to "pinch the tails and suck the heads" of the bright red crustaceans. To let you in on one of our secrets, we've compiled a list of the best restaurants in Coastal Mississippi for fresh, boiled crawfish. As of 3/4/21, masks are no longer mandated by the state, but following safety guidelines outlined by the Mississippi State Department of Health such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing is still recommended. Before visiting, 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 of health and safety. ​…

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Stay Safe and Shop Local

As we continue to prioritize health and safety, there's no reason why you can't protect yourself and others while still supporting local businesses - and lookgood while doing it! Stay safe and shop local by purchasing from any one of our partners listed below. …

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Let the Good Times Keep Rolling... Safely!

There’s no question that this year’s Mardi Gras will look different than most, but the spirit of Carnival lives on in Coastal Mississippi! From cultural exploration to unique culinary delights and more, there are still so many ways for residents and visitors to let the good times KEEP rolling on The Secret Coast - safely…

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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, Coastal Mississippi 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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December Events

'Tis the season to go coastal! We know the holidayswill look a little different this year, but there is still plenty of festive fun to be safely had along The Secret Coast. From dazzling boat parades to outdoor Christmas celebrations all month long, let Coastal Mississippi make your holiday season one to remember. You've earned it. (Just don't forget to pack your running shoes!)…

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New Ways to Stay

Outstanding southern hospitality is a big part of what makes Coastal Mississippi so special. From world-class casino resorts to charming bed and breakfast inns, we’ve got accommodations for just about every type of traveler. As new developments continue to pop up across The Secret Coast, we are excited to share all the new ways to stay and play in Coastal Mississippi! 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…

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