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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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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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An Afternoon out on the Biloxi Shrimping Trip

It doesn’t matter if you’re a visitor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the weekend, or a long-time local, the Biloxi Shrimping Trip is well worth your time! Whether you’ve lived here your whole life, or are just visiting the Coast for a few days, the Biloxi Shrimping Trip is a great way to have a fun experience and learn about where the majority of the world’s shrimp comes from. Departing from the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, this “70-minute Living Marine Adventure Cruise” will take you and your party out into the Mississippi Sound to discover…

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Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

We’re excitedly counting down the days until the solar eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017. While we won’t see a total eclipse here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy viewing the partial eclipse (about 80 percent coverage) that will be visible at approximately 1:30 p.m. CST. Check out these solar eclipse viewing events happening on Monday, August 21: INFINITY Science Center Join INFINITY and its NASA partners for a day of activities surrounding the solar eclipse. Activities will begin at 9:30 a.m…

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The Music-Lover’s Guide to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Whether you want to kick back and enjoy some local tunes or you’re looking for exciting headliners, there’s a music scene for you on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Here are some must-visit spots along the Coast where you can catch amazing live music year-round. LAID-BACK VIBES If you’re looking to relax and enjoy some great live music along with a cold drink, then you can’t go wrong at Buoys Bar in Bay St. Louis, a breezy beach bar with a fun, laid- back atmosphere. If you’re in the Biloxi area, check out the Sky Bar at the Reef, where you can…

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17 Places to Cool Down on the Coast

Here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, summertime means beach days, poolside lounging, outdoor concerts, and shrimp boils. Aside from all the fun activities, summertime also means some serious South Mississippi heat. And what better way to cool down than with a cold, icy treat?! Thanks to Nicholas Myers with Gulfport Main Street, we have a list of several places along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where you can find a cold treat on a hot day! Click here for an interactive map of all the locations listed below. New Orleans Snowballs (Bay St…

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4th of July on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Cue the fireworks! The 4th of July is right around the corner and we have everything you need to know about the celebrations leading up to Independence Day. June 30 32 nd Annual Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival A 4 th of July Weekend tradition, the Crab Festival is a fun event for the entire family taking place on June 30 - July 2 in Bay St. Louis. This free festival features fresh seafood, live music, arts & crafts booths, rides, raffles, crab races, and much more. 70 th Annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo The whole family will enjoy…

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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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5 Outdoor Team-Building Activities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Here on the Coast, we like to say that team building has a scenic route. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing retreat or an activity that pushes team members out of their comfort zones, there is a perfect outdoor team-building experience for your group on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Challenge yourself at Zip’N Fun Adventure Park This fun and challenging activity will be one that your group never forgets! Harness your inner daredevil as you conquer this tree-to-tree obstacle course featuring tight ropes, swinging logs, zip lines, and more at…

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