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The Perfect Labor Day Weekend in Coastal Mississippi

This Labor Day Weekend is one for the books. You may not have traveled too far from home in months, and the health and safety of your friends and family is the prioritizing factor in when you leave your house, and more importantly, where you choose to go. Luckily, Coastal Mississippi is easily accessible by car, and the 12 charming coastal communities spread across 62 miles of scenic shoreline provide plenty of room to roam. We invite you to shed your quarantine fatigue and experience the joy of discovery along The Secret Coast, safely and…

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Top Five Outdoor Adventures

Nature trails, waterways, state parks, scenic campgrounds and more make Coastal Mississippi an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Not to mention, the consistently warm weather allows for year-round exploration! Whether you enjoy kayaking, boating, hiking, biking, or just taking in the views of nature, there’s an adventure waiting for you on The Secret Coast. #1: Kayak Coastal Waterways Kayak your way through the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blueways. These water trails offer a thrilling experience for paddlers at all skill levels. Discover…

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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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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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Top 10 Budget-Friendly Activities in Coastal Mississippi

Trying to plan a budget-friendly getaway? We’ve put together a list of fun, low-cost activities so you can experience all that Coastal Mississippi has to offer without breaking the bank! Visit Lynn Meadows Discovery Center with the little ones and let them spend a few hours embracing their creative side and enjoying hands-on activities. The cost for family of 4 is $40 and we guarantee the entire family will be entertained for hours! Visit one of the Coast’s local breweries, where you can enjoy a brewery tour and craft beer tasting for just…

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Ship Island: The Perfect Coastal Mississippi Getaway

Summer is the perfect time to explore the barrier islands that sit just miles off the mainland of Coastal Mississippi. With white-sand beaches and beautiful Gulf waters, the islands are an ideal summer day trip. While all of the barrier islands offer something unique that is worth exploring, Ship Island is the most accessible to travelers thanks to the Ship Island Excursions ferry service out of Gulfport and Biloxi. Photo: Trevor Reid BEFORE YOUR ISLAND ADVENTURE When planning for a trip out to Ship Island, be sure to bring all your beach…

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Memorial Day Weekend in Coastal Mississippi

Kick off your summer in Coastal Mississippi this Memorial Day! With 62 miles of scenic shoreline and unlimited possibilities, discover an authentic coastal experience for travelers of all ages and budgets of all sizes. Whether you're in need of relaxation or a weekend full of outdoor adventure, Coastal Mississippi offers something for everyone. Before you plan your itinerary, we've highlighted places to stay and things to do to ensure your stay in Coastal Mississippi is a memorable one. Where to Stay: Coastal Mississippi offers a wide variety…

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The Mississippi Gulf Coast Then & Now

If you ask 100 different people who have spent time on the Mississippi Gulf Coast or are from here, "What's the Coast like," you might get 100 different answers. For anyone that vacationed here P.C. (pre-casinos), the Mississippi Gulf Coast probably looks drastically different nowadays. For Millennials and people who haven't been coming here for as long, the casino and nightlife scene might be all they know! While it's true that the landscape of the Coast is much different than it was in 1992 when the law passed to allow gaming in Mississippi…

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