If you’ve been to Bay St. Louis, you know there’s plenty of room to splash in pristine water, play on the beautiful beach, view amazing art and eat delicious food. We hope there’s also plenty of room on the city’s trophy shelf, because it’s filling up fast!
Yahoo! Finance recently released a list of their favorite hidden gem destinations in each state. “From sleepy small towns with loads of culture and character to quirky, one-of-a-kind museums,” the list encourages travelers to “check out these secret travel spots before they blow up.” We know it’s no longer a secret, but the rest of the country continues to catch on as Bay St. Louis was named the best hidden gem destination in Mississippi!
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It goes on to feature Arts Alive, an arts festival held each March featuring artists, makers, and performers from across the region.
“Bay St. Louis plays an extremely important role in tourism in Coastal Mississippi. The arts, sense of community, unique dining opportunities, local downtown shops, beautiful sprawling beaches, and stunning bay views all make for a highly desirable destination, which is reflected in the decision to name Bay St. Louis as the best hidden gem destination in the state. This is a phenomenal opportunity to inspire visitors to discover Bay St. Louis and the rest of the hidden gems along The Secret Coast.”
Milton Segarra, CEO of Coastal Mississippi to the Sea Coast Echo.
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Of note, the list features Rip Van Winkle Gardens on Jefferson Island in New Iberia as the Louisiana gem and Dauphin Island for Alabama. Click here to view the full list.
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