A Date for Two

Bay St. Louis is the ideal location for the perfect date for two experience. This quaint place has so much to offer and it’s a multi-faceted gem for couples looking for one-of-a-kind memories set in a backdrop that fuses history with modern day fun. From morning to night, there is much to do in the city that was recently named one of Budget Travel’s “coolest” towns. Here’s a glimpse of some date ideas to enjoy:

Start the morning with a walking tour or bicycle tour that explores the historic aspects of Old Town Bay St. Louis. First, visit the Chamber of Commerce or the Depot Visitors Center to pick up a 10-page brochure that provides a map with information on 24 sites found along the self-guided tour. A second tour option shows where the 1966 movie “This Property Is Condemned” was filmed, featuring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford and Charles Bronson.

Next, grab lunch to go in Old Town and walk one block to the Shoo-Fly Oak for a peaceful picnic on the wraparound deck of a beautiful 200-year-old oak tree draped in moss. Follow that with a stroll through Old Town to enjoy specialty shops, art galleries, antique hunting, and much more.

The restaurant scene in this eclectic city is wonderful and full of various cuisine options. Menus incorporate the freshest seafood available right in backyard waters of the Gulf. On a cool night, request outdoor seating and enjoy a sunset dinner while overlooking the beautiful Bay of St. Louis.

If an appreciation for music is in your soul, end the evening at 100 Men D.B.A. Hall — a treasured landmark on Union Street that is recognized with a historical marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. Live music, special events and concerts are featured regularly.

For more information:

Historic Walking & Bike Tour: (228) 463-9222
Old Town Bay Saint Louis: www.baystlouisoldtown.com
100 Men D.B.A. Hall: www.100menhall.org
Hancock Chamber of Commerce: www.hancockchamber.org