This Missouri family chose to spend their summer vacation in Ocean Springs, “the city of discovery”. Did you know that Budget Travel announced Ocean Springs as one of the top ten coolest small towns for 2018, coming in at #9.
Naples Valley News states it beautifully in their article Ocean Springs Mississippi: a hidden surprise on the Gulf Coast.
“With towering oak trees accessorized with Spanish moss, small Southern towns ooze charm and grace. Add in mom and pop corner stores, Southern hospitality and a slower pace of life, and you have a recipe for an unbeatable vacation. (…) with a history spun from Native Americans and French settlers, the area has a unique vibe, which is evident from its beautiful Great American Main Street. This charming street leads to gorgeous undeveloped beaches, a fishing pier and a kid-friendly public park.
The area surprises at every corner. Hidden behind picturesque retail shops, restaurants and galleries, visitors will find the best in casual dining and five-star experiences plus galleries presenting well-known local and national artists from across the United States. Of course, boutique inns and cottage homes, and stately Southern mansions, are simply the icing on the cake!”
To the Dougherty and Watkins family, I hope you enjoyed your vacation in our little beautiful and charming town!!! 🙂