We recently made the trip to the city of Ocean Springs, located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is a historic, artsy, and quaint town that has a thriving downtown area, situated a few blocks from the beach. Here are a few things we did and ate on our trip:
We explored the downtown area, which is full of locally owned restaurants, boutiques, art shops, bars, and other locally owned businesses.
Government Street Grocery in downtown Ocean Springs is known for its burgers and sandwiches (we suggest the Cajun Roast Beef). They have live music throughout the week, and the large patio is perfect for sitting outside.
We visited the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, which celebrates the works of the famous artist, Walter Anderson, and his two brothers. Walter is most known of for his unique style of water color, and most of his illustrations depict the natural beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
We visited the Ocean Springs Harbor, which has more than 100 commercial and privately owned boats. If you want fresh seafood, you can buy it here right off the boats!
We started one morning with doughnuts and coffee at TatoNut in downtown. We highly recommend going here and suggest going early in the morning because the line can get longer than the block!
We went to The Office for a few drinks, which is located in the heart of downtown. They have a great atmosphere for young professionals and always have games on their big screen televisions.
Lovelace Drug Store is a historic pharmacy in downtown that has been open since 1942. The owner recently sold to CVS, but the city is working with them to keep the historic sign and mural that is extremely recognizable in downtown.
The Candy Cottage is a dream for kids (and some adults, including us). They have a ton of homemade fudge, pralines, pecan logs, and other treats.
After more exploring downtown, we took a pit stop at Mosaic Tapas Bar. They have the best Mojitos made the right way with real fruit and fresh mint.
We ended our trip with a stroll along the beach. The City of Ocean Springs has a new boardwalk along the beach, where you will find many people riding bikes, walking dogs, jogging, or laying out.
If you haven't visited the Mississippi Gulf Coast, or Ocean Springs, book your trip today!