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Tips for the Perfect Gulf Coast Staycation

Plan Your Gulf Coast Staycation - Mississippi Gulf Coast sign
Matt Claiborne
Matt Claiborne
December 17, 2021

A staycation is a great way to enjoy a holiday break without the stress and aggravation of traveling far from home. A staycation allows you to enjoy your city like a tourist would. When was the last time you enjoyed a day at the beach, visited a local museum, or treated yourself to a meal at a new restaurant?


A Gulf Coast staycation is the perfect way to enjoy a much-needed break while staying close to home. By taking a staycation, you'll save money on airfare and car rentals. In addition, taking a staycation means you'll save time on traveling.

Instead of spending time traveling long distances, you can put the time and money you've saved towards relaxing on your staycation.

In addition, planning a staycation means you can enrich your community and keep the local economy strong.


SeaBee Heritage Center

Tourists than locals more often visit museums. Visit the Gulf Coast's impressive array of museums and learn something new and intriguing about your hometown.

Check out the SeaBee Heritage Center to learn about the heroic service members in charge of Navy wartime and peacetime construction efforts.

Train enthusiasts will love the model trains and displays at the Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum. Kids can ride trains and enjoy the themed railroad displays.

Visitors can explore 300 years of local maritime history at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum. Visitors can see classic boats and Biloxi schooners and learn about the Gulf Coast's seafood industry.


Hint Hunter Prop

Try a new activity or something out of your comfort zone. Check out Hint Hunter Puzzle Rooms and solve a mystery with your team. You must solve the riddle to escape from the room in time.

Leave your cares and the Gulf Coast shoreline behind you with a Ship Island Excursion. The trip to Ship Island and the remote island itself is a delight.

Guests often see dolphins leaping from the water on the one-hour boat ride to Ship Island. Once on the island, take your pick of activities. You might enjoy shelling, swimming, bird watching, or just relaxing on this beautiful, natural beach.

Treat yourself to a beachside restaurant for a memorable meal. Try The Reef for fresh seafood, fabulous Gulf views, and attentive service.


Instead of driving everywhere, try walking or biking. Take a walking or biking tour of Old Town Bay St. Louis, or take a walk on the beach. You'll see your hometown from a whole new perspective as you enjoy a slower pace.


Woman in a spa

Staycations are all about relaxation, and a spa day is a wonderful way to pamper yourself. Spas such as Senses Spa & Salon offer massages and hair and nail salons. At Bellissimo Spa and Salon, you can enjoy a six-hour Journey of Indulgence, including a massage, manicure, pedicure, exfoliation, facial, and spa lunch.


There are endless ways to enjoy your Gulf Coast Staycation. Try new activities, explore local history, and pamper yourself right here on the Gulf Coast. When you live in such a fabulous location, there's no need to travel the world.

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