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Cheers to the Official Cocktail of the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

This spring, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast joined forces with Eat MS Coast and Donner Peltier Distillers, the makers of Rougaroux® Rum, to create the Official Cocktail of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Recipes were submitted, judging took place, numerous cocktails were tasted and thousands of votes were cast to make cocktail history here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. After all was said and done, it was the Cat Island Cruiser, created by Catherine “Cat” Ryan, that was named as the Official Cocktail of the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Cat Ryan and…

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Share your #MSCoastLife for a chance to be featured on our website!

Gulfcoast.org has a new look, and it just might feature one of your photos! Some of our favorite photos are the ones that locals and visitors share when they’re exploring the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We love seeing the different adventures people take and the breath-taking photos they capture along the way. For this reason, we’ve decided to feature these amazing, user-shared photos on our website, gulfcoast.org. Here’s how it works: You take a photo on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and share it on social media using the hashtag…

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A Foodies Guide to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Using some of the world’s freshest seafood and a variety of culinary influences, the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s culinary scene is as diverse as it is delicious. For all you foodies out there, we’ve broken down some of the best eateries along the Coast into a three-day itinerary. Get your grub on in Bay St. Louis, eat your way through Harrison County, and then taste all the deliciousness that Ocean Springs and Pascagoula have to offer! Bon Appétit! Day 1 Start your morning off with a latte, fresh omelet, and homemade biscuit from Mockingbird…

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8 Fun Off-Site Meeting and Retreat Activities

Whether you’re planning a team-building retreat or a group activity for conference attendees, there are a ton of exciting options on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. From coastal cruises to brewery tours, we know you’ll find the perfect off-site activity for your group on the Coast! Here are 8 activity ideas to get you started: 1. Kayak or paddle coastal waterways If you’re looking for team building with a scenic route, we’ve got you covered. Kayak or paddle the beautiful Biloxi Bay, Old Fort Bayou, or one of the many other blueways on the Coast…

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Celebrate Mardi Gras on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

For more than a century, Carnival season has been celebrated on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with parades, balls, and other festivities. This year, Mardi Gras, also known as “Fat Tuesday,” falls on February 28; however, you can experience Mardi Gras celebrations all month long! Below are the parades and events happening along the Coast that you can look forward to this Mardi Gras season. February 11 Children’s Mardi Gras Celebration: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center | 10 am Elk’s Mardi Gras Parade: Ocean Springs | 1 pm Krewe of Legacy Mardi Gras…

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Ring in the New Year on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

With 2017 right around the corner, it’s time to start planning how you’re going to welcome the New Year. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has a ton of New Year’s Eve celebrations to choose from, so grab your party poppers and head to the Coast! Here are a few of the many New Year’s Eve events you can experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this year: Countdown to Noon at Lynn Meadows Looking for a family-friendly New Year’s celebration? Head over to Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for music, snacks, a New Year’s craft, falling confetti, and a ball…

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Three-Day Weekend on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Are you tired of work and need a quick getaway? Take an extended three-day weekend and escape to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We’ve put together the perfect itinerary for your upcoming visit. Day 1 Infinity Science Center Start your day off exploring this interactive museum filled with exhibits for all ages that educate guests on space, earth science, technology and more. INFINITY is also the official welcome center to NASA’s Stennis Space Center. With admission to the museum, guests can also take a guided bus tour of Stennis, NASA’s largest…

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Halloween on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

With Halloween right around the corner, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has so many upcoming activities and events to partake in to celebrate the spooktacular holiday. The following are a few of the many Halloween events you can experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this year:…

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