Travel & Tourism

Ocean Springs has a groovy art scene, thriving downtown

TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALDThe night life in downtown Ocean Springs is a popular affair as establishments on Washington Avenue and Government Street get plenty of business in Oct. 2014. A new state law could permit the city to establish a downtown leisure district that would for the first time allow patrons to bar hop with alcoholic beverages in go cups.
TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALDThe night life in downtown Ocean Springs is a popular affair as establishments on Washington Avenue and Government Street get plenty of business in Oct. 2014. A new state law could permit the city to establish a downtown leisure district that would for the first time allow patrons to bar hop with alcoholic beverages in go cups. SUN HERALD

Nicknamed the City of Discovery, Ocean Springs has a lot to offer seasonal tourists and locals. Just off the eastern shore of the Biloxi Bay, Ocean Springs has a thriving downtown area surrounded by Live oaks with everything from arts and crafts to a thriving nightlife featuring live music and more. Get a glimpse of the beautiful beachfront and find out what you have been missing.

Population: 17,530

Points of Interest

Fort Maurepas Park, 499 Front Beach Drive, 875­-8665

G.I. Museum, 5796 Ritcher Road, 872­-1943

Gulf Hills Golf Club, 13700 Paso Road, Ocean Springs, 872­-9663

Gulf Islands National Seashore, 3500 Park Road, 875­-9057

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education, 1600 Government St., 818­-2878

Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA, 1810 Government St., 875­-5050

Ocean Springs Art Walk, Sept. 3, 2016, downtown, 447­-4249

Ocean Springs Fresh Market, Saturdays, 1000 Washington Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 257­-2496

Ocean Springs Hospital, 3109 Bienville Blvd., 818­-1111

Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival, Nov. 5­6, 2016, downtown Ocean Springs, 875­-4424, 

• Spring Arts Festival, Last weekend in March annually, which will be March 25­26, 2017, downtown Ocean Springs, 875­-4424

Shearwater Pottery, 102 Shearwater Dr., 875­-7320

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., 872­-3164,

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