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Travel Directory: Mississippi Gulf Coast | Top 10 Reasons You Should Visit the MS Gulf Coast

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Visit the MS Gulf Coast

Okay, so we know you definitely don’t NEED a reason to visit- but just in case you were wondering, we’ve compiled 10 not so hidden gems of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 



White House Hotel
White House Hotel
1. Southern Comfort

Casino resorts, locally-owned bed and breakfasts, modern beachfront s abound, and our award-winning accommodations are sure to please. We will have you feeling relaxed and refreshed before you can spell out, “M-i-ss-i-ss-i-pp-i.”


 2. Hiking and Fishing and Gators, Oh My! 

Hike. Fish. Ride with gators. Take a ride on the wild side in an airboat at the Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Airboat Tours to experience swamp life of nearly 500 gators—and maybe even hold one! A baby gator, of course. 


3. Game On

You can raise your stakes and raise your glass at any one of the dozen casino resorts along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Our luxurious, full-service casinos with live tables, slot machines, and poker rooms will have you playing all-in, all day. 


4. Overabundance of Sweet Tea & Seafood

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, learn how to pinch the tail off a crawfish like a true Southerner, or enjoy the catch-of-the-day grilled over an open flame. With a sweet tea, of course.



Cruisin' the Coast
Cruisin' the Coast
5. Off the Wall Events

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—we mean, just to name a few. 


 6. Our Story

Soak up some 300+ years’ history with the Biloxi Tour Train, oir, the Last home of Jefferson Davis and Presidential Library, and the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. 

7. We’ve got the Blues

Experience Mississippi Gulf Coast’s eclectic blues history through our Blues and Music Trails and the historic 100 Men Hall, a tin roof building that served for decades as a vibrant center for the African American community, specifically through music

8. Unique Art

Prepare to be awe-struck with our art museums. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has provided artistic inspiration for many nationally recognized artists such as Richmond Barthe, Dusti Bonge, Walter Anderson, and George Ohr. 



Shopping Adventures
Shopping Adventures
9. Shopping Adventures

Every vacation has a story to tell and shopping for that souvenir is what it’s all about. From premium outlets to boutiques, antique shops to vintage stores, you’ll find the prefect piece to complete your collection (or tell your story).



Grand Bear Golf Course
Grand Bear Golf Course
10. Tee Time

With 19 gorgeous courses throughout the area and near perfect year-round temperatures. You can play ball anytime, anywhere at world-class courses that embrace the natural beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast modeled by experts such as Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. 






We like to make sure you’re having a good time from sun up to sun up. And honestly, that’s not hard to do when you have options like unwinding along our beaches, upping your game on one of our signature golf courses, or shopping followed by, well, more shopping. And our food is the best in the world. 


Here, we’re always up for something new. Whether it’s trying your first oyster, finding balance on your paddleboard, catching your dinner, checking out a local art show, or getting lucky at one of our casinos. Heck, you might even find yourself at a blues joint not feeling so blue after all. The only thing you’ll be wondering when you leave is, “when can I come back?”


Everything you need to plan your perfect vacation is right at your fingertips, so get plannin’ and we’ll be waiting for you when you get here. 


Stay awhile. You’ll get it. 



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