I’m really excited to interview author Lisa Evans about Gulfport, Mississippi. Lisa’s tips for the best things to do in Gulfport are awesome because she relocated from New York about a decade ago and loves the warm weather and beautiful scenery.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Coastal Mississippi, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Gulfport
The local airport is Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT), which is about a 10-minute drive to downtown.
You may also take the Route 34 – Pass Road bus between Biloxi and Gulfport, but you’ll still need a vehicle to get from one attraction to another. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around within the city. However, it will be expensive if you decide to travel between cities along the coast.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Lisa Evans about Gulfport, Mississippi. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Gulfport, Mississippi
- Green dots = best things to do in Gulfport, Mississippi
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Gulfport, Mississippi
Who is Lisa Evans?
Lisa Evans is an author, freelance travel journalist, and photographer. She has always enjoyed the outdoors and nature and often includes them in her writing and photography.
History is another passion – every place has a story to tell if only you find it. This love of history, along with her admiration for beautiful, poignant photographs pushes her to author
stories and take photos to instill a desire in her readers to explore the world and discover new places.
Lisa’s book, 100 Things To Do In Coastal Mississippi Before You Die, will be available on September 15, 2022, from Reedy Press. She is a member of professional writing organizations TravMedia, IFWTWA, and Travel Writer’s University.
Here are a few articles that she’s written:
- A Treasure Trove of Natural Beauty, Culture, and Fun
- Let Us Surprise You in Coastal Mississippi
- Play – Stay – Eat in Coastal Mississippi
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Mira Temkin shares about the Alabama Civil Rights Trail. In this episode, Mira and I talk about walking on the Edmund Pettis Bridge, hearing stories from Experience Givers, and visiting the 16th Avenue Baptist Church. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
To learn more about Mississippi and other destinations along the Gulf Coast, listen to these episodes:
- Roller Coasters, Impersonations, and the Beach at Gulf Shores, Alabama
- Mardi Gras, Shell Island & Annual Blessing of the Fleet in Panama City, Florida
- Cajun Gumbo and Swamp Tours in Lafayette, Louisiana
- French Quarter, Live Jazz & WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana
- Rodeo Houston, NASA Space Center & Blue Lagoon in Houston, Texas
- Creole Nature Trail, Smoked Boudin & Delta Downs in Lake Charles, Louisiana