From the Delta to the Gulf Coast, Mississippi has all the foods to satisfy your cravings! Here in Ocean Springs our downtown restaurants are known for fresh seafood caught right here in the Gulf. The shrimp, oysters, red fish & snapper are local favorites. A casual walk downtown often ends at one of our fabulous outdoor dining spots with a cold locally brewed craft beer and fried oysters, yum!
There is nothing better than a nice bike ride through town during these early summer days. You can ride along Front Beach and see the sailboats and pelicans, stroll through down town to visit the shops and restaurants, or even through the neighborhoods to see the amazing Live Oaks with Spanish Moss hanging from the branches.
It was just announced that the Charnley-Norwood House is a recipients of the Victorian Preservation Society of America's 2017 Preservation Awards, only two awards were given out this year. The award will be given out in New your City in October. You can visit it and see for yourself the beauty of this historic home, call ahead for open hours.
The Charnley-Norwood House was built in 1890 acclaimed architect Louis Sullivan and hisdraftsman Frank Lloyd Wright. When you visit this historic property it is like walking back in time.
509 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Phone: (228) 523-4150
Our 24th Annual Spring Arts Festival is coming up this weekend, March 25th & 26th, and it is perfect timing because Spring has sprung here on the Gulf Coast! The weather is amazing, which makes for a perfect time to stroll through the festival.
"Set amongst the live oaks of downtown, more than 100 artists, crafters, and plant vendors will celebrate spring offering paintings, pottery, jewelry, plants and much more. Live music, artist demonstrations and educational sessions will be provided by regional artists and gardeners." Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
20 Unexpected Weekend Getaways to Plan This Summer
You're going to want to plan a trip ASAP to one of these under-the-radar locales that offer outdoor fun, unique attractions, and delicious eats.
Start your day right with other-worldly biscuits and pour-over coffee at Greenhouse on Porter and end it with live music at Government Street Grocery. Everything else, we leave up to you. Though, if you're looking for some inspiration in this storybook town located next to the Mississippi Sound and dotted with live oak, here goes. First, book your time to count sheep at The Inn at Ocean Springs. Then, earn your supper by hitting the water for a stand-up paddleboarding session with PaddlesUp before treating yourself to Lola Fleur, where you can pack up a delectable spread for a waterfront picnic (okay, you earned a handmade fruity, herb-infused popsicle at Pop Brothers, too). That charming coastal picnic we speak of? Try the Davis Bayou Area.
photo by: Fred Salinas