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Summer, coastal style
Package deals entice travelers

Published: Jul/Aug 2002

From shrimping tours to romance, there’s a late-summer travel deal for Mississippi’s Gulf Coast./ Mississippi Gulf Coast CVB photo
Late summer is an ideal time to visit the Mississippi Coast where you'll find sunny days, warm nights and travel bargains, including the following:

• Through Thanksgiving week, Biloxi Shrimping Trip (1-800-289-7908) provides 70-minute treks between Deer Island and the mainland. As a just-dropped net follows behind the two-deck boat, guides explain shrimp and the industry they have spawned. AAA discount means a $1 savings off the regular adult fare of $11 and 50 cents off the child’s $7 fee.

• With a 1,780-room hotel, outdoor pool, exercise room, restaurants, lounges and live entertainment, Beau Rivage Resort and Casino (1-888-595-2534 or www.beaurivage. com) offers several packages, valid through summer’s end.

“STOMP,” an international dance/percussion troupe, currently performs in the Beau Rivage Theater. For $59 per person (double occupancy), enjoy deluxe accommodations for one night and one ticket to the show.

Available Sunday through Thursday, Beau Rivage’s Romance Package starts at $149 per person (double occupancy) and includes one-night’s deluxe accommodations for two, chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne, turndown service, dinner for two at the seafood buffet, tax and gratuity.

The Southern Exposure Package, valid Sunday through Thursday, starts at $129 per person, double occupancy, and includes two nights’ deluxe accommodations, welcome cocktail, two breakfast buffets per person and one dinner buffet per person.

Now all you have to do is decide when you will visit this Southern playground.

– Lynn Grisard Fullman

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