Their website says it all: the Mississippi Gulf Coast
is open for business.
And just between us travelers, now is the perfect time to visit.
“Right now, everything is as a good as it can be for us,” comments Janice Jones, public relations manager, Mississippi Gulf Coast CVB. “We have protective boom in place, and Governor Barbour has requested stepped up presence of skimmers when oil is spotted anywhere near land to prevent oil landfall.”
“Nothing has been closed along the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a result of the oil spill.”
She adds, “According to experts, wind and current conditions appear to be keeping the oil away from the Mississippi beaches. We are grateful for these conditions.”
Whatever your passion interest may be, there’s a good chance you can indulge it during a visit to the area.
Need some suggestions? How about the following.
If golf is your game, play a round or two at any of the over 20 courses
. Try your luck and double down at one of the many casinos
. Explore the area’s history with visits to Beauvoir
or the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum
. Create your own gallery
walk and discover new artists, or view works of well-known one at Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art
. Dine on local cuisine at such places as Mary Mahoney’s Old French House
As you can see, the possibilities for fun along the Mississippi Gulf Coast are endless.
So, get out and go.
photo credit: photo courtesy of the Mississippi Gulf Coast