Bay St. Louis, MS
This vibrant, artsy coastal town exemplifies laid-back beach style. Kid favorites include tours of the NASA StenniSphere Center, and parents can enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Old Town district, home to specialty shops, art galleries, and antique
stores. Pick up a guide to the historic area at the Depot Visitor Center, or explore the tree-lined streets on your own. For a weekend breakfast, try the Mockingbird Café, a gourmet coffee shop just two blocks from the water.
The Trust Bed & Breakfast, located within walking distance of the beach, rents rooms that are reminiscent of the comforts of home. The house itself is worth a look for the many antiques that furnish the rooms. Find a little more glitz and glamour at the Hollywood Casino, where you can place bets, play a round of golf, or sleep in―all in a day’s work at this 600-acre resort overlooking the marina.