The state that carries the name of America's most famous river is a bastion of Deep South hospitality, history, and music (Delta blues ring a bell?), with casinos (Biloxi, Tunica) and some great Gulf Shore beaches, to boot!

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Vicksburg cited in 'Themed Itineraries in the USA Satisfy Many People's Interests'

    Some people are traipsing through lovely landscapes as others explore history from days of North America's earliest tribal peoples to the present. Avid birders use binoculars to spot colorful feathered friends in flight while canoers and kayakers dip paddles into the water. At the end of the day, many of these visitors to Panama City, Florida, belly up to an oyster bar to enjoy freshly shucked bivalves prepared in a variety of ways.   These seemingly disparate activities and attractions…

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on our blog: Biloxi and the Beau Rivage

This hotel is truly a destination resort in every sense of the word. Though it is billed as an cceanfront resort and it is, it is not a beachfront resort. You must walk down the block a way to access the beach. The resort does have a spectacular pool area and separate sun deck that overlooks the water but does not have an actual beach. Knowing the damage the area sustained not only from the most recent hurricane but also from Hurricane Katrina I expected the beaches to be a mess. Though the…

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  • Here's an interesting cultural development: The new digs for the Smithsonian-affiliated Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art is finally opening tomorrow in Biloxi, Mississippi, with a design by Frank Gehry. OK, by now Gehry's done his schtick even my dinky hometown in upstate NY, but nonetheless should add a little more heft/depth to the area's touristic offerings. http://georgeohr.org.
  • Mississippi coast update:

    • The state government, in conjunction with local officials, has closed the sand beach in Hancock County from Nicholson Avenue, west to the Silver Slipper Casino. The beaches are closed to public use until further notice. Security to ensure non-essential personnel stay off the beach is being provided by local law enforcement.
    • The beach advisories for Jackson and Harrison counties remain in effect. The following areas had significant amounts tar mats and tar patties on the shoreline:

    o Harrison County: from Third Avenue in Pass Christian to Azalea Avenue in Biloxi.
    o Jackson County: Main Street in the Belle Fountain area west to Seashore Avenue.
    o The public is asked to avoid contact with oil-related materials and stay out of the water if these materials are visible.
  • Now on the Tripatini blog: a post about great vacation stuff to do on the Gulf coast of Mississippi (and it....
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