There are many reasons to visit this amazing stretch of coast line along the Gulf of Mexico. The cities that make up the Mississippi Gulf Coast are:
Waveland, Bay St. Louis, Diamondhead, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi, D’Iberville, Ocean Springs, Gautier, Pascagoula, and finally Moss Point.
Each city offers a unique taste of southern Mississippi hospitality, you will never forget.
Here are some reasons why you should visit this wonderful area.
- Festivals Festivals Festivals
Several unique festivals highlight the heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast throughout the year including Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Events such as the Mardi Gras season, MS Coast Coliseum Crawfish Music Festival, Gulf Coast Winter Classics Horse Show, and Cruisin’ the Coast—just to name a few. Whether you are in Bay St. Louis or Ocean Springs there will always be some type of event going on throughout the year.
- Step Into Our History
The Mississippi Gulf Coast’s history is just as rich as our scenic views. Take a ferry out to West Ship Island to tour the Civil War era Fort Massachusetts. Stop by Beauvoir, the retirement estate and library of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Relax aboard the open-air Biloxi Tour Train or stretch your legs with a Bay St. Louis Historical Walking Tour. Check out the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum for an array of artifacts and exhibits about this important coastal industry.
The Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs is an unparalleled showcase of the renowned wildlife painter’s work, and the Ohr-O’Keefe Art Museum in Biloxi celebrates George Ohr, “The Mad Potter of Biloxi.” Enjoy a film, opera, play or ballet in Hattiesburg at the Saenger Theater, which opened in 1929. In Laurel, take a free tour of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, which is Mississippi’s oldest art museum. There you’ll see impressive collections of European and American art, English Georgian silver, Native American baskets and Japanese woodblock prints. Landrum’s Homestead and Village, also in Laurel, is called “a living history museum” with ten acres and 55 buildings illustrating life in times past.
- Seafood is King
Dining should be a memory-making experience, and the options along the Mississippi Gulf Coast will prove to be nothing less than remarkable. Get your hands dirty at a shrimp boil, try your first Gulf-fresh oyster on the half shell, or enjoy the catch-of-the-day grilled over an open flame. Seafood rules in the Coastal region. From shrimp and fish caught fresh from the Gulf waters, to spicy boiled crabs and crawfish, you’ll eat well here. Follow the Mississippi Seafood Trail to sample the best dishes at some of the Gulf’s most respected restaurants.
- Time for Golf
Picture yourself on one of our numerous world-class golf courses created by legendary designers like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Davis Love III, Mark McCumber, Jerry Pate and Tom Fazio. Aside from the award-winning play, you’re treated to sprawling views of the Gulf Coast while surrounded by nature. With near perfect year-round temperatures and courses to suit every taste – and budget – the Coast is the perfect place to play
- And finally, Southern Comfort
Casino resorts, locally-owned bed and breakfasts, modern beachfronts abound, and our award-winning accommodations are sure to please. Folks here will do their best to make you feel at home
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