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Coastal Cravings: Find the Best Boiled Crawfish

Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs...different names for the same 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 mid-March, 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…

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Girls’ Getaway Guide to Coastal Mississippi

Country Living, Cosmopolitan and Southern Living all agree that Coastal Mississippi is an ideal destination for a girls’ getaway! White-sand beaches, fabulous boutique hotels, lively casinos, relaxing spas, authentic restaurants, and a heavy dose of Southern charm all make for a memorable trip with the girls. We invite you to explore these exciting opportunities when you're not observing the Rapiscan Systems Classic tournament. The weekend doesn't have to be all things golf! Round up your besties and enjoy your few days in Coastal Mississippi fora girls weekend…

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The Ultimate Guide to Cruisin' The Coast

Cruisin’ The Coast was voted #1 in USA TODAY: Best Car Show Competition in 2018 and #2 in2019! America’s Largest Block Party celebrates antique, classic and hot rod vehicles, nostalgic music and related events. Car enthusiasts from 40 states plus Canada, Germany and Puerto Rico arrive in Coastal Mississippi once a year to showcase their rides and to cruise our beautiful 30-mile stretch of beach-side highway with designated stops sprinkled throughout our 62 miles of coastline. …

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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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Your Guide to the Best Oysters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Before you and your friends or family make a trip down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you should especially look forward to one thing: OYSTERS! You won't hear southerners bragging too often, as it's just not really our style. But food is the one thing you might hear us brag about from time to time, because we know it's that good. Among the many culinary options that we on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have mastered are oysters. Raw, fried, grilled... You name it and we can do it. So we've put together a small list of some of the best restaurants…

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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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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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Indoor Activities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Don't let the weather keep you from experiencing all that the Mississippi Gulf Coast has to offer! Here on the Coast, you can choose from a long list of exciting indoor activities. Discover local history and art There is no shortage of culture on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, largely thanks to its deep history and thriving arts communities. Immerse yourself in local history at Beauvoir or the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, both of which offer a closer look at the unique past of the Coast. Several talented and noteworthy artists called…

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