The beaches of the Mississippi Gulf Coast have been chosen by an online travel adviser as one of the country’s Top 10 beach destinations to check out this Memorial Day weekend, behind only Hilton Head, S.C., and Hermosa Beach, Calif, and ahead of beaches in Hawaii, Florida and the Northeast.
“Sailboats, casinos and spectacular beaches await you on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast this Memorial Day weekend,” said the www.cheapflights.com story, which was carried by the London-based Reuters News Agency and picked up by the Los Angeles Times.
“The recovering seaside region has made wonderful strides in the past few years,” the survey continued, “and is burgeoning with festivities the whole family will enjoy.”
The listing mentioned the All-Harley Memorial Day Blowout, as well as charter boat fishing by day or the area casinos at night.
“This is the kind of stuff we need to remind the nation’s travelers that we are here, ready and willing,” said Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway. “This is a third-party endorsement of something we’ve known all along, that we have a great destination that’s also an affordable destination.”