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Flying into New Orleans at 10:00 a.m. this Friday and driving to Seagrove, Florida. What to see along the way?

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Jul 8th, 2001, 06:40 AM
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Tim
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Flying into New Orleans at 10:00 a.m. this Friday and driving to Seagrove, Florida. What to see along the way?

We had driven through Biloxi/Gulfport in the past but it was night when we drove through; wanted to see it by day. So we decided to fly into New Orleans, rent a car and drive to the house we are renting in Seagrove, Florida. We have from 10:00 a.m. Friday until about 4:00 p.m. Saturday, when we pick up the keys to the Seagrove house. We will stay somewhere along the way on Friday night; have not made reservations but figured we would find someplace - doesn't have to be spectacular, just a place to sleep that night.

Does anyone have suggestions for things to see/do between New Orleans and Seagrove?
 
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Jul 8th, 2001, 08:59 AM
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I am envious of your time in Seagrove. I spent a week there at this time last year, and it was great. I grew up in Guflport but haven't lived there in years. If you like to gamble, you are in luck - lots of casinos in the area now. Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis are still nice quiet, coastal towns just west of the Gulfport/Biloxi area. Bay St. Louis does have casinos, but Pass Christian does not. Both have nice artsy areas to see. Ocean Springs would be my other recommendation of a place to stop on your way to Florida. Check out the Walter Anderson Museum and Sheer Water Pottery, his family home. Have a great time in Seagrove - have a glass of wine for me at the wine bar in Seaside.
 
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Jul 8th, 2001, 11:45 AM
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If you are interested in this sort of thing, there is a battleship you can tour immed. past the Mobile tunnel. Very interesting. They filmed part of a Stephen Segal movie on it--you know the one: he is a cook but really a "killing machine" that takes on a whole shipload of bad guys and kills them all.

Seagrove is wonderful--don't miss Cafe 30-A--def. worth a stop! We bought the best blue crabs from a crab guy in Seagrove last summer. Look for hand lettered signs. Bud and Alley's at Seaside is great too. Skip Criolla's near Grayton Beach. Modica Market at Seaside is a wonderful place to get specialty items. A bit pricey for everyday shopping, but a fun place to find unusual things.

Have a great time!!
 
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Jul 8th, 2001, 12:52 PM
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There is not much to see from New Orleans until Ft. Walton. I answered a similar question a few months ago. You could run a search. While there are some lovely homes to see in Gulfport and Biloxi, there isn't much else unless you want to gamble. You can easily drive from New Orleans to Seagrove in 5 hours. I live east of Seagrove and drove to/from New Orleans last month. No need to spend the night along the way unless you just want to. In Mobile see Battleship, USS Alabama, and Bellingrath Gardens. In Pensacola, the Naval Air Station and museum.
Take I-10 from New Orleans to Pensacola, then take Hwy 98 east to hwy 30-A, and then turn to Seagrove Beach.
 
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Jul 8th, 2001, 05:37 PM
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Everyone I know who has seen the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola raves over it. If you like military history, go see it. It is reportedly like a NASA facility, but based on naval aviation.

Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson Davis has an interesting "Presidential Library" museum.

Also, the Beau Rivage casino in Biloxi is a beautiful property, though not Las Vegas.
 
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