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   Midnight Bloom for fresh flower bouquets.
Or how about the time-honored tradition of an
upscale and elegant Mother’s Day dinner at Mary Mahoney’s in Biloxi? It’s the best old New Orleans French house restaurant that’s not in New Orleans, but right here on the Coast, and has a decadent menu with lobster imperial and bourbon pecan pie as the stars.
If you’re not too stuffed, check out the quaintest coastal town on Mississippi's Gulf Coast – Ocean Springs. Its natural beauty and inviting atmosphere have made it one of the most popular shopping destinations in the state. Once you’ve strolled the oak-canopied streets and visited all of the boutiques, head over to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art
to admire the stunning cultural artworks of the city’s most famous son. And if you’ve worked your appetite back up, enjoy people watching, wine sipping, and crab cakes or fried green tomatoes at Maison de Lu. You won’t be disappointed.
Now, if your mom is a little more low-key, grab some hot pressed paninis, sandwiches, or fresh green salads from Layla’s Coffeehouse & Eatery in Gulfport and head out to your favorite beach spot for long talks followed by lots of giggles. You could even make an appointment with one of the many coastal spas so mom can relax in style and enjoy creating memories to last a lifetime.
Father’s Day can be just as memorable when you make plans on June 18 to hit the links, head to a brewery, or take to the water with dad, grandpa, or another outstanding man in your life in tow.
The Coast is teeming with great golf courses
from Bay St. Louis to Pascagoula are not only located in beautiful settings but are award-winning greens designed by pro golfers and are sure to impress even the grumpiest dads.
If swinging a golf club is not your dad’s thing, why not rent a boat, kayak, paddleboard, jet ski
or go parasailing. There are so many ways to
enjoy watersports on the Coast and with charter boats and ecotourism tours you likely won’t be able to fit them all in. Pick an activity that looks suitable for the whole family and surprise dad with an exciting adventure on the water.
After your outdoor adventures, head over to The Chimneys in Gulfport for a little classic coastal cuisine accompanied by sweet moments with your dear ole dad. And it doesn't matter what time you get there, they’ve been serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner since 2000.
And if your father is more of a crawfish man, tell him to get his peelers ready and visit Taranto's in D’Iberville or Bozo’s Seafood Market in Pascagoula for a steaming hot bag of those tasty little crustaceans. You can even pour up a frosty craft beer while you wait. And after, head over to one of the many public beaches or scenic parks and have a casual feast while you see who can pinch the tales and suck the heads the quickest. Make no mistake, it’s a race and the winner eats all the crawfish.
But, no matter the plans you come up with, mom and dad will just be happy to spend a special day together with family enjoying Coastal Mississippi.

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