Atlanta is a great town, except for one thing; it’s not on the water. To find a great beach, you need to travel. So where is the closest beach to Atlanta? There are a few that are simple day trips from Atlanta, but most are oceanside fun weekend getaways. We’ll tell you what seaside beach is closest to Atlanta, but also 10+ more drivable favorites.
Bravery. Tragedy. Heroism. Those three words come to mind when I think about the Civil Rights Movement. Things are better…but we still have a long way to go. Why? So we don’t make those same mistakes in the future. We’ve highlighted some of the stops along this regional Civil Rights Trail (along with a few state-specific stops): the brave, the tragic, and the heroic.
This was my first visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and what a beauty she is. The region is back in full force and open for business, showing Hurricane Katrina who’s really the boss…this community! With barrier islands out in the Gulf of Mexico protecting the beaches along the state, the shoreline is calm and pristine…simply gorgeous. You could come here and never leave the white sands…but don’t do that! There are plenty of fun and exciting things to do here beyond the beach. Here are my favorites from a recent trip to Mississippi Gulf Coast.