Beautiful beaches, lively casinos, world-class entertainment, and superb dining options abound along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Long Beach, Mississippi, has a lot of activities and hotels, making it an excellent area to visit. Here are some of the top things to do if you visit this beautiful city:
Explore Fairhope Municipal Pier
Fairhope is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States, situated on a sloping plateau overlooking Mobile Bay’s cliffs and shoreline. The city has a population of 15,326 people according to the 2010 census. The Daphne-Fairhope-Foley micropolitan region, which encompasses all of Baldwin County, is centered in Fairhope. Southern Living magazine voted Fairhope the greatest small town in the South in 2016.
Visit the Gulf Islands National Seashore – Mississippi District – Davis Bayou
Along the Gulf of Mexico barrier islands of Florida and Mississippi, the Gulf Islands National Seashore provides recreational possibilities while also preserving natural and historic heritage. The protected zones comprise parts of seven islands as well as mainland locations. Although certain islands off the coast of Alabama were considered for inclusion, none are now part of the National Seashore as of 2009. Offshore barrier islands with stunning white quartz sand beaches, historic defenses, and nature paths make up the Florida District of the National Seashore. The Naval Live Oaks Reservation, beaches, and military forts are all located on the mainland near Pensacola, Florida.
Explore the Walter Anderson Museum of Art
Ocean Springs, Mississippi is home to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. Walter Inglis Anderson, famed for his portrayals of Gulf Coast plants, animals, and people, and his brothers, Peter Anderson, potter, and creator of Shearwater Pottery, and James McConnell Anderson, painter, and ceramist, are all honored at WAMA. The Walter Anderson Museum of Art was founded by a group of persons in Ocean Springs and Jackson, Mississippi, who wanted to preserve Walter Inglis Anderson’s art and culture.
Check Out Friendship Oak
Friendship Oak is a 500-year-old southern live oak on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Mississippi. From 1921 through 1971, the campus was known as Gulf Park College for Women.
Visit The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, also known as Southern Miss, is a public research university in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Hattiesburg is 70 miles north of Gulfport, Mississippi, and 105 miles northeast of New Orleans. The Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges has granted USM accreditation to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialty, and doctorate degrees. The Carnegie Foundation has designated the university as a Research University with High Research Activity.