Something is in the water. Or the air. Something is different right now.

I know people who are moving (or have moved) from Wisconsin to Portugal with cats, from DC to Brussels with a child, from DC to Switzerland with a younger child, from Virginia to the Florida Gulf Coast…

Some of the most festive holiday events are Christmas boat parades. Have you ever seen one? Have you ever been in a holiday boat parade?

All of these holiday boat parades are along the US Gulf Coast, and listed in order from Key West, up the Florida Gulf Coast, along…

I just finished a cross-country road trip and paid $290 for a Hertz SUV rental for nine days. Certainly I have paid less for other car rentals, as I explain in this rental car article.

McCool Travel tip: AAA members have pretty good discount codes with Hertz.

But for this…

All along the Mississippi Gulf Coast there is art wherever you look. The natural setting (beach, sand, blue sky, magnificent oak trees, bayous), public art, street art, art galleries, eclectic architecture, and more.

All of the following photos were taken by me. See my Coastal Mississippi articles for detailed suggestions…

Ocean Springs is the coolest art town in Mississippi and perhaps the entire US South. Downtown Ocean Springs is a phenomenal spot to visit in Coastal Mississippi. …

The Bay St Louis bridge across St Louis Bay is 2.1 miles long. The road itself is US highway 90 and this area is part of the gorgeous Gulf Coast Scenic Byway.

See also our guide to the absolute best US Coastal Scenic Drives.

The current Bay St Louis bridge…

Explore the best coastal US scenic drives that deliver epic water views and beach access on popular and lesser known US road trips.

On these US coastal scenic drives find the softest sugar sand beaches in the world but also stark rugged cliffs, majestic bridges, and winding roads. …

As a third generation Floridian, I grew up in Miami and explored hundreds of scenic drives in Florida and selected and crafted these cool, happy, and fun Florida road trips for travelers to experience the best of the Sunshine State.

Our fabulous and fun scenic drives in Florida include Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway, A1A, Florida Keys Overseas Highway (best way to drive from Miami to Key West), and many other Sunshine State drives. Discover the real Florida-enjoy Orlando getaways and skip the massive Caribbean cruises ports.

McCool Travel tip: stay…

These six sensational Miami scenic drives entice visitors and residents with South Florida’s best nature, waterfront views, beaches, and culture. Our favorite Miami Florida drives are ideal for relaxed outings or active day trips.

The following South Florida scenic drive destinations offer outdoor heart-pumping experiences, authentic Old Florida cuisine and culture, and chances to get away from it all and explore different and more naturally enjoyable environments than cruise terminals and traffic packed roads.

Plus I suggest where to find the world’s best key…

Big Sur, Blue Ridge Parkway, Route 66, and the Overseas Highway ( Florida Keys) are covered in practically EVERY list of American road trips. For this article on spectacular and lesser-known USA road trips, I asked some travel writers to surprise me (and my readers). The resulting drives cover many states and vary from beaches to mountains to country roads to deserts.

Coastal Mississippi Scenic Drive

I have taken road trips in all 50 USA states and wrote many road trip articles on McCool Travel, including road trip habits, American road trip food, camping along Big Sur, and Florida scenic drives. One of my favorite secret, lesser known, unique American road trips is the drive along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

To see the entire Uniquely American Road Trips article, please visit Uniquely American Road Trips

Charles McCool

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