Follow along for four days of discovery along the Mississippi Coast that includes beachside bonfires, a dolphin sighting cruise, shrimp boating, an oyster farm, and of course, loads of fresh seafood.
• Coastal Mississippi is comprised of three coastal counties including Jackson, Harrison and
Hancock. Twelve cities make up these three coastal counties.
• Coastal Mississippi spans 62 miles along the Gulf of Mexico and overlooks the Mississippi
Check in at The Roost — Ocean Springs, MS
The Roost is a boutique hotel located in a beautifully restored historic building just walking distance from both serene sunsets on the beach and an eclectic downtown atmosphere.
Beach Chairs & Bonfire setup on Ocean Springs Front Beach
Drinks at The Wilbur Bar
Speakeasy located at The Roost Hotel
Breakfast at Greenhouse on Porter – Biloxi
New location in Downtown Biloxi! Full lunch menu, sweet and savory biscuits made daily, and a great selection of tea and coffee. Be sure to take a photo next to the Greetings From Biloxi mural!
Explore Downtown Biloxi – Newly renovated Howard Avenue & Public Art
Once known as the “Seafood Capital of the World”, Biloxi offers both revival and relaxation in equal measures.
10:15am: Biloxi Shrimping Trip
70-minute Living Marine Adventure Cruise in the Mississippi Sound.
Lunch: Blind Tiger Biloxi (Royal Reds are a MUST)
Delicious waterfront dining with stunning views of the Mississippi Sound and Deer Island
6:30pm: Dinner at Vestige
A unique dining experience using the freshest sustainably sourced ingredients served in the heart of downtown Ocean Springs. A 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalist!
Breakfast at Bright Eyed Brew Co.
Locally roasted coffee, nitro coffee and house-made waffles.
9am: Boat Trip to Off-Bottom Oyster Farm with French Hermit Oyster Co.
Take a boat trip out to the off-bottom oyster farms just south of Deer Island.
Visit Biloxi Visitors Center
Great exhibit on the culture and heritage of the region, as well as beautiful views from the second floor!
12:30m: Lunch at White Pillars
Farm/Gulf-to-table fare in a beautiful historic mansion on Beach Boulevard. Chef Austin at White Pillars is a 2020 James Beard semifinalist.
Explore Downtown Gulfport
Explore Gulfport’s beautiful harbor and eclectic downtown
area, featuring Fishbone Alley, an ever-evolving public art scene in an old fishmonger’s alley.
3:30pm: Ship Island Excursions Dolphin Watching Cruise
Dolphin watching cruise along the Mississippi Sound.
Drive west on Hwy 90 to Bay St. Louis (~ 25min) – along nation’s longest man-made
o You will pass through the beautiful harbor towns of Long Beach and Pass
Check into Pearl Hotel — Bay Saint Louis
On the water in the heart of Old Town Bay Saint Louis.
7:30pm: Dinner at Thorny Oyster
Located in the brand-new Pearl Hotel, Thorny Oyster serves up Gulf-fresh seafood, craft cocktails, and other delicious dishes in the heart of downtown Bay St. Louis.
Breakfast: Mockingbird Café
“The Bird” is a charming little (Plastic-Free!) restaurant known to locals as the “living room of the Bay” in downtown Bay St. Louis.
Explore Downtown Bay St. Louis
o Angel Trees
o Ruth’s Roots Community Garden
10am: Tour of 100 Men Hall
Built in 1922, this hall has hosted true music greats, such as Ray Charles, Etta James, Big Joe Turner, Guitar Slim, Earl King and many others.
Depart Coastal Mississippi